• car follower avatar car follower Posted: 4/21/2013 1:07pm PDT

    Just had the Ford dealer install the latest My Ford touch into my wife's 2013 Escape. For a starter I went to download it onto a thumb drive as the letter of instruction advised me to. Couldn't download it onto a Mac Book as it required a java program first. Couldn't install Java as they and Mac are not friends. So went to the dealer and they performed the download and installation. All that was left was for me to reset the radio stations and the rear camera. This I shouldn't have had to do.Now I understand why people don't like My Ford Touch.

  • fb_1224815454 avatar Jim Posted: 4/20/2013 10:26am PDT

    Having experience several versions of the Comand system, I find it somewhat archaic today. Currently, I have a '12 Audi Q5 with MMI plus and it works pretty well. The voice control doesn't always understand and the windows and sunroof need to be closed. The most frustrating is the radio which permits "presets" or favorites but requires you to select "Presets" every time you start the car a new. One feature no often mentioned is the in dash screen between the speedo and tach which provides duplicate info from the main screen and button on the steering wheel which permit telephone, media selection and use without use of the main control knob. It also provides nav info. And the "optional" Bluetooth works great.

  • fb_100003661908544 avatar Chris Posted: 4/20/2013 3:07pm PDT

    As an owner of a 2008 Audi A6, I have to disagree with your assessment of MMI. Using the knob and button controlled interface is much easier than stretching for a screen interface. After about a week of use, I got the hang of it and can easily use it while paying attention to the road. The voice control and Bluetooth also work very well for cell operation.

    Plus, you don't have to be constantly wiping off greasy fingermarks as with the CUE display. I've tried Caddy's system and applaud their effort, but there's no workaround for this messy byproduct.