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Old 12-15-2018, 09:31 PM
 
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You should get a vehicle with stop/start adaptive cruise control. The old fashioned maintain-one-speed cruise control is pretty much useless.
Hmm I forgot cruise, but when I drove back roads a lot, or at night on highways with no traffic it was nice. These days I don't use it.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:06 AM
 
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Sunroof. I never open it and I keep the shade pulled shut. It might as well not exist.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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I think faux roof rails are one of them. Completely useless for most drivers.
While they can add a touch of style to an SUV, they have no other use. On top of it, they aren’t cheap either. They should be added if necessary.
Lane change assist is another one, in my opinion. I always turn it off and I am on a hwy a lot.
Or huge key fobs. Who needs that bulky stuff?
They are not faux roof rails, they are fully functional. They sometimes not come with the crossbars and have to add it for them to function.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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They are not faux roof rails, they are fully functional. They sometimes not come with the crossbars and have to add it for them to function.
Right, but by saying they are useless, I meant most drivers don't need or use them. They should be optional like tow bar.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:44 AM
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Location: in my car
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Moon roof. We've opened it once, even keep the shade closed all the time.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Hand brake. In both stick and auto, I can't recall ever using it, except in highly unusual situations. But there are times when they ere essential.

I bought a used Honda and didn't know about the radio codes. Unless the previous owner has written down the codes and told you where, it makes it possible for only the thief, but not the owner, to reprogram the radio.

And then there is the hidden reset button for the fuel pump that you have to know about and find if somebody nudges your bumper while parking.

Those last two go beyond useless, into infuriating.

Oh wait theres another. There is the automatic load stabilizer under the cargo deck of the Olds station wagon, that readjusts every time you roll over, if trying to sleep in the car. The only way to disable it through the same fuse as the radio.

Did I mention my friends Honda Fit? He reached in through the window to start it, and the empty seat sensor set off the theft alarm, and it took five minutes reading the manual to turn it off.

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Old 12-16-2018, 05:03 AM
 
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This is the most random/least useful thread on CD.
Not.

Just had a relative purchase a top of the line Honda CRV with all of those high tech "gadgets".

An older couple. Brought up with cars with crank windows, key in door to lock, etc.

One by one on this new top of the line Honda CRV -

each one of the gadgets is being turned off. Most a trip to dealer to get turned off.

So they pay high dollars for top of the line vehicle AND turn off most/all of the safety features.

Why didn't they buy the base model - save a few thousand dollars - and get what they use?
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:52 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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volvo s80's have a button that when pressed the rear headrests go down. -- anyone know why they do that (visability) ?
also volvos have one bright rear tail light on the left side. according to their website, it be foggy in switzerland so trailing cars can see you. i use it to **** off drivers behind me who honk.


also:
https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyfraud.../fake_exhaust/

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the One most Useless?

sunroof/moonroof/whatever.
during the day, it allows too much light which drowns out digital readouts,
and at night, it offers no advantage over a solid roof in terms of cabin visibility.

however, a "car guy" told me that the newer sunroofs are more solid
and stable and protective than any of the newer solid "non-sun" roofs.
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Sunroof. I never open it and I keep the shade pulled shut. It might as well not exist.
heat rises, its nice as a vent.

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Old 12-16-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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Most useless is that eco light. I have them all turned off on my vehicles.
You mean Eco mode on your car? It's not just a light.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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I don't use the heated seats. And unless I'm outside working at some sort of event and freezing, I probably wouldn't.

I *do* love the heated mirrors. Scraping mirrors is a royal pain. And I'm so glad to have a sunroof again after 15 years of not having one.

The dumbest car is the 3 rear headrests. They got pulled out the first month and will live in the house for as long as I own the car. That's all I could see in the rearview mirror.
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