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What feature in your car could you not live without?

With the seasons changing my wife has become an Ice Queen, which is surprising since she lived in Florida for like 8 years. Thankfully the new car has tri-zone climate control and I'm loving it. What about you all?

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Just now, TempestCatto said:

It runs and drives.

 

That's more of a requirement than a feature 😅

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is AC considered a feature?

 

also, side mirror warmers, they're very useful for morning drivers to deal with the dews (wiping them doesnt work, gets blurry after a while)

my old car had it, but new one doesnt uggh

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XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

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Just now, Moonzy said:

is AC considered a feature?

Requirement imo. It's one thing if a house doesn't have a/c because you can install a window unit, but a car is super different.

 

8 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

That's more of a requirement than a feature 😅

There's plenty of cars that don't run or drive. But they're still cars.

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9 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

That's more of a requirement than a feature 😅

No, it's an expensive option on most German cars.

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Just now, Moonzy said:

is AC considered a feature?

I'd assume so but I hear some weird countries *coughUKcough* apparently don't include it by default.

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1 minute ago, kelvinhall05 said:

No, it's an expensive option on most German cars.

As a VW owner, ouch the truth hurts.

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Bluetooth so I can play music from my phone. Don’t ever have to touch the radio again. It was on my must-have list when buying a car. Luckily it’s a standard for today’s cars to have it anyways.

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Hm... Stereo System + Bluetooth.

 

Listening to my own music playlist completely removes my driving fatigue and turns what should be a chore into an absolute blast. It makes up 99% of the reason I love my drives.

 

I mean, I could listen to music with my earphones. But that comes with some dangers, if I can't hear what's going on, on the road.

 

And I update my music playlist relatively frequently, so having to update only one device's playlist (my phone), then having my car access it via Bluetooth is convenient.

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oh, reverse sensors/cameras are also a necessity to me

especially on long vehicles like SUV

 

auto cruise is also important to me when i visited Aussie, because... reasons, and i would assume it's the case for many other countries.

TL;DR. cant keep one eye on speedometer and one eye on road, and their traffic enforcement is real

cant go too far below speed limit either because other drivers gets annoyed -sigh-

 

dashcam can live without, but would be dumb imo

 

and most cars dont have this, but i wish they had a built in phone holder that's actually well designed, unlike cheapo ones that breaks after few months

 

edit: oh and did i mention Auto transmission? because traffic jam on manual is a bish

 

edit 2: a latch to open the trunk on the trunk, not a key hole or worse, have to open from a latch near the driver seat

Things I need help with:

Spoiler

none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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Well my cars are as basic as you can get by today's standard. No backup camera, no fancy driver aids (just ABS, Traction Control, Stability Control), no fancy entertainment just the factory monochrome LCD unit with Aux, no heated mirrors, and no sunroof. None of them even have Bluetooth built in, I have to use my Aukey receiver for that. So pretty much every feature my cars have are requirements at this point. 

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21 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

No, it's an expensive option on most German cars.

Excuse you, but German engineering is brilliant. Only the Japanese can come close.

 

It's when they get loosey goosey with who they let become head of a project that things can go awry.

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1 minute ago, TempestCatto said:

Excuse you, but German engineering is brilliant. Only the Japanese can come close.

 

It's when they get loosey goosey with who they let become head of a project that things can go awry.

Good engineering =/= reliability

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an engine and 4 wheels

 

all I know are the low oil and overheating lights are bad

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22 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Good engineering =/= reliability

Sure it does. My 1981 Suzuki GS250T is very well engineered. Can take the whole thing apart with only a few spanners in 10 minutes. Didn't really need anything when I bought it recently either. Just a starter and a chain, fucker's been mint ever since. The thing is as old as it is and runs and drives like a champ. Perfectly reliable (that is, when I don't stall out trying to take off in second gear).

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19 minutes ago, Caroline said:

an engine and 4 wheels

no

 

 3 wheel = fun

Things I need help with:

Spoiler

none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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Specific to my car? The LED lights on touring trim civics. Adaptive cruise is nice, but I could with without it.

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1 minute ago, Moonzy said:

no

 

 3 wheel = fun

To be fair they REALLY had to work to get those cars to flip over
 

 

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8 minutes ago, TempestCatto said:

Sure it does. My 1981 Suzuki GS250T is very well engineered. Can take the whole thing apart with only a few spanners in 10 minutes. Didn't really need anything when I bought it recently either. Just a starter and a chain, fucker's been mint ever since. The thing is as old as it is and runs and drives like a champ. Perfectly reliable (that is, when I don't stall out trying to take off in second gear).

You said that German engineering is brilliant but our E60 5-series with electrical issues quite literally all the time no matter how much money we burn fixing stuff would like to say otherwise.

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Not really a feature of the car itself, but if you live anywhere with snow or a mud season then hard rubber floor mats are nice. Especially if you bring a lot of salt into the vehicle since it's a pain to get out of carpet mats. Just spray them off and they're good to go.

 

Seat warmers are a blessing as well.

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37 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

You said that German engineering is brilliant but our E60 5-series with electrical issues quite literally all the time no matter how much money we burn fixing stuff would like to say otherwise.

Well truth be told no one/nothings perfect.

 

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I really like my power windows. But maybe climate control? I value my comfort while driving. I think if I had to get rid of everything else I'd keep my climate control.

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2 hours ago, rcmaehl said:

With the seasons changing my wife has become an Ice Queen, which is surprising since she lived in Florida for like 8 years. Thankfully the new car has tri-zone climate control and I'm loving it. What about you all?

Can't live without some Bang Ass speakers

 

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