The Hidden Features You Didn’t Know Your Car Had

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By Carlton Boyce in SAGA Magazine.

 

Some of these secrets are purely practical, whilst others are just put there to bring a smile to your face. Here are some of Carlton’s favourites…

While it is true that the car industry is ruled now by accountants rather than engineers, the guys and gals with the slide rules in their pockets sometimes still manage to get one over the bean counters.

And while some of the results are purely practical, others are just put there to bring a smile to your face. Here are some of my favourites.

The Germanic sense of humour

The VW Golf’s ‘golf ball’ gearknob topped a poll of 2,000 UK drivers by CitNOW as the nation’s favourite hidden car features. Put there as a nod to the car’s name, it’s been a staple on the Golf range for decades now, proving that the company’s engineers have a decent, if predictable, sense of humour.

 

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