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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4351 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...




Ain't I a stinker?
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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1425 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4340 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, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4304 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, 1425 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4299 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 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4293 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, 1143 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4291 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, 633 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4264 times:



 



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4257 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



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlinesoJo From UK - England, joined Nov 2012, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4254 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, 3639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4239 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 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4202 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, 10139 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4184 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, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4154 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, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4107 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, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4097 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, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4083 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, 12258 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4077 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, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4065 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.



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User currently offlinehomSar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4045 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, 5557 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4044 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, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4039 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, 12258 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4037 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, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4026 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, 12258 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4026 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  



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4019 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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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7218 posts, RR: 10
Reply 25, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

Not the exact car but looks the same besides for the front plate. A 2002 G500
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/Mercedes-Benz_G500.jpg

Two features I almost never use, the defrosters (living in Miami) and the most impractical feature in the truck the three separate locking differentials. Have used them on a handful of occasions.
I rarely use the outdated Nav system now too, I know all of Miami and my phone GPS is better anyway. Oh and the low range option for the 4 wheel drive. I guess driving a mountain goat of a truck there are plenty of impractical things rarely used. Sure is fun to drive though 



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User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2266 posts, RR: 9
Reply 26, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f64/redbarchetta54/sportwagen.jpg

I never use open the panoramic roof...way to big ad makes a lot of turbulent wind inside the cabin...

TRB



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User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1143 posts, RR: 3
Reply 27, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

Quoting soJo (Reply 8):
Ford Fiesta with a darn great turbo or maybe not?

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 a great diesel engine...



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10766 posts, RR: 9
Reply 28, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

My car


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 used it in Holland, a country with harsh limits and even harsher police.


User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 29, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4127 times:



Least used feature? Ashtrays in the back or the myriad of settings in the climate control systems - I only ever use Auto or defrost.



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User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

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...


User currently offlineNSMike From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 31, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

My ST


I never use the block heater...



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10766 posts, RR: 9
Reply 32, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 29):
Least used feature? Ashtrays

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 standard trim and be sold as extras anyway.


User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 33, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

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 panels sheet metal)?

Most used option whilst driving is the cruise on truck 2 and 300C (I wish I had it on truck 1, but that's mainly for off-road use). Using the cruise allows Officer KaiGywer to focus his radar on OTHER vehicles   Regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 34, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

Quoting homSar (Reply 18):
Air bags

Same...

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Least used feature in my car is the cigar lighter.

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 Lincoln! Wouldn't be a bad car to cruise around in on weekends, looks like it'd be a handful as a daily driver in heavy traffic..

Only photo of my car at the moment, 1999 535i




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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2648 posts, RR: 5
Reply 35, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4025 times:
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Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
Here's my new car...

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 over here.

Anyway, here's (all of) my car:

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb465/CXB77L/IMG_5890a_zps04eb5d51.jpg

As for my least used feature? My car has no ashtray or lighter, but where the lighter used to be is now a simply a power outlet for in-car chargers. Since I don't even have an in-car charger for my phone, I don't recall using that at all. Maybe I have in the past with my old phone.

My second least used feature is the radio. Strange as it may seem, I like listening to the noise that the 4.0 litre in-line six engine makes  

[Edited 2013-04-10 06:58:48]


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User currently onlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2354 posts, RR: 10
Reply 36, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

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. 184K miles on the car, and probably 180K of it was solo.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Cars/Where-in-the-World/i-frDf4TW/5/L/JM_2007_07_03_Stratus_006-L.jpg



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User currently onlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5774 posts, RR: 32
Reply 37, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c10-1.jpg

The car is mine, but not the house, unfortunately . . .   


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 38, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 30):
In the spirit of only posting a portion of the car, here's mine:



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 cliff.
Actually about to head down a steep hill on Hyde street with Alcatraz off in a distance.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/LincolnHood1.jpg

Quoting melpax (Reply 34):
only use the cigarette lighters to plug in a phone or GPS charger.



I used to use that for a Discman that had the cassette adapter but I had an extra step. I put the cassette adapter in an 8track adapter to be able to play in this car.
Soon I'll be switching to a FM modulator or re-wiring the original deck and splice in an aux line.

