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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

Also, what car feature do you seldom use by choice?

For me, it's the cruise control. My previous car had 50,000 miles in three years and probably less than 30 miles were in cruise control. I had plenty of highway miles having driven a handful Las Vegas to Salt Lake City and over a dozen Las Vegas to San Diego round trips. I just feel more comfortable with my foot on the accelerator and also like to slightly vary my speed on the highway to avoid wolf packs (group of cars).

Here's my new car...




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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4273 times:

Can't see a whole lot of that.

Don't have a pic to hand of my Mustang but the feature I never use is the small luminous tag which dangles in the trunk and will let you out if you get trapped in there. Strangely I've never needed it.



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 1):
the feature I never use is the small luminous tag which dangles in the trunk and will let you out if you get trapped in there. Strangely I've never needed it.

I actually had to use it on a rental car last year, somehow the trunk release cable got caught on a luggage and I couldn't open the trunk. I had to fold down the rear seatback, remove my luggage and pull the emergency release tag to open the trunk.


My old car...



[Edited 2013-04-09 14:32:36]


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4232 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 2):
My old car...

This must be some sort of meme I don't understand. Or is your garage really small and you only have a telephoto lens   ?



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User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 3):
This must be some sort of meme I don't understand. Or is your garage really small and you only have a telephoto lens ?

Apparently the best part of the cars are the front bumpers.        


User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1142 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

I'll continue the 'here's a bit of my car' theme then...



What don't I use? Well, I'm not sure I've had cause to use the fog lights before. Other than that, I tend to use pretty much everything other than the full power of the car!



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User currently offlineakiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4197 times:



 



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 5):
What don't I use? Well, I'm not sure I've had cause to use the fog lights before.

I had a Honda Accord with fog lights and a sunroof. I seldom used either. The sunroof, it's either too hot or too noisy, or both.

Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 4):
Apparently the best part of the cars are the front bumpers



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User currently offlinesoJo From UK - England, joined Nov 2012, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4187 times:
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Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
Here's my new car...

Yugo  
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 2):
My old car...

Toyota?

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 5):
I'll continue the 'here's a bit of my car' theme then...

Ford Fiesta with a darn great turbo or maybe not?

BTW, I have a free bus pass now, so I sold my Mk II Escort for thirty bob (£1.50) and now can afford half a pint of lager!   



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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4172 times:



200hp 6sp manual box

What don't I use ? The speed limiter function.

  


User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

2008 Saab 9-5

Feature I use the least: Cooled glove compartment. Nifty feature to have AC in there, but never used it.




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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10023 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4117 times:
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When it was new, 3 years ago (and yet, already had a nice coating of LA dust):

http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-6vvz7dq/0/L/i-6vvz7dq-L.jpg

2010 Mazda 3 S Sport; 2.5L with 6-speed manual.

Currently has a philips flat-head screw embedded in the right rear tire.   

Features I use the least? Probably the AM/FM radio and the fog lights.



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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4087 times:



2000 Subaru Legacy L Wagon with 5-speed manual. I'm pretty sure it's a base model with no options, so there's not a lot to not use. Probably the little storage compartment under the dash by your left knee is what I use least, or the coin holder. I don't like having money out in plain view in my car, even if it is just a couple bucks worth of quarters.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

Hey Confuscius!
Great to see you back in the forums!   

Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
For me, it's the cruise control.

No offense but you are a bit of a slow driver.   


Least used feature in my car is the cigar lighter. I do not smoke cigarettes and I don't smoke marijuana in my car.







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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
No offense but you are a bit of a slow driver.

True, that's why I don't need a fast car. I usually leave early, therefore I'm in no rush to get to places. I'm happy with my little 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, 176 hp @ 6000 rpm, 172 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm engine.


I think the least used feature in you car is the turn signal and the most is the horn!   



