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Published on July 22nd, 2009 | by Green Diva Meg

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Riding in Eco-Style Continued – LexusLog :: Day 3

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Day 3 was painful because I had to go to work and my ability to drive was severely limited for most of the day.

Still loved the ride.

Hooked up my phone to the built-in bluetooth, hands-free system, which was a fairly painless process, but friends on the receiving end of these hands-free calls complained about the volume and my sounding ‘far away’ (which could be attributed to my lack of height – perhaps I am at a greater distance than the average person who would be driving the car?).

Using the USB port, I hooked up my iPod and prepared to rock myself to work. While it seemed to play okay, it locked up the device controls and I was unable to make any changes from the iPod itself. It seems I have to preset the music and then plug it in. Perhaps it is better with an auxiliary plug, which is also available, but I don’t have one of those cords handy. Will have to work on that one more.

Otherwise, the sound system is very good and as you can tell, a priority to me. I’m kind of superficial in being less concerned about what is under the hood than I am about the ergonomics of the experience.

Speaking of ergonomics, I read in the press release that some of the materials used for the dashboard are made from natural castor seeds and renewable kenaf plants, rather than petroleum-based sources. VERY cool.

I promise I’ll get into what is under the hood . . . that’s tomorrow’s post.

eat. blog. be merry!

gd meg


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  • Sustainable Development

    Check the owner’s manual to learn where the hands-free microphone is situated in the vehicle. That might help your “far away” sounding a wee bit if you can direct your voice more toward the microphone.

  • Sustainable Development

    Check the owner’s manual to learn where the hands-free microphone is situated in the vehicle. That might help your “far away” sounding a wee bit if you can direct your voice more toward the microphone.

  • http://www.thegreendivas.com Green Diva Meg

    Unfortunately, there is no owner’s manual yet! I’m sure it is in a relevant owner’s manual for the regular 250, but I didn’t have one handy and no time to cruise the Internet looking for details. I’m sure if I had one, it could’ve been resolved fairly painlessly.

  • http://www.thegreendivas.com Green Diva Meg

    Unfortunately, there is no owner’s manual yet! I’m sure it is in a relevant owner’s manual for the regular 250, but I didn’t have one handy and no time to cruise the Internet looking for details. I’m sure if I had one, it could’ve been resolved fairly painlessly.

  • Sustainable Development

    Since Lexus omitted the owner’s manual, here is a webpage demonstrating how to adjust the onboard mic, albeit for a Prius the system should not be far off:

    http://www.bobrichardson.com/prius_voice_problems.html

  • Sustainable Development

    Since Lexus omitted the owner’s manual, here is a webpage demonstrating how to adjust the onboard mic, albeit for a Prius the system should not be far off:

    http://www.bobrichardson.com/prius_voice_problems.html

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