Loc: Margate England
My wife just found our Oldsmobile had a trunk release button, we've only had the car two years. It took eight years for my father to realise his car had a dome light for the back seat. Anyone discovered a feature on their car that they didn't know about until they had owned it for some time?.
Loc: Manchester, England
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
No, because I read the owners manual.
I like to think I do too, but I was foiled by a fuel cap that was linked to the central locking system and sent me crazy looking for the fuel cap release button! And soon after I got the Scirocco I was foiled by it having separate washer bottles for the front and rear screens - the rear bottle hidden behind a trim panel in the boot (trunk for you guys )
Edited by Olas (08/18/1709:17 AM)
Cable ties should hold it
I have two Outlander Sports and the higher end model has the push button start and I have yet to sit down and finger the key fob remote in the glove box to start it when the battery in the fob fails. I really need to look it over.
The Owner's Manual for my 2011 Town and County is 560 pages long.
I'm still waiting for the Cliff's Notes version of it.
My Mercedes has a 400 page owner's manual and a separate 234 page manual on how to use the navigation/phone/audio system. I flipped through every page to see what the options were. Covers a few options I don't even have so you don't really have to read the whole thing. You just need to read the heading to know that it can do it and if you want to know exactly how to do it, you read the detailed instructions. Like how to get the passenger side mirror to dip down when going into reverse so you can see the back tire.
A trunk release button is pretty standard, had that on all the cars I owned, even those made in the '80's. The Mercedes also has a power trunk closer, but I guess it's an option that not all owners know about. I saw one lady closing the trunk of her car and it had the two red buttons, but she closed it manually. I wanted to go tell her to just press the button but didn't.
A lot of first time MGB owners didn't know it had TWO 6 volt batteries. They only put water in one. Many were ex VDub owners, the bug had ONE battery under the rear seat.
I knew is because my dad had an MG B when I was a kid.
Twin SU carbs can make a noise that will scar a 7 year old boys mind for the rest of his life - compelling him to wear eau d'octane and carry at least 5 car parts/consumables on him at any one time.
Rust in eyes Several different greases under fingernails Scarred knuckles/cut fingers Brake dust Ad infinitum.
And when surveyed, all of them absolutely loved it!
As an owner of many LBC's over the years I know exactly what you mean. If you did not carry a tool kit, and spares, shame on you. I loved it back in the 60's when we drivers would all give a wave or headlight flash when meeting each other on the road.
2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Ultra XG7317
Then, when it came here, it was Federalized, disabling or changing some controls.
Left turn signal: push downward; knob springs back to middle. Cancelling the turn signal: pull it towards driver. Or, push upward just enough to stop it blinking left but not enough to start it blinking right.
Try to figure out how to turn the interior heater fan on. That knob actually pulls out. Everything else that's the size of interior heater fan knob is something that rotates, not pulls out. It's too small to be a pull-out knob. So, you freeze, and can't see out the front windshield, until you figure that one out.
At least the cigarette lighter was easy to figure out. Two knobs to the right of the manual choke. One knob right was the manual windshield washer pump. Pump too hard and you blew the rubber hose off the back of the pump, getting the compartment wet and necessitating a reacharound by your thin-armed kid (me) to reattach.
I think Doug DeMuro would have a coronary reviewing one.