While there isn’t anything wrong with pressing a button to start a car, the issue is that there isn’t an ignition slot for the key to go in, so now there’s no longer a dedicated home for the car’s key.
This means you’ll have to put up with it rattling in the glovebox or cup holder while you’re driving along. So, starter buttons are fine for sports cars, not fine for your average family runaround.
Many car manufacturers have their own strategies when it comes to naming their products, and some are easier to figure out than others. For example, ‘TSI’, ‘GDi’, ‘PureTech’ and ‘SCe’ are different terms for petrol engines.
It’s even more confusing when car makers remove the reference to the engine size– just by looking at their names, would you have known the ’30 TDI’ and ’35 TDI’ versions of the Audi A3 Sportback are powered by 2-liter diesel engines?
Thanks to touchscreen systems, the days of car interiors being covered in buttons are basically behind us. However, some car makers have taken this minimalist approach to a whole new level, by porting almost all of the controls onto the touchscreen.
This is fine for when you’re inputting an address into the navigation system while you’re stationary. However, it's not so useful when you’re trying to adjust the aircon while you’re driving…
Black trim on cars is quite a popular finish, as the added effect helps make the cabin look and feel more premium. However, there are downsides to having it in your car.
It can be a bit distracting when you’re driving, and you’ll need to keep the black plastic constantly clean if you don’t want it blemished by dust and scratch marks.
Flashy Wheel Lights
These flashy lights are not only gaudy, but they're also illegal in some areas. Make your wheels glow at your own peril.
With each added set of lighting to a car, it just looks tackier and less impressive, and why risk it if it could get you into legal trouble?