Quoting melpax (Reply 34):
Nice Lincoln! Wouldn't be a bad car to cruise around in on weekends, looks like it'd be a handful as a daily driver in heavy traffic..



Thanks. Even in heavy traffic it's a fine vehicle too. It's like sitting in the comforts of your living room sofa before you get home.  



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 39, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3978 times:

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)

Cigarette Lighter (CV)

Power Port (Mustang)

'Line In' port (Mustang); I'm still getting used to CDs never mind MP3 players

Convertible boot/cover (Mustang); I don't have the top down long enough to warrant using it.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 40, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3985 times:
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Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
For me, it's the cruise control.

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 to prevent myself from driving way too fast.

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 5):
I'm not sure I've had cause to use the fog lights before

Mine are always on when my headlights are on. I just love the way my car looks in the dark when they're illuminated, and it helps light more of the road in front.

Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 9):
The speed limiter function

I used it, and it was frustrating. My car had so much more to give (it was only at 5,800RPM) when the limiter hit at 155MPH...

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Least used feature in my car is the cigar lighter.

Mine doesn't even have a lighter as an option!

Quoting flymia (Reply 25):
Not the exact car but looks the same besides for the front plate. A 2002 G500

Whoa, cool, I know someone who bought the second most useless car ever created! (The MOST useless being the Mercedes G AMG).

Quoting NSMike (Reply 31):
I never use the block heater...

And yet, you absolutely should. In a car like the ST, engine temperature is somewhere between 180 - 210 degrees Farhenheit. But the oil won't be at its optimum temperature (212F) for at least another 15-20 minutes after your thermostat claims you're at operating temperature. Using the block heater will help everything get to a nice temperature more quickly and more consistently. I wish my car had a block heater!

Here's my baby, of which I am so, so proud! I spent years and years fawning over this car and being able to afford it was a huge point of pride for me. Few people recognize it for what it is, and I love that. I love when people say, "Oh, you drive a Mazda3?" I smile, say, "Sort of" and leave it at that.



As for the feature I seldom use, it's got to be my windows. They're always up unless I'm at a drive-through or something. I just prefer to have music on without the wind noise to distract me.

TIS



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User currently onlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2354 posts, RR: 10
Reply 41, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
Mine are always on when my headlights are on. I just love the way my car looks in the dark when they're illuminated, and it helps light more of the road in front.

And annoy the snot out of on-coming traffic and cars ahead of you...
:D



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10139 posts, RR: 26
Reply 42, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3950 times:
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Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
Wow, really? I would say 85% of my highway driving is cruise control (and much of my local driving).

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 photo)

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
Few people recognize it for what it is, and I love that. I love when people say, "Oh, you drive a Mazda3?" I smile, say, "Sort of" and leave it at that.

It's a MazdaSpeed 3, right? What year?



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User currently offlineDucatiRacer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3935 times:



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 7 series, but I am loving no longer being the guy with the most accommodating car for lunch trips - the back seats in this car are merely suggestions. Now if only the 1200 mile break-in period would be over!


User currently offlineNSMike From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 44, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
And yet, you absolutely should. In a car like the ST, engine temperature is somewhere between 180 - 210 degrees Farhenheit. But the oil won't be at its optimum temperature (212F) for at least another 15-20 minutes after your thermostat claims you're at operating temperature. Using the block heater will help everything get to a nice temperature more quickly and more consistently. I wish my car had a block heater!

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 temperature.

Not a bad little car... good power when you need it, yet I got 35 mpg (US) the other day over 260 miles. To get that though you have to drive like an   



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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 45, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

My new car.  

The one feature I don't use much is the tape deck.   (no joke)






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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 46, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3883 times:
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Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 42):
(fyi in case you care, your license plate is only blurred in the 1st photo)

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 could possibly happen?

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 42):
It's a MazdaSpeed 3, right? What year?

Exactly right. It's a 2012 (there was no white in the USA for this generation until 2012 when it replaced Celestial Blue Mica).

Quoting DucatiRacer (Reply 43):
2 weeks old and sitting in the office garage, where she unfortunately has spent the vast majority of those 2 weeks.

