Started this to answer glb, but hope it’s of interest to others
The 500 and I had our first real road trip this weekend. About 220 miles each way, almost all on interstate. A very enjoyable experience. With no other passengers there was plenty of room, just an overnight bag in the back.
Sport+ felt best. We were in the left lane unless traffic was light or that lane rough. This meant traffic around 80 sometimes groups over 90. Typical stuff. Effortless, good power at these speeds. About all you’d ever need, and could produce some angry noises when passing left lane idiots.
Sure looked great in the restaurant and hotel parking lots. I did notice how great the Infrared looks as light gets low. Dark tones come to be. Delicious.
Sound system clarity and volume adequate. Very sharp and digital, not analog and warm like our Bentley. Still was really fun, some live Grateful Dead on satellite radio full volume brought chills
WAZE on Carplay was nice, but twice it cut out and I had to awkwardly restart it on the phone. Also, it has to be started on the phone before the many notifications about traffic etc are on the screen, or you can give notifications to others. If it is started on the car it can do nav but not the cool WAZE features.
About 1500 miles now so the touchpad has been figured out pretty well. On Spotify it’s just plain awful, so touchy that selecting anything in particular is about impossible. But the main vehicle settings are easy after a few hours of getting used to it.
The seat is good, not perfect, but not too uncomfortable to spend over three hours in.
Overall, this is a great car to travel in. Moves on nicely, comfortable, easy to be proud of. Not a Bentley, not that sense of occasion or old world comfort. But at about 40% the price, the LC is a good place to be. And no list of concerns to worry about.