Yeah, Mini’s website doesn’t advertise that, but I was served an ad for that car on Instagram last night (perfect timing, right?)
I think the Oxford is a weird thing where it’s only available for college kids and first responders or something? I haven’t been able to find the full story on that.
Though not common anymore, back in the mid-’80s “Topazzin’” was known as the practice of driving into oncoming traffic at speeds of up to 34 MPH while laying on the horn and sobbing. In a Ford Topaz (Mercury in US markets). It was illegal, of course, but also deeply embarrassing.
I agree with the sentiment of hate, I just feel like Elon does not really care what most of us think, lol.
Which is dangerous
I’m confused and I know little about how Telsa’s work... or don’t. So when driving down the interstate with traffic at 85 mph, on a 100 degree day, and suddenly a popup thunderstorm just dumps a deluge of water, and people start panic braking, I literally will be blind for several seconds because I hit the wiper stalk… Read more
It’s not just about keeping things where they used to be. Mercedes used to cram everything onto a single stalk. If the wiper controls were physical knobs on the center console, that would have been fine. The driver would have to get used to their new placement, but they would get used to it, and then muscle memory… Read more
Gods, please, automakers. Leave the HVAC controls as physical buttons and knobs!
Touch screens are dumb and dangerous for any functions of a car that are actively controlled while driving. Sure, bury settings in touch menus. But stereo volume, hvac (esp defrost), wipers, cruise, trasmission, blinker, lights, etc all need to be physical buttons that can be manipulated without looking.