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The dirty dozen: Pointless car features

wheels magazine rants about the most useless car features on the market. Come on in and have your say too

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  1. Added 23:21 July 21, 2011

    I find nothing bad with any features in the car: the more you keep stuffing the car with the features, the more you can show-off... that is the Middle East! However, one would be able to comment with respect to pricing! Some features look very inviting but when you start driving the car you realise actually you never wanted it for a long term! Personally I hate the centred cluster metres on the dash, but again that is more about styling than a feature! But the feature I hate the most is the massage drivers seat in some luxury cars!

    Mian Akif Saghir, Doha, Pakistan

  2. Added 20:41 July 21, 2011

    Unfortunately we are getting the least features compared to other countries ie. USA. We are pay a lot more compared to other countries and yet we get less features. I have been searching for a reasonable sedan with leather seats and a navigation system I couldn't find one for less than Dh125,000 with the exception of Hyundai (Dh95,000) and no, I am not going to spend that amount on a Hyundai. At least one useless feature I would think of is the auto parking with some luxury cars.

    Riad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 16:31 July 21, 2011

    I think the existence of cassette players or CD changers in cars is just of no use.

    Anumod Indrasenan, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 13:42 July 21, 2011

    The Shift Lock button for Automatic Gear Cars. It's really useless.

    Karthik , $, Qatar

  5. Added 13:14 July 21, 2011

    There's a function in the BMW 7-series where you can tune the time period for which the number plate lights will stay on after you've locked the car and left. Funky stuff, but who on earth cares?!

    Vijin, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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