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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New appreciation for my V dash.... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; After driving a new XTS loaner for a day, I have to say, I really appreciate the real buttons and ...
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    New appreciation for my V dash....

    After driving a new XTS loaner for a day, I have to say, I really appreciate the real buttons and simplicity of the dash and controls.
    I have never experienced such a cluster&*^% of badly designed and executed "touch me gently" controls. What a disaster.
    Whoever designed that POS cue system should be drawn and quartered.
    90% of the time, touching said controls resulted in nothing. nada. If you are lucky enough to get it to respond at all it's so surprising that you immediately pull you finger off and have to start over.
    Now I push my real buttons and twiddle the volume control knob in the V just for kicks. lol... ugh.

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    I disagree it's as simple as a smartphone

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    My father took my V for a ride the other day and he's like why can't u get that dash in moms XTS and I'm like sorry dad the days when caddies had normal controls are long gone

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    While I agree that Cadillac could have done a lot better than CUE, I don't think it's as bad as you're describing - a lot of people think the touch sensitive surface is the little chrome bars that underline all the controls in the center stack, but they're not. The touch sensitive part is actually right above those bars. Once you realize that, you start getting a 100% hit rate on the controls. The bars are there to act as guides. I don't think this is the best design, especially since it's not intuitive, but it does make a difference when you start hitting it in the right place.

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    Cadi should work with Apple's Human Interface group to redesign CUE. It works but is not intuitive.

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    Cadi should work with Apple's Human Interface group to redesign CUE. It works but is not intuitive.
    If they did this we would have no options in the system haha. Apple is terrible if you want to change anything, but it is stupid simple.

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    I have to agree with the OP, I had a chance to sample the CUE system with a loaner as well, and I was NOT impressed.
    It was so good to be back in my V!

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    It would be nice if manufacturers made these systems available as plug and play kits to swap in to older Vs f you like Cue or Apples new iCar. Or for backwards compatible for those that might want more buttons. I understand it's not that simple, but I'm not buying a new car for some new touch radio and factory support to upgrade would be nice.

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    I've had a couple loaner XTS and CTS and it feels like I spend more time looking at the "buttons" trying to press in the correct area, taking my eyes off the road longer. I'm sure over time I would get used to it but the buttons seem more clustered together, leaving larger room for error. At least now when I press a button it does what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hyde
    I have to agree with the OP, I had a chance to sample the CUE system with a loaner as well, and I was NOT impressed. It was so good to be back in my V!
    I'm with you, man.

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    Quote Originally Posted by dmax/04v View Post
    If they did this we would have no options in the system haha. Apple is terrible if you want to change anything, but it is stupid simple.
    That's the point. Simple, logical, intuitive, for the 95% of the populace that is not tech savvy.

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    I hate CUE!!!!

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    Re: New appreciation for my V dash....

    I am far from old and CUE sucks plain and simple. I think the majority of people that try and use CUE absolutely hate it. Maybe Cadillac can come out with a software update for it to make it faster and better. I do like having knobs for volume.

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    Just had an XTS loaner myself and couldn't agree more with the OP. I found it nearly impossible to find "the sweet spot" so that the controls would respond to my touches. I appreciate much of what CUE offers (i.e., streaming music through Bluetooth), however, the responses of the soft buttons are inconsistent at best.

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