What are the must haves in your cars

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  1. Timepass macrumors 65816

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    Inspird by the 8 things you are supposed to do when you first get in you car. I kind of wondering what are the list of features people here have high on there list for what opitions they want on there car,

    High on the list like to have
    Rear defrostor and AC are on the MUST have.
    Head room is on the must have (I am quite tall) and good leg room.
    Power mirrors
    Power door locks
    Power windows
    Good gas miliage.
    CD player.
    Keyless unlocking and locking (grown quite addicted to having it. keeps me from locking my keys in my car)
    Also high list is good engine power and good accerlation (sub 8.0s in 0-60) so it going to be on the sporting side. I go nuts when I drive a car or a truck that dont have acceration. I been correpted by my first car being a sport compact and my current car being even faster.

    I like them to be a manual tranny. For me they are just more fun to drive mind you there are times where I wish my car was an automatic (when I have to drive in stop and go traffic and very heavy traffic but that not to offen)

    Fun factor is imporanted. Huge reason I drive a spec V over a Mazda3 5doors (also happen to be the desiding factor.)
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

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  3. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Manual
    Lots of head room (I am tall too)
    Power everything (windows, locks, steering, etc)
    Black color
     
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  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Ever since my youth, when we had an older car whose bottom had rusted away in areas, I absolutely require that I cannot see the road beneath my feet.

    I also require cupholders.

    Rear defrost and A/C are absolutely a must, as is a decent audio system (I'm married, so "decent" is the best I can expect, as I'd never be allowed to pick a car with an audiophile grade setup).

    Memory so that mirrors, seats, etc. would go to their proper positions would be nice (I'm 1' taller than my wife).

    A sliding rear partition, similar to that in limos, would be nice for long trips with the kids in the back, but I don't see that as an option on any vehicles (maybe I need to buy a limo).
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    A good sound system
    Good Sports seats
    Black interior
    an Alfa Romeo badge on the wheel.
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    nice system
    air freshers(for those people that smoke and other things...)
    AC
    Woman in the passenger seat.


    Bless
     
  8. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    I would just add a couple of things
    convertible top and manual transmission
     
  9. skunk macrumors G4

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    A fridge, a CD player and a sunroof. Luckily, my car has them. :)
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    -power windows
    -AC/heater
    -cup holder
    -CD player/ auxiliary input and/or cassette deck for Nano

    :eek: My old Volvo didn't have power windows, AC, cup holder, or CD player (the cassette player broke, too :p)-- makes me really really appreciate my MINI now.
     
  11. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    do they come standard or does that cost extra :p
     
  12. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Let's see.....

    A comfortable, adjustable seat is a must - too many years of neck and back pain!
    Good visability and decent sized mirrors
    A decent heater (that takes less then 30 minutes to warm up)
    SUN ROOF!!! (I miss my sun roof....)
    Leg room in the back.
    Enough trunk space for my scuba gear!

    Cost me more then I really wanted to pay, but she is worth it!
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Working engine
    Working transmission (manual preferred)
    working AC
    power steering
    windows
    NO sunroof
    windshield
    fixed top (or at least a roll bar)
    4-point harness (well, eventually)
    little body roll
    tires with a treadwear rating of less than 500 ( :rolleyes: )
    overall decent to good performance
    enough of a sound system so I can listen to my iPod. 3000W system is very much overkill for that. Plus it would weigh too much.

    I think that's it
     
  14. Applespider macrumors G4

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    A parking space available where I'm most likely to take it. I've never bothered having a car since I've lived in London since I'd barely use it.
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Like the new Spider!!
    Mmmmmmm


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  16. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    My list of "must haves" seems to keep getting longer and longer. A lot of them have already been mentioned earlier in this thread, but some more recent additions to the list include:
    • Heated seats -- where have you been all my life? :D
    • Leather interior. It would be hard to go back to cloth seats now.
     
  17. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I'm glad my Alfa has cloth seats, it gets so hot in the car in the summer (no big heavy Air Con unit) leather seats would be unbearable.
     
  18. cyberddot macrumors 6502

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    1. Room for our dog's kennel and more
    2. Great mileage / Fuel economy (so far, a TDI)
    3. Manual transmission
    4. Easy to maintain interior
    5. Roof rack or compatability for sport racks
    6. Stereo with alternate source out/in

    Wow...only one other so far concerned about good mileage? :(
     
  19. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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  20. Phat Elvis macrumors 6502

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    All wheel drive
    Sunroof

    working A/C - I got heatstroke from my old volvo once
     
  21. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I bought a new MG about two and a half years ago and it's already falling apart, despite it having only done around 15,000 miles - quality British engineering! :eek: ;)

    So I'm thinking of buying a Volvo next; nice, safe and quietly refined. Just like me :cool:

    Essentials for me include power steering (how did I ever manage without it?), remote central looking, airbags and a CD player.
     
  22. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    1. Decent stereo with mp3 CD capabilities
    2. Power Doorlocks
    3. Power Windows
    4. A/C
    5. Good cupholders
    6. Good fuel economy
    7. Bitches in the backseat
    8. A trunk/boot with enough room for a human body.

    The usual stuff, really.
     
  23. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Why? Are you a dog catcher? :p
     
  24. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Well they were going under at the time...
     

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