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Think about what you most want in a car, and then list what you'd just as soon not have. Don't let yourself be restricted by any safety or environmental, or crash regulations. What items would you be just as happy not having?

I'll list mine later. :AH-HA_wink:

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I'm at the point where a sunroof and leather interior (unless the cloth option was a horrible one) are not very high on the list anymore. It used to be that every vehicle I wanted had to have the sunroof option. Not so anymore. With finances being tight, fuel economy & cost are bigger issues nowadays.

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Long hood, short deck, two-door, full sized

V8, ethanol or diesel, FWD power... preferably LT1 based

Fibreoptic fender indicator lamps

large, comfortable, plush, luxury car interior... NOT European inspired.

Quiet tuning.

ability to tow 3,000 lbs

digital dash

heated seats

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  • electronic stability control (unless it was an SUV)
  • traction control
  • rear defrost (only on coupes, I deleted it on my SS)
  • leather
  • sunroof
  • automatic A/C
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Think about what you most want in a car, and then list what you'd just as soon not have. Don't let yourself be restricted by any safety or environmental, or crash regulations. What items would you be just as happy not having?

I'll list mine later. :AH-HA_wink:

Long hood, short deck, two-door, full sized

V8, ethanol or diesel, FWD power... preferably LT1 based

Fibreoptic fender indicator lamps

large, comfortable, plush, luxury car interior... NOT European inspired.

Quiet tuning.

ability to tow 3,000 lbs

digital dash

heated seats

Olds, did you read that correctly (look at the bolded part above)? I'm assuming you listed the items that you DO want in your next vehicle.

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Olds, did you read that correctly (look at the bolded part above)? I'm assuming you listed the items that you DO want in your next vehicle.

sorry... I have a cold and I'm popping sudafed like they're M&Ms.

take my list..... make it the opposite... that's my list for the thread

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Preferred features in a vehicle for me are:

mechanical:

traction control

electronic stability control

ABS w/ 4 wheel disc brakes

IRS

front, side curtain, side airbags

V6, I6 or V8

manual transmission

decent fuel economy (at least 20 highway)

interior content:

heated/cooled leather power seats

am/fm/cd player w/ iPod jack

sunroof

rear defroster

rear wiper (on SUVs)

heated outside power mirrors

full set of analog gauges

RWD, AWD or 4WD

good plood or real wood interior trim

solid, fixed cupholders (ideally, lighted/heated/chilled)

Things I can live without:

NAV

automatic tranny

dual-zone climate control

FWD

carbon fiber interior trim

gray interiors

memory settings

Edited by moltar
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Auto, air,a good CD player....

Air bags, And ABS....

I'll add more if I need it...

Besides, what is the point of aftermarket then?

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Fullsize Sedan or Coupe (195-210 Inches Plz)

At Least 6 Cylinders

ABS, TCS, Airbags

Alloys

Automatic Transmission

Air Conditioning

Cruise Control

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors, Brakes, Windows, Locks

Woodgrain or Stainless Steel Trim- No Carbon Fibre Look.

Available Black Interior (Cloth), I'd rather have Shale if it was leather.

Sunroof (Preferably)

At Least 17MPG City/About 30 Highway

Power Seat

Split Folding Back Seat.

6 Passenger Interior w. Column Shift if it's a Caddy or Buick.

I Can Do Without:

Easily Stained Light Grey interiors

Four Cylinder Engines of any Kind

Nav System

Heated Non-Leather Seats

Digital Climate Control

Remote Starter

Edited by vonVeezelsnider
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Necessities:

A sleek, pleasing shape

A nice looking interior with switchgear that feels substantial.

Booming stereo

Nice wheels (no wheel covers)

Sunroof

Nice, tight suspension and steering

Adequate power (I never want myself saying "C'mon, faster you POS")

Good city MPGs

Ability to swallow at least one bicycle

cruise control - helps get better MPGs on long trips

power locks/windows

collapsible mirrors. I'd have lost mirrors on three separate occasions if not for the collapsible mirrors.

Highly desired:

Rear drive: Would be "essential", but part of me isn't sure how I feel about getting my nice rear-driver all covered in rock salt in the winter

Leather, easpecially heated leather

Manual tranny: would be "essential" if I lived in an area where there weren't stoplights every 500 feet.

