pending purchase either GR86/BRZ
p.s. personally, I think criticisms are useful for prospective buyers as well as Subaru/Toyota.
That is funny because my last car's steering wheel controls were set up how you want them, but I wanted the opposite setup like they are in the BRZ. My reasoning was that I change the radio controls a lot during a drive, and (literally) on the same hand I had to shift gears with my manual transmission. I like being able to change the song playing and shift gears at the same time. Also, if the radio controls were on the right side, then I could just use my right hand on the actual radio head unit 6 inches away. With the BRZ setup, I can easily use both hands to control the radio... the left on the steering wheel and the right on the head unit all while shifting gears as needed.My biggest pet-peeve so far is that the radio controls are on the left of the steering wheel and the gauge-cluster controls are on the right. It's counter-intuitive because they're effectively swapped relative to the actual positions for LHD vehicles.