Well the color is easily solved with a different backlight and the reverse LCD can probably be made to look like a regular LCD.
The Europe one is made up of a whole bunch of individual square pixels instead of fixed letters and number segments, which allows them to program it to display almost anything that'll fit on that tiny screen -- even animation and graphics logos! Some of the RAV4 Europe websites still show the animation that plays when you start the engine...
Judging by the first pic, it also looks like it has a trip computer that reports gas mileage, etc.
The first one is easier to read but I think it's too busy. I also don't understand all the differences between countries. Doesn't seem an economical way to build cars to me. I'd think the more standard parts the better. The animation would definitely be cool.
Doesn't make sense to me either. Even with domestic manufacturers (Ford, GM). They have cool cars with cool options for Europe and Asia but not here! And they wonder why they're not doing so well in the U.S. Duh! We want the cars they make for other countries.
Anyway, 2nd pic easier for me to read. 1st one is too busy. The instantaneous mpg meter is kinda neat. Drove a Jetta that had that. Not good in the city but on long steady drives it can be helpful.
Well Karrock, which one did YOU think looked better? I thought everyone was going to say the first (European) one! I like that one better (Ok yes it is a bit too busy, but as far as display technology I like the first one).
I was being sarcastic when I said the second one looks better... note the :wink: .
IMHO... the first one looks sooooooooo much better... there is NO comparison. I'm NOT a fan of the ORANGE, but in defense of the ORANGE, it does match the ORANGE color setting on my SIRIUS SPORTSTER perfectly 8)