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Old 08-03-2021, 05:16 PM
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I get a kick out of the upscale black-out treatment the trucks and cars are getting today. If Henry Ford thought for one minute he could charge extra for black, it would have made his head explode.
hahaha, i blacked out my -68 cougar in the 70s and my dad's head exploded.

i guess i was ahead of my time.
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Old 08-03-2021, 08:37 PM
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I guess that I too am an effete. I really like the bells and whistles on my 2019 car and 2020 truck. Both have keyless ignition and remote locking and touch unlocking (key can stay in your pocket), rear cameras, blind-spot warning, automatic cruise control (a REAL plus with multi-mile rolling parking lots), heated seats, etc. And my car adds a 360 camera, heads-up display, and heated and cooled seats.

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Old 08-03-2021, 08:59 PM
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Nope - purely mechanical. Has one of them stick-shifty things, too. Kia only put those in the absolute base models. Was perfect - the only way to get the gearbox I wanted was to spend less.
I'd LOVE to have a car like that. Can you say what model you got?

My Hyundai is constantly doing all sorts of things automatically THAT I DON'T WANT to "help" me. I am this close (imagine two fingers pinched together, almost touching) to shooting the %*&^()*(&$ thing with every round I have stored up. It would be soooo satisfying.
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Old 08-03-2021, 09:03 PM
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I'd LOVE to have a car like that. Can you say what model you got?

My Hyundai is constantly doing all sorts of things automatically THAT I DON'T WANT to "help" me. I am this close (imagine two fingers pinched together, almost touching) to shooting the %*&^()*(&$ thing with every round I have stored up. It would be soooo satisfying.
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I guess that I too am an effete. I really like the bells and whistles on my 2019 car and 2020 truck. Both have keyless ignition and remote locking and touch unlocking (key can stay in your pocket), rear cameras, blind-spot warning, automatic cruise control (a REAL plus with multi-mile rolling parking lots), heated seats, etc. And my car adds a 360 camera, heads-up display, and heated and cooled seats.

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Do you want a car that doesn't let you back up, because another car is close behind, and your own car doesn't trust you to be able to drive, and you are locked forever in a tight parking lot? Do you want a car that nags you every time you change lanes without using the turn signal? Do you REALLY want a car that shuts off the engine whenever you stop at a traffic light? (You must not live in Texas, where running the A/C every moment is a MUST, not a luxury).

If they want to put all that "helpful" crap on a car, they should at least put it downstream of a fuse that you can pull out.
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Old 08-03-2021, 10:07 PM
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? Do you want a car that nags you every time you change lanes without using the turn signal?
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No, I don't. However, idiots who don't signal lane changes, turns, etc, need a car the slaps them upside the head when they don't.
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Which is why I'm "done" with new cars!
Never woulda guessed.

I love my heated steering wheel when its -20˚F to keep my salute finger nimble.
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Paper shopping bags are making a comeback after several decades absence

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First we are killing the forest.....switch to plastic bags!

We are strangling the turtles!!! Switch back to paper bags!!!

I got it! Reusable germ and bacteria infested cloth bags that you will never remember to put back in your vehicle before your next shopping trip!!!

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Having a stick shift is a great anti theft device as well.
Totally agree with this!

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perhaps for small items, but when building structures a laser is much more accurate and quicker!
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I guess I have become "effete". I really like the back up camera the allows me not to have to turn my head much on an old stiff neck, the cruise control that allows me the ability to go uphill, downhill, and flat at the same speed and even slows me down when I catch up to a slower vehicle until I can pass and then returns me to my previous speed when I do pass, the windshield wipers that turn on automatically when it rains and run the correct speed for the rain amount, and stop when rain does, the seat I can adjust to where it's as comfortable as my recliner, the sound system that equals the one in my home. Yes, I like being "effete" when driving my vehicle.
All of those things are nice and convenient.

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If they want to put all that "helpful" crap on a car, they should at least put it downstream of a fuse that you can pull out.
And I agree with this as well!

I can still (since age 16) back a small trailer into a spot using a side mirror while driving a standard transmission vehicle. Every guy I knew in my teenage years could do this.

Most younger folks today do not know that you can open a car door with an actual key. They soon will not know how to change a flat tire, fill a radiator, parallel park, use side view mirrors or know to stay in ones lane without a warning beep. Very sad!

This is a different world than the one in which we grew up.

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No, I don't. However, idiots who don't signal lane changes, turns, etc, need a car the slaps them upside the head when they don't.
What they need(ed) was to be brought up with some common sense and taught how to operate a vehicle responsibly in the first place. I blame the parents.

Because they were not, we have nanny cars that do everything for them, and piss off those of us who actually pay attention when driving!!!

As mentioned earlier in this thread. If you like that stuff, fine . If you don't, you should have the option to turn that crap off.

I hate having stuff I don't need nor want forced on me!


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Old 08-03-2021, 11:25 PM
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Some electronics are okay, just no need to go overboard with things. Offer them as options on top end models. We can have our cake and eat it too without going into sugar coma.

What happens when you end up having to walk three blocks in the rain at night, it's 36 out with wind howling, your cellphone is dead or you forgot it, locked in the car, you get to the car, AND the battery is stone cone dead. No problem huh, just use the key. Huh, there isn't one. Oopsie. I could use a little imagination and think up quite a few situations where an electronics overload would not only be inconvenient and inexpensive, it could cost you your life. No mechanical backups? Pray that phone is working, on you and has service where you are.
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As a youngster I would wear out the knees in my jeans from kneeling/playing on the ground. Now days these young girls are wearing this stuff!
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Old 08-03-2021, 11:40 PM
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No problem huh, just use the key. Huh, there isn't one.
Yes, there is. There is a key tucked inside the fob just for use in situations like that.

I need that key to lock the tailgate on the truck -- that's the only one not activated electrically.
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As a youngster I would wear out the knees in my jeans from kneeling/playing on the ground. Now days these young girls are wearing this stuff!
I remember when having holy jeans meant you were poor. Now it is a fashion statement.

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Yes, there is. There is a key tucked inside the fob just for use in situations like that.

I need that key to lock the tailgate on the truck -- that's the only one not activated electrically.
Someone actually was thinking ahead.
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Do sedans hve a back up key?
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Do sedans hve a back up key?
For the driver's door, just as on the truck.
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