I think this new 6-series is just gorgeous. I hated the old one and this completely redeems BMW. As for the break-in period, my "1000-mile" break-in lasted about 3.6 miles. I haven't had any problems, and some people will even tell you it's better to drive the car hard right from the beginning so the engine seals up and settles into your regular driving.

Quoting NSMike (Reply 44):
Not a bad little car... good power when you need it, yet I got 35 mpg (US) the other day over 260 miles. To get that though you have to drive like an

Haha I drove to Washington D.C. (all highway) and barely managed 25MPG on a full tank. But I didn't buy this car for the fuel economy, so whatever. Blistering performance was my priority!

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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 47, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 46):
I drove to Washington D.C. (all highway) and barely managed 25MPG on a full tank.

25 mpg highway on a Mazda 3?????  Wow!

Either there's something's wrong with your car or you were driving very fast.

A Mustang 5.0 can do about that. Heck, I got 24-25 mpg on an all-highway run on my old '89 Caprice.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 48, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3867 times:
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Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 47):
25mpg highway on a Mazda3?????

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 turbocharged 4-cylinder with direct injection. I get 16MPG city.  

TIS



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User currently offlineNSMike From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 49, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 46):
Haha I drove to Washington D.C. (all highway) and barely managed 25MPG on a full tank. But I didn't buy this car for the fuel economy, so whatever. Blistering performance was my priority!

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.   



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 50, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 35):
I'm not quite sure whether it's meant to be a guessing game or not,

My purpose for this thread was the question. I reckon a picture thread will get more interest.  
Quoting CXB77L (Reply 35):

You're correct. It's the same model as my old car except it's been redesigned. It rides a little lower and the spare wheel is now inside, it's truly a crossover vehicle compared to the previous model. Anyway, when I choose a car it's for my needs rather than wants. Hey! maybe that's the next thread, "wants vs. needs".



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 51, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3848 times:
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Quoting NSMike (Reply 50):
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.

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



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User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 52, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

I know i'm not gonna make myself very popular with this one   Worth it though, considering local gas prices!



User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12258 posts, RR: 35
Reply 53, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3777 times:
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Portion of my car  http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/Work/2F3CF8E3-A082-4A8B-AC45-AA5CF37ED9C5-2251-000000C6AF9641D3_zps07fa9f43.jpg

Out the side window

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 33):
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 panels sheet metal)?

My quick and ugly attempt of censoring out my city name  
Quoting cptkrell (Reply 33):
Using the cruise allows Officer KaiGywer to focus his radar on OTHER vehicles

  



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7593 posts, RR: 4
Reply 54, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Quoting DucatiRacer (Reply 43):
2 weeks old and sitting in the office garage, where she unfortunately has spent the vast majority of those 2 weeks.

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 one in Norway they start at over 190k USD without options, the M6 Coupe is over 360k USD, you could easily spend 400k USD with options.


User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 55, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

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.


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 56, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3742 times:
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Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 53):
I know i'm not gonna make myself very popular with this one

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 out of my exhaust right at the Prius. All while getting 5.6MPG or so!

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 54):
Out the side window

Get that evil device out of there! You are the one who prevents me from driving like I want to!  
Quoting kiwirob (Reply 55):
I would have bough the grand coupe myself

I still can't decide which I prefer. The 6-coupe is just gorgeous, but the gran coupe is an incredibly pretty family car.

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 56):
This is my car

Get rid of that front license plate holder!!!! if my state didn't require front plates I would have gotten rid of it immediately!

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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6127 posts, RR: 29
Reply 57, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
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>
2012 Buick Verano

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 doors. I don't have children.
81 Ford F-100


My 81 Ford F-100 doesn't have any features. No power steering, no power brakes, no A/C, AM Radio, 3 speed manual.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 56):
Get rid of that front license plate holder

Sell it on ebay. I bought a new car in Ohio a few years ago so it had the front plate holder. I removed it and sold it on ebay. I also have been on the buyer end of that transaction when I lived in a state with front plates and my car didn't have a holder.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 47):
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, I got 24-25 mpg on an all-highway run on my old '89 Caprice.

