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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

there are two features of the current generation of cars that annoy me. to the point that if i buy a new car, they are deactivated even before i leave the dealer parking lot.

the first one is where the lights stay on after you leave the car and lock it. i hate it because i'm like "so, is this ever going to turn off???" and end up hanging around until the fucking lights turn off

the second is the damn auto engine off function when you stop the car. does anyone have this on? the gas saved is completely not worth the annoyance. plus i'm sure the starter wears out faster. i know that a lot of cars are leased and maybe the first owner will never have to worry about it, but that starter will be toast after a few years

I've gotten so used to the hill assist/hill start assist (where the car automatically holds when stopping on an incline and letting go of the break). Its super duper convenient with a manual transmission.

I borrowed my older brother's early 90's manual transmission nissan pathfinder and forgot that thing didn't have hill assist and I almost rolled backward into cars on a steep assed san francisco hill which had a stop sign at the top.
post #62072 of 69064
The worst is the plastic coverings over engine components just to make it harder for the home mechanic to work on his own car. Plus proprietary bolt types that require specialized tools. Fuck off big auto. The hex bolt has been around for a hundred years. Torx is not an improvement.
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To take the cover off of a Hemi you need to remove the oil cap. Makes perfect sense!

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I've gotten so used to the hill assist/hill start assist (where the car automatically holds when stopping on an incline and letting go of the break). Its super duper convenient with a manual transmission.
this on the other hand is a good feature. also, rev matching on manuals when you downshift, although this is really only useful on the track. still, i'm a shitty heel-and-toe-er
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The worst is the plastic coverings over engine components just to make it harder for the home mechanic to work on his own car. Plus proprietary bolt types that require specialized tools. Fuck off big auto. The hex bolt has been around for a hundred years. Torx is not an improvement.
i replaced a taillight on the Porsche today. i had to take the entire liner off the trunk wall, remove a rubber plug and expose bolts that end up having a proprietary head ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

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In my college years I spent a summer working on a crab processing ship in the Bering Sea. After I didn't call for 6 weeks, my mom tracked me down on the ship, by ship to shore radio. It was incredibly embarrassing to be paged to the phone by the captain because my mother was calling.

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The only exposure I have to this is Deadliest Catch, and picturing one of those guys getting a call from mom is giving me a chuckle.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i don't understand my mother's family. They all see each other twice a year, once in the summer and once at Christmas, all this despite living really close to one another. My father wants to move back to LA but mother is resistent since it's so far away from family (ugh, totaly bullshit).

anyways, these twice yearly meetings are all the same. Get together, have a blast, and then as time goes on and one person leaves, take the claws out and bash the shit out of one another in terrible gossip. I don't get it, it's not a sport. These people are at once really great and really terrible.

my wife's family is a total opposite. they're more of an actual family in the traditional sense, functioning and all.

At least your family gets together. On my dad's side everyone hates each other, and they do it in random permutations.

There are four kids in my dad's generation - two male, two female. With the exception of my dad, they've all been in the same part of Georgia their entire lives, and yet they barely spend any time together. My dad moved up about five years ago, and they still never see each other. Hell, my grandmother (their mother) died in '11, and only one of my dad's generation (my uncle) was at the funeral. I was there, but my own fucking dad didn't even show up (he called on the way to tell me he wasn't coming). Oh, and neither of the sisters came because one of them is "disabled" and was relying on the other for transportation at the time. Problem is, the aunt who could drive was arrested at the hospital where my grandmother died, so she was in jail during the funeral. She claimed that my uncle turned her in on some warrants, and they tracked her down. My uncle swears that's not true, and he wound up footing the bill for the whole funeral, since my dad wouldn't come, one aunt was stuck at home, and the other was in the pokey.

Last I checked, those aunts aren't talking. In fact, I'm not sure if anyone is talking to anyone right now. My dad was talking to the "disabled" one. She was even living with him for a bit, but then he had her committed. The other aunt is MIA, maybe on the lam. My uncle and dad might be talking, but I'm not sure since it has been a bit since I confirmed that, and you never know how it could have changed.

All this stupidity is just the tip of the iceberg, too. We're not even scratching the surface of the dark stuff I've only told my wife and one or two closest friends. My generation is trying to reconcile everything so we can pretend to be normal, and they're mostly good people, but it's really hard when your family has been so fucked up for so long.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

For me it's the racket if you don't use your safety belt. I never wear it on the way in to work as I hate to start my day with a wrinkle across my chest.

This. I fucking hate that little alarm. I'M DRIVING ACROSS THE PARKING LOT!!! I'M 35 YEARS OLD!!! I DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD TO BUCKLE UP!!!
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The worst is the plastic coverings over engine components just to make it harder for the home mechanic to work on his own car. Plus proprietary bolt types that require specialized tools. Fuck off big auto. The hex bolt has been around for a hundred years. Torx is not an improvement.

This is also annoying.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

there are two features of the current generation of cars that annoy me. to the point that if i buy a new car, they are deactivated even before i leave the dealer parking lot.

the first one is where the lights stay on after you leave the car and lock it. i hate it because i'm like "so, is this ever going to turn off???" and end up hanging around until the fucking lights turn off

the second is the damn auto engine off function when you stop the car. does anyone have this on? the gas saved is completely not worth the annoyance. plus i'm sure the starter wears out faster. i know that a lot of cars are leased and maybe the first owner will never have to worry about it, but that starter will be toast after a few years

 

Not sure about all cars, but mine has a menu option to set the lights to "off" as soon as the car is turned off, 30 sec delay, or 60 sec delay.

