At what point, do you suppose, is it that factory personalization makes the whole idea of individual personalization a moot point? If you want nut-bouncing bass, you no longer have to go aftermarket, these days you can get a trunkful of the stuff already built right in. And now many car’s interior lighting has joined the rainbow coalition too, offering up a plethora of PMS options straight off the assembly line.
But is that a good thing? It used to be that serious automakers washed their cars’ gauges in red light because it was deemed easiest to read and least stressful on the eyes. Plus, that’s the color fighter jets used. Other makers have been a little lax in their dash light colors, in fact in its last iteration Toyota’s Sienna minivan had a bizarre mix of blue and green dash lights that was a little sickening to look at.
That of course is not a problem in cars like Ford’s Mustang when you check the MyColor dash light option box (actually, it’s part of a package). The ‘Stang, like some other modern cars, provides the option to switch between a number of colors for the gauge cluster, and even more for the neon sign-like cup holder illumination. Wow, that’s like freedom of choice, which is good, right? Maybe not. Sometimes too much freedom is its own noose, and having all those choices might mean that you’ve spent your hard-earned cash on something that you set on white and then never touch again. What a waste. What do you think about color-changeable interior lights, Brah! or Blah?