The characteristics of the car have developed over time with fancy and flashy features that go hand in hand with today’s advanced technology.
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Car Features You Don’t Need
Over time, automakers have incorporated tons of features into their vehicles that some might not need, such as increasingly expensive in-car navigation systems.
Not to mention that other features might not be very useful for the person behind the wheel or even for the passengers.
Aside from the rapid progress we constantly see with the latest vehicles, some features may not make much sense these days, such as DVD or CD players.
That said, here are some of the car features we see in some of the new vehicles these days that you don’t really need in the first place.
However, some of them might be something other car owners will still love, whether or not they’re essentially useless.
DVD, CD players
According to an article from Washington Post, most automakers have already completely phased out CD or DVD players from their latest line of vehicles.
But still, some cars offer these stereo features for their base models. In some cases, even the touchscreen infotainment system is still paired with CD or DVD players.
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These days, most car owners listen to music by connecting their smartphones to their vehicle’s stereo system. That said, having an extra receiver no longer makes sense.
Leather car seats
Yes, leather seats in a vehicle speak of luxury, to begin with. However, it should be noted that some of today’s most luxurious cars have already ditched leather upholstery.
The Washington Post added in the same report that the latest vehicles from luxury car brands, such as Lexus and Mercedes Benz, no longer feature leather-upholstered seats.
Instead, automakers use “leatherette,” which still mimics the feel of leather seats, but is much more durable in the long run.
Most vehicles do not offer an umbrella built into the driver’s door. However, luxury brand Rolls Royce is going the extra mile and doing so, according to the report by Auto Trader Canada.
You won’t actually need to have a full-size umbrella built into the door of your vehicle, but it’s still handy and keeps you dry in case the weather is unpredictable.
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Side mirror puddle lights
A few automakers have included the puddle light feature on the side mirror of their cars, which some people find a bit flashy.
It is not an aesthetic feature, but some manufacturers use it to display their massive logos from its lights.
Although not completely a necessity, it still helps passengers avoid accidentally stepping on puddles in dark places before getting into their car.
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