the Fob option would just add more expense, buttons, etc. i can live without that. remember, it can all be made much easier, but keep in mind, its a...a...
mechanical thing. and it practically stands alone. nearly everything else is controlled electronically. even the old standby; the Parking Brake is no longer mechanical. when you consider the location of the latch, i find it difficult to really put the release handle anywhere else. its preferable that the cable be in a relatively straight line and ya, i agree, if i lost 20 lbs, it would be a lot easier for me to bend down to pull that lever.
but as it stands, several dozen things could have been made easier and that will always be true. we can get into a left-hand/right-hand discussion as well (i am left-handed) now the charge port latch release is waaaay down my list. now if we want to talk about inconvenient, lets talk about ECO mode
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 13,705 mi, 93.41% SOH
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