How hot should my dashboard get?

After about 30 minutes of driving, my dashboard get very hot. In particular, the aluminium section above the driver’s coin holder gets almost too hot to touch.Is this normal? Does anyone know of any way to remedy it? My car only has about 2,000 miles and seems to have always done it.

Nathan,That is normal for that area to get hot, the cooling system pipes run through the sill along the chassis on there way to the radiator.Phil