What’s with this dumb trend?

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  1. JohnT

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    Heated steering wheel. I thought only wimps and girlies used them. Never will I buy a car without it again. and remote start. And heated seats.

    -30C and 2 minutes after starting all the parts of my anatomy I want warm, are warm.

    Oh and electric windows.

    And electric mirrors

    Kind of liking the memory seats as well when swapping cars

    And tire pressure monitors for when the temperature fluctuates 30 degrees C in 24 hours

    And bluetooth >> spotify/googleplay whatever

    :)
     
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    One of those will distract you :)

    Took my wife years to figure out why I like bumpy roads when she was in the passenger seat.
     
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    I’m all for heated seats, heated steering wheel, heck I’d be good with heated center console arm rest! Those aren’t stupid, quite nice actually. I can live without but I do like. Just like how I could live without the rear window and mirror defrosters.....but I still like them. But those screens are still stupid lol.
     
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    Not disagreeing with you, I thought the stuck up in the air screen looks like a recipe for disaster if someone grabbed it and yep looks like an after market add on.

    Definitely feels like one of those fads where one manufacturer does so they all blindly follow on.

    Or one manufacturer had a slide up version, hidden not in use version. The next cheaped out and had it permanently mounted in the up position and the rest of the sheep went" Oh if X is doing it, it MUST be cool" and now we have them everywhere. :)
     
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    Seriously! Bring back bench seats, column shifters, and none of that front console crap (hide storage under the bench or in a foldup armrest)

    Oh but make the middle of the "bench" collapsible or tumbling for rear access though
     
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    2020 Explorer. CR-Cars-Inline-2020-Ford-Explorer-center-dash-1-19.jpeg
     
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    I'll blame Infiniti. 18 years ago they did this to an I35.

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    How short are you?

    At worst, the screen pictured will impede your view on the hood. I seriously doubt it'll impede any of the road.

    Look at me! I'm a trend setter. This is where iPad resides during road trips and offroading. I'm 6'1" and it does NOT impede any of my view of the road. At all.
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    I’m pretty short (5’10”) so yes those screens would bother me and likely impede vision. All while being extremely ugly.
     
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