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 14):
True, that's why I don't need a fast car. I usually leave early,

Nah I like to sleep in.  
You leaving early and driving slow spreads out the misery on other drivers over a longer period of time. That is very inefficient of you!  
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 14):
I think the least used feature in you car is the turn signal and the most is the horn!

Haha!
I use my turn signal when I cut off other drivers. I'm still gracious in my aggressive driving techniques.
The horn comes in handy but my CB radio with external P.A. speaker works best against those pesky, self-righteous 'green' bicyclist.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12250 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4010 times:
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My company car

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/2d02dace-b9df-43eb-b499-b6b9c58c00dd_zps4eda35b0.jpg

Least used feature...push bumper  



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 16):
Least used feature...push bumper

I was hoping you'd say the speed radar.  
Give us lead-foot drivers a break. Especially in places with long straight highways such as North Dakota.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinehomSar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3978 times:

What car feature would I seldom use by choice?

Air bags.



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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

The $1,200.00 water pump on my wife's BMW. Snarl.

Thinking about a Town Car. Black, like Raylen Givens.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Quoting sccutler (Reply 19):
The $1,200.00 water pump on my wife's BMW. Snarl.

WOW!  Wow!
Only cost $36 on my car.

Quoting sccutler (Reply 19):
Thinking about a Town Car.

  
Now you're talking!   



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12250 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3970 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
I was hoping you'd say the speed radar.

That's probably my most used feature  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
Give us lead-foot drivers a break. Especially in places with long straight highways such as North Dakota.

I don't work for Highway Patrol... lol. Plus, speeding tickets here are a break anyways..our fines are ridiculous



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 21):
That's probably my most used feature

I thought you were Officer Friendly.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 21):
Plus, speeding tickets here are a break anyways..our fines are ridiculous

Tickets should be cheap.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12250 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3959 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):
I thought you were Officer Friendly.

I am..most people thank me when I hand them their citation   Mostly because I always drop the speed, and don't cite a lot to begin with.

Anyways, back to cars  



911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 23):
I am..most people thank me when I hand them their citation   Mostly because I always drop the speed, and don't cite a lot to begin with.

That's good!  



