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ColoradoBob New Reader
8/18/20 9:21 p.m.

On my 2001 Passat, you can open and close all the windows with the key.  If use use the key to unlock the driver's door and hold the key after it unlocks, all the windows will roll down.  If you hold the key in the locked position after locking, any open windows will roll up.  

P3PPY GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/18/20 9:47 p.m.

In reply to ColoradoBob :

My brother is not a car guy. He called me one day right after he bought his Odyssey because the windows were all rolled down. I think even his sunroof was open. I asked if he’d let his 5 y/o play with the keys. Sure enough. They don’t roll back up though with the lock button


I’m probably out of the loop on this since I don’t see the insides of many late model cars and maybe tons of them have it now, but I always loved the heads up displays on turn of the century Pontiacs like the 99 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. I don’t know why that didn’t catch on more — once you get a feel for your steering wheel controls you literally don’t ever have to take your eyes off the road. 

Those few months there when I had most of the dash removed because I was replacing the heater core in my 2000 Cavalier, at night I would set the instrument panel way up in the dash upside down so I could kinda replicate that effect

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
8/19/20 11:47 p.m.

Doesn't compare to a lot here, but I remember that as a kid I thought it was super cool that the Pontiac 6000 STE had an onboard air compressor.

I was just looking it up, and I guess it had self leveling air rear suspension.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/20/20 12:59 a.m.

I just learned today that my Flex has remote engine start by pressing the wrong button on the fob trying to open the tailgate.

Turbine GRM+ Memberand Reader
8/20/20 5:09 a.m.

My parents' Oldsmobile Silhouette had a built in air compressor behind the rear seats 

Brake_L8 (Forum Supporter)
Brake_L8 (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/20/20 10:26 a.m.

The Silhouette was also the first minivan with a power sliding door, which played a little song every time you closed it.

iansane Reader
8/20/20 10:34 a.m.

I just rememberd my buddies old 280zx that seriously sounded like it had a tiny record player somewhere. Instead of the chime for doors, lights etc it had a ladies voice telling you all those things.

DirtyBird222 UberDork
8/20/20 10:50 a.m.

How about these features in a 1967 Chyrsler Imperial Crown? 


ShawnG UltimaDork
8/20/20 11:06 a.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

I miss proper luxury cars.

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