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So over the last week, I've been from Houston to San Antonio to home, about a 1000 miles. A bit of time to think.
Out of the vehicles that you've owned what features do you miss the most?
For me, I think I really miss the foot dimmer switch the most. Cruising through the mountains at night, just a tap of the toe and no hand adjustment while cornering.
 

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the feature I miss the most is from my third Titan

I miss the adjustable pedals (for my wife)
 

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Easy, the door keypad on my Sportrac to unlock the doors. So nice to be able to pull up to a call, throw the keys into the center console, and lock the truck. No worry about losing my keys on the trail in the middle of the night or getting back to the truck and having to dig them out.
 

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Can’t think of one thing.
 

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I miss the swing-away steering column that my '67 Thunderbird had.
 

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I miss vent windows, like they had in the 50's & 60's.
Even into the 80's... I had an 89 Isuzu Pickup and it had nice big vent windows that worked great to pull smoke and click ash... Was on my list of wants/needs coming from a 76 Chevy Truck...
 

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I miss how my '93 Thunderbird managed to appeal to the goth chicks that I was into when I was a teenager.
 

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vent windows and foot dimmer switch, and before days of auto trannys you could push start about anything
 

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I miss how my '93 Thunderbird managed to appeal to the goth chicks that I was into when I was a teenager.
I had a 93 Thunderbird too.
Lot easier in town to drive than my 92 Ford diesel was.
It also served as the wedding vehicle when a friend invited me to his wedding in Mexico. The wedding vehicle he planned on using failed to show up.
 

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I miss how my '91 Honda CRX Si NEVER EVER got under 30 mpg. I drove that thing hard, too. Managed to top out at 43 mpg a coupla times.

I also miss green paint. 3 of my 7 vehicles over the last 39 years were green. C'mon Nissan...do it.
 

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Telescopic steering! I have weird limb lengths and I can't reach the damn wheel if I out the seat where my legs are comfortable.
 

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I've never heard of this foot dimmer switch thing, but I suddenly really want one...
Lol I remember having them it was nice IDK but just reading your response made me feel like I was older young whippersnapper
 

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Lol I remember having them it was nice IDK but just reading your response made me feel like I was older young whippersnapper
Same here, but they were great for your OCB too... Click ~ Click ~ Click whilst stuck in traffic!
 

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I've never heard of this foot dimmer switch thing, but I suddenly really want one...
Telescopic steering! I have weird limb lengths and I can't reach the damn wheel if I out the seat where my legs are comfortable.
My 1978 Chrysler Cordoba has the foot switch, and meanwhile the cruise control is on the turn signal stalk. A friend of mine had a 1980 Dodge St Regis that had both if I remember correctly.

For a very long time all four major auto makers (GM, Ford, Chrysler, and American Motors) used Delco steering columns, and they all had the same tilt columns with the same controls on those columns, and many of the other controls were similarly positioned on the dash. My 1995 Impala has the headlight controls on the dash in the same place as my Cordoba does, and the Dodge full sized trucks and vans that I've driven over the years also had similar layouts.

I guess that if I do miss any particular vehicle features, it's the commonality in driver interface that was ubiquitous among at least American cars until FWD started becoming popular in the eighties.
 

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I miss: vehicles without computers, tapping the starter with a rock - and then a bigger rock until you eventually rebuilt it yourself, parts that were interchangeable amongst several model years, headlights were either round or square and available everywhere, and the high beam foot switch was awesome. T-roofs had their place, too.
 
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