I got better than that on my 00 Grand Marquis and 08 Lincoln Town Car, not much better, but those were much bigger cars.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7218 posts, RR: 10
Reply 58, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
Whoa, cool, I know someone who bought the second most useless car ever created! (The MOST useless being the Mercedes G AMG).

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 impractical but it sure is a fun to drive. And given Miami drivers its nice having 6,000lbs of steel around me.

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 52):

Ah the fan favorite Prius. As long as you drive it to save gas and not the environment I'm all for it.



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User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 59, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 56):
Get rid of that front license plate holder!!!! if my state didn't require front plates I would have gotten rid of it immediately!

TIS

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 plates when I moved back to Oklahoma. It's not the number 1 priority in my life at this point to change that. But I will think about it.


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 60, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 56):
Quoting 777222LR (Reply 56):
This is my car

Get rid of that front license plate holder!!!! if my state didn't require front plates I would have gotten rid of it immediately!


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 plate. Heck, I paid extra for a specialty plate so I might as well have both.

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 59):

Here a suggestion for your missing front plate.   .



[Edited 2013-04-10 14:24:08]

[Edited 2013-04-10 14:25:10]


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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 61, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
Here's my baby, of which I am so, so proud! I spent years and years fawning over this car and being able to afford it was a huge point of pride for me. Few people recognize it for what it is, and I love that. I love when people say, "Oh, you drive a Mazda3?" I smile, say, "Sort of" and leave it at that.

It's a great car, but...



What a face!



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 62, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
Mine are always on when my headlights are on. I just love the way my car looks in the dark when they're illuminated, and it helps light more of the road in front.

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.



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User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4889 posts, RR: 1
Reply 63, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 60):
Here a suggestion for your missing front plate.

That's more like an invitation to be 'rear ended'    !



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User currently offlineDucatiRacer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 64, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3648 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 54):
Finally someone owns an awesome ride, lovely although I would have bough the grand coupe myself



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 was made to get something UNpractical this time around. Also, the M6 in GC form is not yet available here in the states, or at least not yet being delivered as far as I am aware. This car was surprisingly on the lot for a week, I did not order it. Most of them seem to get snapped up immediately (at least here in Dallas), but fortunately for me this one was available. I think the issue with it was that it has every option (other than the active cruise control, which I would never use) and the price was accordingly quite a step up over base. I suspect most M car buyers prefer to special order their cars with just what they want. I was happy to take this one! For what it is worth, however, I would not own one either at your Norwegian prices.

As it regards what features I do not use, it is too hard to tell this early. However, a feature I have not used at all on the last 3 cars I have owned is the AM/FM radio - and I mean never, ever use it. From before the car leaves the lot, the satellite radio is activated, and my iPhone is integrated. How anyone can stomach regular broadcast radio and the ridiculous commercials and DJ shenanigans is beyond me.


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7218 posts, RR: 10
Reply 65, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 40):
Mine are always on when my headlights are on. I just love the way my car looks in the dark when they're illuminated, and it helps light more of the road in front.

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 SUVs especially when I am driving something other than my truck but fog lights are very annoying and distracting when someone behind you is driving with them on or on the other side of the road on a two lane road.
At least its not your brights, absolutely hate when people drive with their brights on.

Quoting Devilfish (Reply 63):



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1206 posts, RR: 8
Reply 66, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3590 times:
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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 trailerhitch it came with twice I think, the cig. lighter a few times, I prefer the taste my Zippo gives my cigarettes , but what I have never used -is the 3rd sunvisor.
-You know, the little one just above the rearview mirror....

http://i46.tinypic.com/2w72v4h.jpg

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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 67, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

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 conjuring up thoughts of some kind of exterior side impact add-on structure (too low on the bodyside of course), but my mind wanders.

flymia (Rep65); ain't that fog light b.s. the truth ! ? Espescially around here when the goobers don't bother to check the "aim". Almost as dangerous as Maude Friggard driving w/ brights on 24/7. Although I am gennerally opposed to new laws, maybe Officer KaiGywer could suggest a fine similar to driving WITHOUT any lights on at all during nightime (although that would probably result in a DUI). The kids around here think it's "cool" to have the fog lights on, although one is usually aimed at your rear view mirror and the other is aimed at an already expired oppossum (not George Jones).
Regards...jack



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 68, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 57):
2012 Buick Verano

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.  
Quoting IH8BY (Reply 27):
2012 Peugeot 208
Quoting na (Reply 28):
Quoting idealstandard (Reply 30):

Good looking cars they are.  