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25 Post contains links and images flymia : Not the exact car but looks the same besides for the front plate. A 2002 G500 Two features I almost never use, the defrosters (living in Miami) and th
26 Post contains links and images TheRedBaron : I never use open the panoramic roof...way to big ad makes a lot of turbulent wind inside the cabin... TRB
27 Post contains images IH8BY : I like this guessing game! Maybe that's how the topic should continue... But no, it's not. Here's a bit more of it: 2012 Peugeot 208 1.6 HDi 92, with
28 Post contains images na : I also dont use cruise control. Speed limit changes every few kms and traffic is mostly dense, so it doesnt make much sense for me. So far I only use
29 Post contains images B777LRF : Least used feature? Ashtrays in the back or the myriad of settings in the climate control systems - I only ever use Auto or defrost.
30 Post contains images idealstandard : In the spirit of only posting a portion of the car, here's mine: I don't really use the speed limiter, I must say...
31 Post contains images NSMike : I never use the block heater...
32 na : Yeah, right, ashtrays actually have neve been used once inside my car. Well, only for paper trash. I think ashtrays should be removed from car standa
33 Post contains images cptkrell : KaiGywer (Rep 16); What is that black thingy under the bodyside molding on your pursuit vehicle (or is that just a dark reflection on the lower door p
34 Post contains images melpax : Same... Not far off for me, I've never used the ashtrays in any of my cars - only use the cigarette lighters to plug in a phone or GPS charger. Nice
35 Post contains links and images CXB77L : I'm not quite sure whether it's meant to be a guessing game or not, but that's quite clearly a Toyota RAV4. Or at least, that's what they're called o
36 Post contains links and images moose135 : I use the cruise control all the time! And the cigarette lighter is to plug in the GPS and phone. The least used feature? Probably the passenger seats
37 Post contains links and images Braybuddy : The car is mine, but not the house, unfortunately . . .
38 Post contains links and images Superfly : Earlier today, none of the images were loading. Now I see that we're only supposed to take a photo of a portion of the vehicle. About to go over a cl
39 PHLBOS : No pics but the least-used features on my 2 cars ('07 Mustang & '97 Crown Vic) are: Airbags (both) Automatic headlight on/off setting (CV) Cigaret
40 Post contains images ANITIX87 : Wow, really? I would say 85% of my highway driving is cruise control (and much of my local driving). Part of it is convenience, and the other part is
41 moose135 : And annoy the snot out of on-coming traffic and cars ahead of you... :D
42 vikkyvik : Me too. And I frequently speed up/slow down using the cruise control buttons. (fyi in case you care, your license plate is only blurred in the 1st ph
43 Post contains images DucatiRacer : 2 weeks old and sitting in the office garage, where she unfortunately has spent the vast majority of those 2 weeks. A vast departure from my previous
44 Post contains images NSMike : I just don't have a convenient way to plug it in right now... if I did I'd use it all the time. It takes a good half hour on the highway to get up to
45 Post contains images Rara : My new car. The one feature I don't use much is the tape deck. (no joke)
46 ANITIX87 : I blurred them at first and then someone pointed out that hundreds of people see my car with its license plate on it every day when I'm driving. What
47 PHLBOS : 25 mpg highway on a Mazda 3????? Either there's something's wrong with your car or you were driving very fast. A Mustang 5.0 can do about that. Heck,
48 Post contains images ANITIX87 : Mazdaspeed3. Very, very, very different car. The regular Mazda3 gets 40MPG (with the SkyActiv). Mine has 265HP, 280ft-lb of torque from a 2.3L turboc
49 Post contains images NSMike : I hear ya... I'm averaging 22. Haven't run an MS3 yet, but it should be close... not that I encourage or participate in that sort of behaviour.
50 Post contains images Confuscius : My purpose for this thread was the question. I reckon a picture thread will get more interest. You're correct. It's the same model as my old car exce
51 ANITIX87 : Come down to New York. If I'm still stock, it might be close, but I doubt it. If I've started modding by then...... TIS
52 Post contains images vandenheuvel : I know i'm not gonna make myself very popular with this one Worth it though, considering local gas prices!
53 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : Portion of my car Out the side window My quick and ugly attempt of censoring out my city name
54 kiwirob : Finally someone owns an awesome ride, lovely although I would have bough the grand coupe myself, I like the extra space. I'll never be able to afford
55 Post contains images 777222LR : This is my car in front of the Devon Energy Building in OKC Not sure which feature I don't use. Seem to use them all.
56 Post contains images ANITIX87 : Hahaha. Every time I see one of these I get in front of them and go full-throttle. My car targets a 9.8AFR when I do, and I shoot nasty black soot ou
57 Post contains images falstaff : > The 2012 Buick I like all the features, especially the heated steering wheel, in the winter. I guess I don't ever use the child locks on the rear
