Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby GoodWitness » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:11 am

I must admit I like the rest of the commercial, it's just ridiculous to think that someone would need their car honking at them when putting air in the tires.

A lot more thought goes into the ads than most of the programming.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Snowman » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:28 am

Sad that the Laptop crowd cannot figure out how to put air in a tire & read a gauge. :ponder:
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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby dataec » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:08 am

GoodWitness wrote:...
Almost as annoying as those people who haven't figured out they can change the setting so that the horn doesn't honk when they lock the car and set the alarm.

Feeling curmudgeonly today. :mrgreen:


Well thanks you GW for bringing this up. I thought that I too was just becoming curmudgeonly in my middle age.

When those people do that, the temptation is great to walk over to them and ask "You are standing right beside your drivers door when you get out, why would you not just hit the power lock, locking your vehicle without having your horn honking and having everyone in the parking lot wonder if they are about to get run over!"

Although I must say with the never ending nudging of time pushing me from "middle age" to "old man" I seem to find myself leaving the "curmudgeonly" stage to the "ballpeenhammersmashingheadandtaillight" stage.

...meh, maybe it's just a phase.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby GoodWitness » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:12 am

And why bother having a car alarm anyway? No one pays any attention to them.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby smarmy_rebel » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:45 am

You know what I find is the absolute worst car company for having idiots who constantly push the buttons?

Toyota.

But, at least Toyota doesn't use the horn... They use that electronic "meep meep" noise. It's just that I've noticed SEVERAL occasions where I'll hear the "meep meep" and no one is around... Then the person walks up and I hear more "meep meeps", then they get to get the car and I hear another "meep meep" it's like they are constantly pressing the button when they approach the car.

One time I was waiting in a parking lot next to a Toyota and I must have heard the car "meep meep" ten times before the person got into it, no word of a lie.

I almost stuck my head out of the window and said "I think your doors are unlocked!" People also go meep crazy when they are locking their cars and walking away too.

This is why I like Ford. There are no noises when you lock your doors or unlock them.

If you can't find your car, you can push lock twice and it will honk the horn once.

If you left a door open, it will honk the horn twice.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Mr. Islander » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:10 pm

argyll wrote:because it's the best way to tell your neighbours you're going to work at stupid o'clock


O'dark stupid.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Jon. » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:55 am

Most annoying feature? We have 3 trucks, all rediculous with features.

2010 f150
can't leave it running and hit the door lock button then close the door without it unlocking
seatbelt dinger to let you know it's not in
goddamn traction control kicking in when I'm on the gravel highway
bucket seats
electric powered driver seats

2009 f250(I think that's the year)
alarm system unless you use the fob to unlock it
worst headlights I've seen outside of a lawn tractor
seatbelt dinger

2011 f150
same thing with door lock
alarm system
seatbelt dinger
bucket seats
electric powered driver seat


I've probably forgotten some gripes about the work trucks.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Dave Brown » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:53 pm

... by doing up your seatbelt.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Mercurial7 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:48 pm

In regards to the 09 F250, I know with our duty ones, the headlights were so bad that all of them have had to go in to have entire new light assemblies installed.... so its a common issue.

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Alberta Blue » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:31 pm

Dave Brown wrote:... by doing up your seatbelt.


I have never understood why some officers refuse to wear their belts. The number one cause of fatal an serious injuries to on duty officers in North America is traffic collisions. Not shootings or other such things, and the stats aren't even close. Wear you belts and wear them properly folks!

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Longarm9 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:20 am

Alberta Blue wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:... by doing up your seatbelt.


I have never understood why some officers refuse to wear their belts. The number one cause of fatal an serious injuries to on duty officers in North America is traffic collisions. Not shootings or other such things, and the stats aren't even close. Wear you belts and wear them properly folks!

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Totally agree. It's crazy to drive without your seatbelt. The only time I ever drove around with no seatbelt was back when I worked private security and I was driving at very low speed around a private business lot late at night and had to get in and out frequently to check doors and such. Unless it's a similar scenario, I can't believe any LEO's drive without seatbelts!
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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby Respond Wayne » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:02 pm

:aye:

I said it back in 2005... and 2006...

Buckle up!

That will take care of the seat belt chime! ;)

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Re: Possibly the most annoying car "feature"

Postby cardz25 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:30 pm

Respond Wayne wrote:Buckle up!

That will take care of the seat belt chime! ;)

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