Those of you who read me regularly know that I make no secret of the fact that I'm petite. In auto-speak, I am the fifth percentile female, which means I'm at the 5-feet-tall mark. So, I do occasionally have rants that might not apply to the 6-feet-tall among you. This is likely one of them.
My rant: The mic placement for Sync and hands-free calling in the 2013 Ford Taurus.
I've ranted about mic placement before in the Kia Sorento, which could hear me fine, but would not catch my passenger because of its far-left placement. But the mic placement in the Taurus is confounding because it will definitely miss me and likely miss my passenger as well. Why? Because it's directly over my head!
During the test week, I had to tip my head back every time I wanted to talk on the phone or make a Sync command. Talk about taking your eyes off the road! I had to resort to using my antiquated headphones for proper hands-free calls, and the Sync commands just plain didn't work.
Really? I mean what happened to putting the mic in the center near the map lights? If anyone out there knows the logic of the non-central mic placement, I'd really like to hear it.
But in the meantime, I'm clicking that dislike button on this feature in the Taurus.