ONE MORE THING
Jerry Garrett at the New York Times has a heart-felt piece titled "Five things I hate about new cars", and it's worth a quick read. I found myself in vehement agreement on his fifth item in particular:
That one is such a brilliant suggestion, it may be even worth it to see if it could be patented. And it's one that can be implemented by owners of existing cars. Just get one of those adhesive signature markers and tape it somewhere unobtrusive on the dash, pointing to the the side the gas tank door is located.
I'm sure most of us could add one or more items to Jerry's list. The one I'd lob in to beg all auto makers to
curb their lawyers from implementing those endlessly annoying legal disclaimer splash screens on the navigation screens.
Most cars are set up so one has to hit an "I accept" or "I agree" button on a screen or two of legalese EVERY TIME one starts the car.
Just make me sign a document acknowledging the legalese when I buy the car, and/or hire other smart lawyers to provide the auto companies the liability protection they obviously crave.
But stop taking away a few seconds of my life every time I start my car.
Feel free to adds other issues you feel particularly strong about.