58 Post contains images flymia : Hey now, many militaries around the world have plenty of use for the G. And it sure does help in those Miami rain storms I agree the car is impractic
59 777222LR : I would, but they drill it into the bumper and it leaves holes if you take it out. I lived in California when I bought it, and recently switched plat
60 Post contains images Confuscius : In my case, my state does not require one if there isn't a plate bracket attached. However, I had the dealer install one because I wanted a front pla
61 Post contains images Kaphias : It's a great car, but... What a face!
62 B777LRF : Please don't. It is very annoying for those driving in front of you, and for those coming against you. Besides, it marks you as a yobbo twat.
63 Post contains images Devilfish : That's more like an invitation to be 'rear ended' !
64 DucatiRacer : Thanks! I too like the 6GC, but having had a BMW 550 and 740 as the 2 most recent cars, and currently having an SUV in the household, the decision wa
65 flymia : Yea what Devilfish said. They are called fog lights for a reason unless there is fog or at least heavy rain. I find it more often with trucks and SUV
66 Post contains links and images Scooter01 : My current ride is a 2002 VW Golf wagon. Bought it used about 6 years ago and still runs great. Now it has over 265000 km on the odometer. I used the
67 cptkrell : On KaiGyver"s (Rep 53); thanks on polioce car lower doors black-out explanation. Makes good sense, although as an old retired designer/stylist I was c
68 Post contains images zkojq : AHA! For a while now I have been wondering what car it is that Julianna Margulies drives in The Good Wife and thanks to your post I now know. Cheers.
69 melpax : Don't say that too soon! One of my previous cars was a Saab convertable. Needless to say, if it was a nice day & we were doing a lunch run, It'd
70 Post contains images NSMike :
71 Post contains links and images ANITIX87 : I'll concede that having a tank in Miami for floods (and especially other drivers) is useful. But in that case, why not consider a good-looking tank
72 TheRedBaron : Love your car, but its not available in Mexico... That is not your car...that is your office.... TRB
73 Kaphias : Haha that's awesome. Personally, I can't wait until the next 3 comes out, applying the kodo design language that looks great on their 6.
74 Post contains links and images CplKlinger : 2006 Ford Explorer. The least used feature so far (at least by me) is the 4WD. During the bad weather my wife ended up driving it more than I did bec
75 Braybuddy : Strange . . . why not?
76 Post contains images tommy767 : I have the same feature and haven't used it yet. In the shop now for belt and brake replacement 2003 Saab 9-3 Arc
77 Post contains links and images af773atmsp : 2001 Volkswagen Passat with a 1.8L 4 cylinder turbo. The feature I use the least is cruise control, though I'm not sure if my car has cruise control.
78 Post contains links and images Jetsgo : 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5 Premium climbing about through the High Sierra Desert of Western Nevada. I never thought the day would come where I'd own a S
79 Post contains images YVRLTN : Heres mine, 2006 F150 after some off roading I never use the sliding drop down compartment 'thing" on the ceiling which you are supposed to be able to
80 Post contains images stasisLAX : Least used feature on the Soul is the rear window deicer (since I live in Phoenix). Most annoying feature is the squeaky (fold down) rear seat hinges
81 Post contains images B6JFKH81 : Here is my car "AJ" after a nice wash and buff. 6 years and 100,000 miles old and still lookin' good! .....and I don't use the lower gears in my car (
82 idealstandard : What's with the bin liners / pallet wrap attached to the front of the car?
83 mad99 : Would you please expand on that?
84 idealstandard : i think what he's saying is he has a CVT transmission
85 mad99 : I saw that but i would assume that works the same as most autos in that one selects D and goes. Not sure why he made that comment about lower gears?
86 idealstandard : No idea, I'm more confused about the bin-liners on the front of the car to be honest. That surely cannot be standard? Very strange. My understanding
87 ANITIX87 : I just hope it doesn't end up looking like a shrunken CX-5. I think the CX-5 (and other Kodo cars, especially the new Mazda6) is gorgeous but the Maz
88 idealstandard : Would rather have a touch up before i sell the car and not have to look at that. It looks absolutely awful, and would ruin any car.
89 Post contains links and images B6JFKH81 : It's called a front-end bra or mask. I use it in the winter and early spring as there is residual sand, salt and rocks left over from the winter when
90 Confuscius : Sometimes on a long downhill grade I downshift to a lower gear, from D to 3.
91 jagflyer : I do not like car bras for two reasons: firstly they trap dirt/rocks/debris which will marr up the clearcoat/paint leading to areas which are more wor
92 Post contains images B6JFKH81 : Agreed on the negatives, which is why I do not leave it on year-round and thoroughly clean the side which is making contact with the surface of the v
93 Post contains images KaiGywer : Ok, so I posted my office, well, here's my personal vehicle last Sunday (still early in the day, ended up with 17 inches snowfall in one day) Least us
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