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Old 12-16-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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stop/start. loud, wake the dead honk when locking the door with the fob. lock button on fob that gives the truck that wake the dead honk when you turn the key (touching the button) to start.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:51 AM
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Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Auto lock/unlock.
Cruise control.
Satellite radio.
MyFord features like vehicle report.
Tow/Haul mode. I'll tow something about every 4 years.
Select Shift, allows you to manually shift gears.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Not my current car, but I had a Grand Voyager with a feature that would automatically lock the doors when you would reach a certain speed (I think it was 15 mph). I thought it was fine but my wife didn't like it because much of the time it resulted in the passenger door being locked when she was wanting to get in, so I disabled it.

I still thought it was a pretty good feature, especially in a car marketed mainly to people who were using it to haul kids.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:14 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
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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.
up or down, they dont really get in my way.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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Cruise control. Last time I used it was driving across I 80 last summer. I never use it, honestly. For a very long stretch of hi way with limited merging traffic, it has its use. But how hard is it to maintain and pay attention to your speed?
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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12v outlet in trunk, in case I get a 12v cooler or charge phone back there

I ignore the airbags, never tested it before in my life
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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The least useful thing in my wifes JeeP is the start stop nonsense where the engine shuts off when you stop. Unfortunately I can't ignore it because it defaults to on when the car first starts and I have to press a button to disable the feature.



The pennies that the system saves in gas is going to cost hundreds when the starter has to be replaced sooner than later.



It is so aggravating when I forget to turn it off, I pull into a parking spot the engine turns off, I shift the car into park the engine starts up again just to have me push the dash button to turn it off.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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Voice recognition. Turned off on day one. I'm sorry, but I'm not talking to my car, my phone, my computer or some pod on the end table.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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start/stop in a E series MB. Like I'm ever going to save enough on gas to justify the cost of replacing a worn out starter in that car. Utterly useless and only there for financial gain to MB to lower cafe taxes.. thankfully the car has a dedicated button right on the stack that one push turns it off (default is always on every time you start the car).
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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Not my current car, but I had a Grand Voyager with a feature that would automatically lock the doors when you would reach a certain speed (I think it was 15 mph). I thought it was fine but my wife didn't like it because much of the time it resulted in the passenger door being locked when she was wanting to get in, so I disabled it.
Mine re-locks itself if I don't open a door quick enough. Which means I can't decide I'm going for a walk or bike ride, think oh! my sunglasses are in the car, unlock it from inside the house, walk outside to get the glasses, close door and be on my merry way.

Nope, because by the time I reach the driveway I hear the damn locks shut again.

Last time I needed to do this I got all fancy and brought the key out with me, and then locked it inside the trunk in a pair of shoes. And promptly forgot I did this. A week later I realized I was missing my spare set of keys and it took the entire weekend to remember out what I had done.

(it also locks when I hit a certain speed which I don't find quite as annoying as the above issue)
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