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User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 69, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Quoting DucatiRacer (Reply 43):
A vast departure from my previous 7 series, but I am loving no longer being the guy with the most accommodating car for lunch trips - the back seats in this car are merely suggestions

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 be my car being used. A very tight fit with 4, sometimes 5(!) people......



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User currently offlineNSMike From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 70, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 51):
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


 



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 71, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
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Quoting flymia (Reply 58):
And it sure does help in those Miami rain storms I agree the car is impractical but it sure is a fun to drive. And given Miami drivers its nice having 6,000lbs of steel around me.

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 at least, instead of that awful Merc? http://www.mtaofnj.org/mta_events/dover_04/M1A1-Abrams-Tank.jpg

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 59):
I would, but they drill it into the bumper and it leaves holes if you take it out.

Personally, I'd prefer two small holes to a big, flat, gray space ruining the lines of such a pretty car.

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 61):
What a face!

Personally, I love the MS3's big, goofy grin! In fact, I got white instead of black so that the face stood out more (along with the hood scoop).

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 62):
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.

I'm proud of being a yobbo twat! Fogs aren't bright, and they point down, they shouldn't annoy anybody especially with how low my car is.

Quoting flymia (Reply 65):
I find it more often with trucks and SUVs

Of course. Trucks and SUVs with more lights are annoying. My car isn't even 4" off the ground, so I'm not blinding anybody.

Quoting NSMike (Reply 70):
Challenge Considered

I'll be waiting...I plan to be stock until about June. Then short-ram intake, fuel pump internals, and ECU tuner go in!

TIS



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User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2266 posts, RR: 9
Reply 72, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 37):
The car is mine, but not the house, unfortunately . . .   

Love your car, but its not available in Mexico...

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 53):
.......   

That is not your car...that is your office....

TRB



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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 73, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 71):
Personally, I love the MS3's big, goofy grin! In fact, I got white instead of black so that the face stood out more (along with the hood scoop).

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.



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User currently offlineCplKlinger From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 74, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

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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 because her commute is farther than mine (40 miles vs 6). It's a great car, other than the sucky mileage (averaging 15-18mpg), but rides great, has good pickup for a heavy V6 and has a nice, if hacked stereo set up.


User currently onlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5774 posts, RR: 32
Reply 75, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 72):
Love your car, but its not available in Mexico...

Strange . . . why not?


User currently onlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6696 posts, RR: 9
Reply 76, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3100 times:

Quoting TUNisia (Reply 10):

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

I have the same feature and haven't used it yet. In the shop now for belt and brake replacement



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User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 77, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

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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. The feature I love the most is the folding rear seats so my car can still carry plenty of cargo despite its smaller size.



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 78, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

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http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h159/xtremebillibong7/881684_572470796096438_1312765523_o.jpg

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 Subaru, especially an Outback, however it is amazingly practical in its abilities to haul the family and its crap through almost any weather or terrain.

[Edited 2013-04-12 19:01:07]


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 79, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

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 add a screen to - which blocks the rear view mirror when down...



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User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3284 posts, RR: 6
Reply 80, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2998 times:



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! But 28 mpg in mostly urban driving (usually with the AC running) is nice. Filling the gas tank is only needed 3 times a month.



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2897 posts, RR: 7
Reply 81, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2791 times:

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 (the hybrid has a CVT). In the 6 years I've had the car, I can count on one had the times I have used the lower gears.



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User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 82, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 81):

What's with the bin liners / pallet wrap attached to the front of the car?


User currently offlinemad99 From Spain, joined Mar 2012, 603 posts, RR: 0
Reply 83, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 82):
and I don't use the lower gears in my car

Would you please expand on that?


User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 84, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting mad99 (Reply 83):

i think what he's saying is he has a CVT transmission


User currently offlinemad99 From Spain, joined Mar 2012, 603 posts, RR: 0
Reply 85, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 84):
CVT transmission

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?