Can live without

NAV: I have a portable GPS. I have an internet connection with access to MapQuest. I have a mouth with which to ask directions.

soft-touch plastics everywhere

power seats. Up, down, forward backward - that's good enough for me.

backup cameras

adaptive speed control

self parking

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I need, at the very least, preferably nothing more:

  • Mid-sized Coupe or Sedan (preferably Coupe)
  • Attractive, clean design devoid of unnecessary bolt-on exterior parts and a good stance
  • V6 engine standard (Power is a need, not a want)
  • Manual transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Great handling and a "sporty" suspension
  • Decent MPG (Doesn't have to be some Wunder-Car with 100 MPG city)
  • CD player
  • Alloy wheels at least 17" or larger, equipped with a set of considerately low profile tires (I'm weird, I know, it's just one of those things)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bucket seats
That's all I require in a new car. This is what I don't want or try to avoid as much as possible:
  • Sub-compact sedans and hatchbacks, compact sedans
  • Four-cylinder engines
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Cassette players (We had an '04 Impala with one of those, a really retarded thing to have when you don't own a working cassette tape anymore)
  • Wheel covers (Again, that '04 Impala had them and started to yellow after a year; gimme some metal, please)
  • Bench seats (Don't care for them; the ones in the Sonoma are going to go soon for buckets with a console as soon as I have the money)
Every other option available on a new car that I didn't mention? I can take 'em or leave 'em. Edited by YellowJacket894
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YES PLZ:

- 5-door hatch, wagon, or CUV (a la Rouge)

- 4/5/6-Cylinder

- Diesel engine

- Beige or black interior

- Automatic

- MP3 Adapter

- Heated Seats

- Ski Rack and/or kayak rack

EXTRA's:

- Leather

- Sunroof

NO WAI:

- Truck, Sedan, Coupe

- V8

- Gray interior

- Navigation System

Edited by Farkas
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Necessities:

-Clean, fluid, purposeful styling.

-Controlled, capable handling.

-Smooth, linear power delivery.

-Inviting, high quality interior.

-Minimal weight.

-Attractive backlighting.

-Air Conditioning.

-The ability to play CDs.

-Powered accessories.

-Comfortable, supportive seats.

-Performance relative to the weight.

-Non-sucky-ness.

Wouldn't Minds; Preferred but not deal breakers:

-Leather.

-Heated seats.

-Sunroof.

-Projector headlights.

-Fog lamps.

-Back seat.

-Fuel economy.

-Manual Transmission.

-Lack of amber lenses.

-Rear wheel drive layout.

-Random, assorted luxury nick-naks.

-Random, assorted sporting details.

Oh Hell No's; Absolute deal breakers:

-Styling that sucks.

-Engines that suck.

-Interiors that suck.

-Features that suck.

-Handling that sucks.

-Just about anything that sucks, feel free to use your imagination. :P

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>>"list what you'd just as soon not have"<<

air bags

traction control

stability control

active suspension

anything-by-wire

NAV

FWD

automatic lighting

cramped interior

power seats

more than 100 lbs of visible plastic (int & ext combined)

a hood you cannot see from inside the car

a car where servicing it forces you to take it to the dealer

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Good answers so far.

Mine:

4 and 6 cylinder engines

FWD

automatic transmission

4 doors

Nav

heated seats

leather

backup sensors

power windows

airbags

stability control

side-impact door beams

any video screens whatsoever

heated steering wheel

power mirrors

adaptive cruise control

Onstar

Bluetooth

XM radio

dual zone climate control

seatbelt warning buzzers, chimes, and lights

door ajar buzzers, chimes and lights

daytime running lamps

power seats

a hood you cannot see from inside the car! (thanks Balthazar)

anything smaller than a GTO

Automatic locking doors

Giant headlights

Giant taillights

soft, bar-of-soap styling

center exit exhaust

oversized spoilers

glued-in side windows

High and short rear-end styling

tacked-on exterior pieces (like GFX)

Chrome wheels

alpha-numeric names

Skip shift

That will do - for now.

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>>"side-impact door beams"<<

GM began installing these in 1970, BTW.

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