Hi – why doesn't my car signal sound anymore? Audio signals are just one of the new car features you can overlook on a test drive, but later look back in a nostalgic way. New car improvements are great ̵
1; we drive all safer, more fuel-efficient vehicles than our parents did – or even a decade ago. Safety features such as airbags, seat belts, ratchet brakes, cars designed to stay under crash criteria, rear cameras and other innovations are now quite common in new cars. But despite the innovation, many car buyers become nostalgic for standard functions that all have disappeared or are on their way out. One of the most surprising car features that go to dinosaurs in many new cars is spare tires, a topic we've discussed earlier (See Does Your New Car Have an Extra Tire? Don't Expect It!)  AAA has a funny article that speaks about 10 car functions that are no longer available in new vehicles. Some features such as front bench seats have been gone or scarce so long that it is doubtful that most young people recall them. Others, such as the disappearance of ashtrays, are largely a sign of changing consumer habits. Check out the list – hand-angled windows, audible turn signals, simple controls and more. In addition, the comments are fun – people list even more bygone favorite features. The most talked about missing convenience is a Hi / Lo foot-operated dimmer switch that used to lie on the floor of the car. Other people said they lack couplings, air vents in the floor, light bulbs that are easy to replace and rear windows that go all the way down. And even though the older, heavier cars were less secure, many lack the big bodies and the sense of security offered by metal and steel.
Before becoming too sad about outdated Happy Days era car features, check out this list of what you can look forward to for the future. Consumer Reports offers a preview of forward-looking vehicle features: Must have features in your next new car, ranging from safety features to convenience. They break down both categories into "must have" and "nice to have" features, as well as some that they propose to move on. Here is their clip on some of the security features in action.
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