User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 86, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Quoting mad99 (Reply 85):

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 of a CVT is that it essentially has an infinite number of gear ratios, as such you cannot say it has high or low gears?


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 87, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2647 times:
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Quoting Kaphias (Reply 73):
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.

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 Mazda3 already looks like a minivan from certain angles.

Quoting CplKlinger (Reply 74):
It's a geat car, other than the sucky mileage (averaging 15-18mpg)

I love when big V-6 (or V-8) cars get better gas mileage then me. Just doing my part to help the environment!

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 78):
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5 Premium

One of my best friends owns one, I was surprised how nice it is to drive.

Quoting stasisLAX (Reply 80):
Most annoying feature is the squeaky (fold down) rear seat hinges!

Really? The most annoying feature isn't the looks????

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 81):
Here is my car "AJ" after a nice wash and buff.

You left a lot of nasty black crap all over the front of the car.... :p

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 86):
That surely cannot be standard?

Nope, it's just a bra to protect the front from rocks/debris. They're hideous, but incredibly effective. The alternative is a clear, vinyl wrap.

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 86):
My understanding of a CVT is that it essentially has an infinite number of gear ratios, as such you cannot say it has high or low gears?

Yes, your understanding is correct. A CVT uses two cone-shaped pieces with a belt between them. The cones move relative to one another to create, as you said, an infinite number of ratios.

TIS



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User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 88, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 87):
Nope, it's just a bra to protect the front from rocks/debris. They're hideous, but incredibly effective. The alternative is a clear, vinyl wrap.

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.


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2897 posts, RR: 7
Reply 89, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 82):
What's with the bin liners / pallet wrap attached to the front of the car?

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 roads are sanded and salted for icing conditions.

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 88):
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.

Which is fine and dandy, but this is padded and made of leather. When the rocks kick up, especially with my car, it not only leads to chips and dings, but with the amount of salt and whatnot used on the roads, the metal is left vulnerable. I do not have a garage or driveway and thus cannot always do touch-up work or wash the salt off in a timely manner. Sorry you don't like it, I happen to like the look of it (as long as it is kept well), and it sure as hell is better looking than a front bumper and hood that is chipped all over the place. I am protecting my vehicle from winter's wrath here in the NY area, especially with my commute which is 50-60 miles per day.

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 86):
My understanding of a CVT is that it essentially has an infinite number of gear ratios, as such you cannot say it has high or low gears?

Yes, you are correct, however there are 3 different drive modes to select from: D, S, L. I only use D, and can only count on one hand how many times I have used the other two. Using the term "lower gears" was my bad as it doesn't accurately reflect what I was trying to say, however here is the drive mode selection for the car, I only use D:

http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/2011-honda-civic-hybrid-gear-shift_100325969_l.jpg

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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 90, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 81):
....and I don't use the lower gears in my car

Sometimes on a long downhill grade I downshift to a lower gear, from D to 3.



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User currently offlinejagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3550 posts, RR: 4
Reply 91, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

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 worn looking than others. The second is the bra shields all UV rays so the paint which is covered by the bra will look different when the bra is removed compared to the paint that was not covered. The bra sort of creates a "tan line" for lack of better term especially when left on for most of the time the car is driven. A 3M vinyl film is (more expensive) but much more asthetically pleasing and better for the paint in my opinion.


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2897 posts, RR: 7
Reply 92, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Quoting jagflyer (Reply 91):
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 worn looking than others. The second is the bra shields all UV rays so the paint which is covered by the bra will look different when the bra is removed compared to the paint that was not covered. The bra sort of creates a "tan line" for lack of better term especially when left on for most of the time the car is driven. A 3M vinyl film is (more expensive) but much more asthetically pleasing and better for the paint in my opinion.

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 vehicle on a very regular basis to ensure it is not trapping the sand/salt/dirt under it and rubbing it into the finish. My car has no tan line and no scuffing  

I have seen the 3M film before and noticed that it had yellowed over time (the 2 cars that I saw had it for about 2 or 3 years by that point and were in Texas so much stronger sun than in NY). Not sure if that was a quirk that I saw or if the product can/will yellow.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12258 posts, RR: 35
Reply 93, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2508 times:
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