 

Most luxury cars with stop/start have the option to disable it. More plebeian offerings from Chevy and Ford don't allow for it to be turned off. However, the newer start/stop systems use a separate starter and a separate battery (located in the trunk) to minimize load on the ignition system.

post #62077 of 69064
I hate push-to-start buttons.

I'd much rather get the satisfaction of cranking the ignition myself.
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Remember that time you talked about your familial relations and I cared? I don't.
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Well this is the things that are pissing you off thread not the post things Bhowie cares about thread
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I hate push-to-start buttons.

I'd much rather get the satisfaction of cranking the ignition myself.

I don't get satisfaction from it but I'm generally not a fan of advanced tech in cars. It's just one more thing to break and have to pay the dealer $2k for a new computer part. Those kinds of things just generally aren't worth it unless you're a 1%er.

But shit I still drive manual cars and install my own aftermarket stereo systems. When I had a flat tire and busted rim thanks to a terrible pothole a few weeks ago I even changed the tire myself. I know I'm a dying breed.
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I've already said what I have to say about people who aren't man enough to operate a car using their keys will not say any more about it. (Be like "hoo hoo hoo.")
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My mother is nutty as hell and she is overly sensitive. It is her birthday Sunday and I am responsible for sending her a card, which I write something nice in it. The thing is she is very critical of what I write. So, if it doesn't sound heartfelt enough, or sounds as if I wrote it in haste she gives me a guilt trip and goes on about how I don't appreciate her and such. It is really annoying, I think she just has too much time on her hands and wants to manipulate a reaction out of me for attention. To make things worse Mother's Day is around the corner where I have to send out another card with the same bullshit worded differently. So fucking annoying.

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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

We have the same mother.

this explains so much



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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

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At least your family gets together. On my dad's side everyone hates each other, and they do it in random permutations.

There are four kids in my dad's generation - two male, two female. With the exception of my dad, they've all been in the same part of Georgia their entire lives, and yet they barely spend any time together. My dad moved up about five years ago, and they still never see each other. Hell, my grandmother (their mother) died in '11, and only one of my dad's generation (my uncle) was at the funeral. I was there, but my own fucking dad didn't even show up (he called on the way to tell me he wasn't coming). Oh, and neither of the sisters came because one of them is "disabled" and was relying on the other for transportation at the time. Problem is, the aunt who could drive was arrested at the hospital where my grandmother died, so she was in jail during the funeral. She claimed that my uncle turned her in on some warrants, and they tracked her down. My uncle swears that's not true, and he wound up footing the bill for the whole funeral, since my dad wouldn't come, one aunt was stuck at home, and the other was in the pokey.

Last I checked, those aunts aren't talking. In fact, I'm not sure if anyone is talking to anyone right now. My dad was talking to the "disabled" one. She was even living with him for a bit, but then he had her committed. The other aunt is MIA, maybe on the lam. My uncle and dad might be talking, but I'm not sure since it has been a bit since I confirmed that, and you never know how it could have changed.

All this stupidity is just the tip of the iceberg, too. We're not even scratching the surface of the dark stuff I've only told my wife and one or two closest friends. My generation is trying to reconcile everything so we can pretend to be normal, and they're mostly good people, but it's really hard when your family has been so fucked up for so long.
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boy and I thought us azns had family dysfunction perfected! smile.gif

my paternal grandmother died march 24 last year and before that she had a massive stroke for more than a week. everyone of her 3 children and their spouses were crying and there I am thinking what a bunch of fucking hypocrites. she was for several years shuttling between my father's and my uncle's homes and their bipolar sister would regularly visit and be a bitch and they kept arguing about how to take care of her all the time. also, granted that my grandmother was kinda irritating but eventually whoever was taking care of her would end up not getting along with her and it always end up the same- shouts, dramas, calling the sibling to tell him my grandmother needs to move there...

me otoh would regularly visit her with the kids and spend a few minutes with her just to see if she's doing okay. I've always said I would love to bring her in to our house and take care of her (with her nanny of course) but our place then wouldn't be the best place for her to stay in. then again I was glad that whenever we visit she would be happy to see her great grand kids and even for just a moment she'd stop feeling miserable and be irritating and would be smiling.

anyway, i found it so fucking funny that the older generation were crying when she died but they treated her like useless scrap during her final years. oh, did I mention my neurosurgeon sister who was observing her when she visited from the US told me and our mother and my uncle that she seemed to show symptoms of having gone through several mini-strokes. and yet they dismissed it as nothing and refused to bring her to a specialist just to make sure she's fine. (and as I mentioned she never woke up after her last stroke)

AND I HOPE YOU LIKE THE STORY, BHOWIE biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

For me it's the racket if you don't use your safety belt. I never wear it on the way in to work as I hate to start my day with a wrinkle across my chest.

I'm quite hoping that's a joke.
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post


this explains so much
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At least she instilled good taste in music in me...
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Another annoying card thing my mother pulled on me one year. When I moved into a new place my mom bought me this huge pack of blank cards to write something in to send to people for birthday's and whatnot. Well, I used one of them to write her a birthday card and she threw a tantrum that she wasn't important enough to get a "special" card and I viewed her the same as anybody else who was getting those cards. Wtf did she get them for me for? She's the only one who demands a card on her birthday! She's the only one who I ever send cards to! ffffuuuu.gif
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