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.
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.
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.
As if decorating your home for Christmas isn't headache enough, now people decorate their cars... These could probably be considered the holiday equivalent of car lashes.
At one point, this may have seemed novel and clever, but at this point — with the antlers and red nose now mass-marketed — it's just yet another way to phone in some holiday spirit.
In the '80s and '90s, we endured countless "Baby on Board" placards and their myriad novelty variations.
Now, we're onto multiple versions of the stick-figure family — each keeping inventory of just how many children and pets you've compiled. And as if that wasn't enough, there are way too many satirical iterations of this trend on the road.