Useless items in cars


#1

In a rental Astra, the ‘sport’ button. Appears to do nothing apart from the button lighting up.


#2

Stu’s Astra has a button labelled “rice”


#3

A sport button makes you feel like a driving god.


#4

Inverting this some what, Donna wifey’s car has an amazing ‘curry hook’ on the passenger side foot well, it’s a totally brilliant thing surrounded by a useless car…


#5

Curry hooks are for the boot. That there one you’ve got in the passenger footwell is a knicker hook, optional extra from Essex dealers :laughing:


#6

Steering wheel mounted gear change paddles in automatic cars - wtf is that about?


#7

Probably bought as a module from the supplier and the costs of doubling the parts numbers might be over and above that of fitting to autos as well as manuals.


#8


#9

if you have a Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) then it operates in either manual mentalist mode where the paddles are essential or pussycat auto mode…


#10

Yep, my beemer is more or less the same but you can control the gearbox with the throttle pedal…


#11

Ah yes the two position foot operated engine control, on or off.


#12

An Astra really doesn’t need a Sport button. They can already defy the laws of physics. What would be the point?


#13

This one is quite fast. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=racing+astras&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjdhZuX1abSAhXpO5oKHTOODlIQ_AUICCgC&biw=1024&bih=681#imgrc=ErRlez_IVtAf1M:


#14

Automatic wipers. Useless as tits on a boar.


#15

Think of it as one would a fancy cable. It doesn’t matter whether or not it actually does anything, just as long as you believe in it.

Repeat after me: I swear that sport mode made the ride a bit zingier, the steering a little more responsive and the cup holder more capacious.

It will soon become your reality.

£500 please.

Sorted.


#16

My Vauxhall Insomnia has little red LEDs on the inner door releases.

I’ve used many an expletive around cars, but never because I couldn’t find the fucking door handle.


#17

Useful in the snow, every four years.


#18

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Is there a difference between useless and pointless?


#19

Stronzetto


#20

Do you mean the ones that change their speed in response to changing rainfall ? The ones on my Mondeo seem to work well enough. The alternative, obviously, is to have to do it yourself. After the first hour or two I find that gets irritating.

VB