Wind down windows vs electric windows (in cars)

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  1. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    How often do people just sit in their car that it makes that big of a difference? I dunno...maybe there are some nice areas to park and read a book where you live.
     
  2. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing you've never been on a stakeout. Or followed a girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse suspected of cheating.;) Sitting in your car for hours on end ain't the most pleasant thing... It's starting to rain (windows up)... Peeyew, I shouldn't have had that grocery store burrito for lunch (windows down).:D

    As for sinking to the bottom of a lake... cheating boyfriend rams your car into a lake. Yeah, only happens in the movies.;) Never happened to me before.:D:D
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Power windows with a lock just for the sheer pleasure of farting and enabling the window lock with passengers in the car :D
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    what I do not like.....rear windows that only go 3/4 the way down!

    I like being able to dangle my arm out of the car
     
  5. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Its for child safety, so kids can't climb out, dangle out the window or easily put stuff out the window.

    The electric rear windows in my Dad's LandRover Discovery only go down half the way:( Luckily I almost never have to sit in the back, plus there is A/C, unlike the commodore :D
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Perhaps Daddy's car is different, but most sedan's back windows only go down so far, because of the curve in the back of the door, for the rear wheel well.

    Power windows can be locked-out from the driver's door panel. Rear doors openers can be locked-out from the rear door jam leaver.
     
  7. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Family cars often have people sitting in them when they are stationary and the engine is off.

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    Lol, LandRovers are far from sedans... There is no curve anywhere near the back doors, and there seems to be quite a lot of room between the doors and the wheels.
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Depends on the model.

    Here's one where the rear wheel impinges on the back door. :p
     

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  9. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thats not a LandRover, thats a RangeRover ;)
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    OK smarty-pants, check out the back door on this LAND ROVER. :p
     

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  11. steviem macrumors 68020

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    I rented a Nissan Versa (not really my choice of car, surprised it is classed as a compact, I'd say it was an economy) this weekend and was severely dismayed when I saw it had wind down windows! A car made in 2010 with no effing electric windows!? Couldn't believe it.

    Cars where winders are ok - British sports cars from the 60s. Peugeot 205 GTi. VW Beetle. Nothing else.
     
  12. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thats a LandRover Freelander, not a LandRover Discovery.
     
  13. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Ok check out this Landrover Discovery.
     
  14. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Dammit you got the exact right one. Even the same colour... :p
     
  15. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I don't like wind up/down windows. The convenience of auto up/down on all four windows is so much easier and you don't have to be sitting in the window's respective seat to roll it down.
     
  16. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Power Windows mainly for the passenger and rear seats! I ain't reaching over!
     
  17. Stephen1015 macrumors newbie

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    The Nissan Versa has manual windows on the S and S plus models. I, personally don't like that. Having to grab something and twist it is a nuisance. As such, I think that manual windows and locks on cars should be discontinued.
     

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