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Most Annoying New Car Features

February 9, 2017

If it's been a few years since you last purchased a new car, you may find that some of the latest technology and safety features are actually pretty annoying.

A lot of them sound cool, but when you have to interact with some of this stuff day in and day out, they just become annoying.

Forbes this week ranked the four most annoying features found on new cars, here's a quick summary:

  1. Auto Stop-Start - when the vehicle automatically turns off the engine at full stops, and starts back up as soon as you hit the gas pedal. Stop-and-go traffic quickly becomes annoying
  2. Lane Departure Warning - poor weather, ill-marked roads, and other common situations often trigger the warning mistakingly. Most people end up turning off this feature
  3. Lane Departure Intervention - even more annoying when the vehicle automatically brakes or steers during false lane departures
  4. Touchscreen Infotainment Systems - difficult to locate buttons, not very user friendly in a lot of brands

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- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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