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Old 03-14-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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Question automotive feature changes that make you go "HUH?"

a couple of years ago my dad bought a mid late 80s buick lasabere sedan and like most cars of that era the fuse box was under the dash near the pedals. not on this car the fuse box was on the dash under one of the 'woodgrain' panels that were on the dash surface. you opened the drivers door and turned these little plastic screw things a quarter of a turn and they popped out on a spring and the panel swung down revealing the fuse box and a diagram of what fuse was what on the back side of the panel. me and my dad thought this was pretty damn brilliant design. well the car went to car heaven a few years after that and my dad got a mid 90s olds 88 royale which even though the car had all new sheet metal and interior it was the same platform underneath. but when a fuse stopped working we dug out the manual cause we could not find the fuse box on the dash or on the side of the dash like they are on current cars. we found the fusebox all right, back under the dash near the pedals .

sorry for the long post, but have you guys ever seen a change to car that got rid of a good feature or design for one like the one i mentioned? another "HUH?" moment was my dad's current car a 2004 monte carlo which has the ignition key in the dash near the HVAC and stereo panel which he LOVES. well he was thinking of trading it in for a 2007 which i think was the last year. well in 2006 the impala and monte were redone. but the monte only got a new front clip and a new interior, which put the key back on the column .
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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Styling on the new WRX versus the old one. I know its not a feature, but really, what were they thinking? Still a great car, but the styling just killed a lot of the appeal.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:27 AM   #3
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Styling on the new WRX versus the old one. I know its not a feature, but really, what were they thinking? Still a great car, but the styling just killed a lot of the appeal.
are you talking bout the current style that got away from the horrid '3 nostrils'?
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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the subies new new style is great.. its newer old style is horrid but the bug eye etyle is nice generally speaking as cars go later generations without significant updates they get bigger, slower, and lose refinement... that makes me go wtf...
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:44 AM   #5
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my biggest "huh" would have to be the Mustang to Mustang II, not interior or anything, but it was STUPID
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#1 Building the Aztek. Not quite what you are looking for, but it still makes me go "HUH?"

#2 Chryslers habit of mounting barreries such that you need to remove the wheel to change the battery.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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#1 Building the Aztek. Not quite what you are looking for, but it still makes me go "HUH?"

#2 Chryslers habit of mounting barreries such that you need to remove the wheel to change the battery.
How about that aztek where you had to remove a structural brace to change the battery? There are a lot of cars out there with the "WTF factor" in some things..
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:20 PM   #8
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#2 Chryslers habit of mounting barreries such that you need to remove the wheel to change the battery.
It's funny you should mention that. Just yesterday I was watching an episode of Mythbusters I'd DVR'd (they were doing the taxi behind the jet thing) and Jamie was going on a mini tirade about the battery placement on the Intrepid they were using.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:56 PM   #9
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#2 Chryslers habit of mounting barreries such that you need to remove the wheel to change the battery.
dude, don't get me started,as a former dodge owner that had the battery inside the left front wheel well you had to remove the wheel to get to (which is NOT fun to do in the winter ).
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My base Cobalt had crank windows. I kind of liked them, but very few cars in 2005 had crank windows.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:15 PM   #11
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Oh I'm going to get a lot of static over this... How about a cup holder right behind the shifter... on a car that loves to be driven and when you shift you instantly feel better about being you!
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Oh I'm going to get a lot of static over this... How about a cup holder right behind the shifter... on a car that loves to be driven and when you shift you instantly feel better about being you!
+1 One of my only complaints about the GTO.
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+1 One of my only complaints about the GTO.
Um...hello? 4th Gen?!?

Sure, it's got two more in the back and one off to the side, but right behind the shifter in the 4th Gen? I HATE having to put cups in there and then having to drive. My right elbow is like, way up in the air...
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oh i have that one beat, i had a 95 thunderbird coupe. the cup holder was inside the center armrest console. you opened it and the cup holder folded out from under the console cover and had a metal bracket below the openings to rest the drinks on. it was not a bad idea except you had to keep the console lid open when using it and the hinge was on the DRIVERS side of the console . ford i guess got a lot of pissed off people about that because in 97 and the last year they relocated the cupholder do a sideways 8 looking indentation in front of the shifter but in front of the stereo. while this was nice they also got rid of some features my car had that i really liked: full gauges, a message center that let you know when you were low on fuel, washer fluid and (when equipped) when the adjustable suspension was on or off.
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