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Old 12-16-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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The family of Toyota Entune Apps. Totally annoying and can screw up all audio, including radio. Love the new 2018 Camry; hate Entune.

Toyota finally wised up and is now integrating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into their fleet.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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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.
I love that feature. I don't live in a high crime area, but no one is going to be able to open the door and hop in to hijack one at a red light.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:39 PM
Status: "People and tear gas - either it's a border or it isn't." (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: New York Area
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Toyota finally wised up and is now integrating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into their fleet.
Too late for me; I took possession August 31, 2018.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:49 PM
 
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We have a Subaru Forester. It came with a moon roof which we have never used. It also has Bluetooth for something; my eyes must have glazed over when the dealer tried to explain its function to me. It also has a bunch of menus for stuff like setting reminders for maintenance; never used it. My wife loves the heated front seats though.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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We have a Subaru Forester. It came with a moon roof which we have never used. It also has Bluetooth for something; my eyes must have glazed over when the dealer tried to explain its function to me. It also has a bunch of menus for stuff like setting reminders for maintenance; never used it. My wife loves the heated front seats though.
Blue tooth you can connect your phone.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Another vote for sunroof or moonroof or whatever you want to call it. Never used them and all they are good for is is taking away headroom.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Canada
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My car doesn't have a lot of features compared to a lot of today's cars, so there's not really anything I can think of that I don't use. Other than the back windows which haven't worked in a few years, and my keyless entry too. But I did like those features when they DID work.

Although, a lot of the new cars I see now, have a lot of features that look like fun things to have, but probably would be forgotten about or seen as a hassle after a use or two. Such as I probably wouldn't use a USB port or an input jack very often, since most of my driving is not far distances. But it would be nice to have.

I live in Florida so it'd probably be the same for things like heater mirrors, seats or steering wheel.

Oh, and I had a rental with push button ignition, and I agree the key fobs were huge and bulky. The idea of having the keys in my pocket when I drove just seemed awkward, and I was always putting the fob on the console when I drove and then worrying I'd forget it when I got out. And it really doesn't seem that much harder to put the key in the switch and turn vs putting your foot on the brake and pushing a button. I don't really see the big point of it.
I think it depends if you are a man with only pockets or a woman with a purse.

My latest car (VW Atlas) has the fob ignition and lock/unlock features, and although it took me a while to get used to not digging around in my purse for it, I now love it. My purse goes where I go, so I'll never get into my car without it. I don't have to dig around in my purse for it. Yay!

It is very convenient when you've got a heavy purse full of "stuff", arms full of bags, and all you have to do is pull on the door handle to open it from a locked position. The same for locking it... a thumb to the handle and it locks.

As for swiping my foot under the hatch-back to open it hands-free, that feature hasn't been the most successful for me. I feel like a fool swiping my foot under there in a parking lot, and the darned thing still won't open. Most times, I just open it with the standard button at the back, but again I don't have to dig those darned keys out for anything.
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Follow the oil exhaust cloud until you run out of gas, then turn left
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AM/FM radio. Completely, utterly useless except maybe to DX Canada at nights when the ionosphere really gets going. Drive through DMA #22 one of these days and see if you disagree.

In my car Onstar is 100% useless. It was a first-generation AMPS-only model and when the F˘˘ dropped the requirement to carry AMPS in 2008, most telcos were quick to dump it. My '20 is no exception, one time I tried using it to see what would happen and it did precisely nothing since there's no AMPS service here any more. It was an aftermarket (meaning: box-in-trunk) kit so it was pretty easy to remove.

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Old 12-16-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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My truck is temporarily outside right now. The first thing I do is turn on the seat heat and steering wheel heat. I paid for them and I'd be stupid to not use them this time of the year. Besides, they feel so good when it's freezing outside.
I would probably like steering wheel heat better than seat heat. It's not my butt that's cold when I get in the car. I also don't live in AK, so my freezing temps may be a bit warmer than yours!
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:35 PM
 
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Rear windshield wipers. They might come in handy if I ever thought to use them, but I don't even know how to turn them on. My main gripe is the big control box mounted in the rear window.
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