Whistle tips are just a really annoying way of making your exhaust louder. More than a decade later, they are still here.
Once confined to the Bay Area, they’re now available pretty much anywhere. The thing is, other than making everyone within earshot of your car hate you, they don’t do much.
Unnecessary Driving Modes
Nowadays, many cars come with pre-set modes you can use to change how a car drives. For example, most Land Rovers have loads of modes optimised for off-road driving.
With that being said, some cars have settings that seem really out of place. Does the 600hp, 155mph Audi RS6 Avant really need a fuel-saving ‘efficiency’ setting?
Everything Being an SUV
These days many car manufacturers are making SUV versions of their vehicles. You can get a Lamborghini SUV, Porsche SUV, and even a Bentley SUV.
The funny thing is that almost all of them have poor gas mileage, which is fine if you live in a snowy area without civilized roads. In cities, though, it just means more expensive repairs.
Superficial Reverse Lights
Reverse lights serve an important purpose in telling other drivers that you are backing up. However, car manufacturers now customize aspects of the lights.
For example, when you remote-lock your car, the reverse lights come on and you can set them to stay on for several minutes. This is just pointless and uses up your battery for no good reason.
Are you taking your Toyota Camry out on the track anytime soon? Do you think your Ford Escape is going to beat someone off the line? No?
Then don't go installing auto-racing hardware in a production vehicle. At best, you look like a moron. At worst, you're actually making yourself less safe.