Enjoy them while you can: 6 Car Features That’ll Soon Be Extinct (and one that we hope stays)

Progress is a wonderful thing, but with it comes the inevitable need to say farewell to those things with which we have become familiar. In automotive terms this could eventually include the internal combustion engine and even the ability to drive a car yourself, but even the most optimistic estimates put those kind of shifts in the middle of the next decade.

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The Car Features People Love to Hate

Great car, but avoid the front defroster

Great car, but avoid the front defroster

Modern car features are practical, convenient, irritating and outright absurd.

Heated seats are a gift direct from the heavens, while heated windshields are the kind of irritation that will slowly drive you to insanity.

The number of available car options has grown exponentially since the days of optional air conditioning and power windows. I’m certainly not alone in my loathing of some features, as our friend Jil McIntosh recently posted a rant about the features in cars that are more infuriating than helpful. I have to say that she nailed a lot of them, but there are more.

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