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Ramblin Wreck
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Member since Aug 2011
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Things I dislike about newer cars
Don’t get me wrong, improved safety and reliability are definitely appreciated, but I’m a bit old school when it comes to features. My wife and I bought her a new Acura RDX and while she loves the features, I hate them. I’m sure they are pretty standard on most cars with technology packages. I hate not having a knob to turn when I want to change the radio station or source. Instead I have to use a touch pad and stare at a screen while trying to drive in heavy traffic. I also dislike cars that by default shut off every time you stop at a traffic light. The RDX doesn’t have a way to permanently turn this feature off. You have to remember every time you start the car. If I move my foot a little while at a stop light the car either starts again or shuts off. I hope the starter is high quality. If I need to gun it to pull out in heavy traffic, I have to depend on the engine starting and being quick enough if I have the radio up and don’t realize the engine isn’t running. Though this car doesn’t have it, I am not a fan of built in alarm systems. I’ve had several cars where there was some sort of inconsistent bug that would prevent the car from starting that could never be duplicated at a dealership.

Give me simple controls with blue and red for climate control, knobs that I can develop muscle memory to operate without having to stare at a screen, and less stuff that will break and have to be updated with software.


777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
43022 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
ok, boomer, and subtle, I can afford a new car brag


Sweltering Chill
Wofford Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1786 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
I love having a backup camera, and satellite radio capability.. besides that, i can take or leave the lane change warning, power lift gate and most other features.

I hate the prices, and for some- having a car note.


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Shexter
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6632 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars


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And are we rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell
With no kinda chance for the flag or the liberty bell?
Wish a Ford and a Chevy
Would still last ten years like they should
Is the best of the free life behind us now
And are the good times really over for good?


dirtytigers
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Member since Dec 2014
722 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
I must agree about the auto turn off. I hate that shite and I feel like in the long run its going to cause engine problems


PaperPaintball92
LSU Fan
1122 mi from Tiger Stadium
Member since Aug 2010
4181 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
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If I move my foot a little while at a stop light the car either starts again or shuts off.


The worst



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777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
43022 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
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I must agree about the auto turn off. I hate that shite and I feel like in the long run its going to cause engine problems


that can be overridden, right?


nicholastiger
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re: Things I dislike about newer cars
Just more things that will have to be repaired.
Those repairs will probably be expensive too.


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lsu1919
LSU Fan
Member since May 2017
1974 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
Preach!

Although I have figured out the engine cutting off thing. Takes some getting used to.

What I hate is the damn auto braking where the vehicle brakes itself. Someone came around a sharp curve in the opposite lane and it read it as someone in front and slammed on the brakes on me.





jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
57444 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
No bench seats so my baby cant slide on over in her cut off jeans and faded t shirt and hand me an ice cold beer from my yeti that my dog got out while listening to some Florida Georgia line


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777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
43022 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
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No bench seats so my baby cant slide on over in her cut off jeans and faded t shirt and hand me an ice cold beer from my yeti that my dog got out while listening to some Florida Georgia line


deal breaker!!!


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Tempratt
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Things I dislike about newer cars
I hate how the factory infotainment systems are so integrated into the dash that it's difficult to swap out after companies cease support.


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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
McKinney, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
72029 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
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I hate not having a knob to turn when I want to change the radio station or source
My car has zero knobs, it's the greatest thing ever. You're old!

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I also dislike cars that by default shut off every time you stop at a traffic light
With you on this one, rented one once that did this, it's the worst.

quote:

Give me simple controls with blue and red for climate control, knobs that I can develop muscle memory to operate without having to stare at a screen, and less stuff that will break and have to be updated with software.

Give me all that stuff you don't want!


Huey Lewis
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BR
Member since Oct 2013
2895 posts
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re: Things I dislike about newer cars
I don't have time to explain it in detail but the short answer is that women ruined the auto industry.


Athis
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Member since Aug 2016
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re: Things I dislike about newer cars
How does the default shutoff work with your AC. Say you are in dead stop or 1 to 2 minute stop traffic during the dog days of summer. Does it somehow keep the AC cooling?
This has to be a drain on your starter and battery..


Macfly
LSU Fan
Toronto Maple Leafs
Member since Jan 2016
2614 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
Automatic locking doors.
Move a car just few ft. from 1 area to another everything locks.


ldts
Member since Aug 2015
940 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
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How does the default shutoff work with your AC. Say you are in dead stop or 1 to 2 minute stop traffic during the dog days of summer. Does it somehow keep the AC cooling?


I've only ever had one car that did it, and it wouldn't do the turnoff thing if it was over (or under) a certain temperature.


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fallguy_1978
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Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
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re: Things I dislike about newer cars
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How does the default shutoff work with your AC. Say you are in dead stop or 1 to 2 minute stop traffic during the dog days of summer. Does it somehow keep the AC cooling?
This has to be a drain on your starter and battery..

My truck has this feature. There are sensors in the vehicle and it starts back up if the temperature in the cab goes up 2 or 3 degrees. I find myself turning it off or letting off the brake a little during the summer.

Supposedly they don't use a regular starter. It's designed for the auto start stop feature.
This post was edited on 11/8 at 9:14 am


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southern686
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
238 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
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the auto turn off. I hate that shite and I feel like in the long run its going to cause engine problems



I bought a 2018 sierra left over for this reason.
2019s came with it. Cant permanently disable, have to do it every-time you start it. I have no idea why they couldn't make a permanent setting. I was also scared of longevity of the engine and starter.
The most wear and tear on an engine is at startup.


Scruffy
USA Fan
Member since Jul 2011
59223 posts

re: Things I dislike about newer cars
All SUVs and midsize SUVs look like minivans.

They all suck.


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