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Author's Note: 10 Car Features We Wish Came Standard
As an automotive journalist, I have driven a lot of cars. A lot. And often, car companies give you the most loaded version of a car they've got. They want you to like it. They want you to marvel over it. They want you to write about how you liked it and marveled over it. So I've had a lot of cold air blown up my butt in my day. I've also had a lot of heated steering wheels, blind spot warning systems, leather seats that make a girl melt, and even a collision avoidance system that did indeed save my butt.
But as a regular old human who has to buy a car and afford the payments, I don't have many bells and whistles in my car. I've got fog lights; that's cool, right? I had to upgrade my stereo to get a USB jack. I do have a lot of windshield wiper settings, which I appreciate; but that's hardly a driverless car, now is it?
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