That's the detailed, expert opinion of Brian Greenstone, an Austin, TX-based programmer who owns both a Karma and an Aston Vantage, according to The Truth About Cars. Greenstone also has enough time and passion for his cars that he recorded a 41-minute video about just why the Karma's infotainment and climate control panel, the Command Center, is so tremendously bad (he also made a 27-minute video reviewing the car as a whole. Both are available below). Greenstone gives the system an F. That's up from an F- before a recent software update. These are grades only an owner can give, someone who's spent time getting to know the car. He says:
- Automatic climate control? It "basically doesn't work."
- Bluetooth? The screen "gives you no information."
- Changing audio inputs using the steering wheel controls? "I have no idea what audio mode I'm in."
- System settings? "I've got to take a breath before I start talking about this. This is awful. This makes you wonder what two-year-old designed it."