Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "I have grandchildren that have only grown up in a world with smartphones," Akerson, a former telecommunications executive, said on a conference call on Thursday to discuss GM's quarterly results.I've grown up in a world with indoor plumbing, but I don't want a toilet in my car.Dear Car Makers: Stop trying to turn cars into smartphones. I don't need or want a touch screen in my car. I want controls with actual knobs and buttons that I can use without having to divert my attention away from the road. By leaving off the touch screens and other distracting nonsense, you should be able to save enough on manufacturing costs to pass that savings onto your consumers. Cars already cost too much, and you keep adding unnecessary crap to them to justify raising the prices. That's why I keep maintaining my already-paid-off 1998 car.
Muta: Fark Me To Tears: Stop trying to turn cars into smartphones. I don't need or want a touch screen in my car. I want controls with actual knobs and buttons that I can use without having to divert my attention away from the road. By leaving off the touch screens and other distracting nonsense, you should be able to save enough on manufacturing costs to pass that savings onto your consumers.I agree 100% but in defense of auto companies...If they don't include these electronic bells and whistles then their new vehicle that they just spent 3 years and $200,000,000 developing will get panned in the auto press. Consumer Reports, JD Powers and others will ignore the new 500,000 mile maintenance free transmission and write that the vehicle comes with yesterday's technology. You can't risk that if you're a marketer for an autocompany.
No Line For Beer: "Your wipers will begin following this brief advertisement."
insano: How about car companies design a decent car that costs under $10,000 new, for those who don't want to take a chance on a used car but also don't want to drop half a year's salary.
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I'd love to see a car company advertise a car with minimal electronic gadgets. Something with the bare minimum of necessary moving parts.
moothemagiccow: I'm fine as long as the passenger window popup ad obscures the image of the driver in the adjacent lane masturbating furiously.
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