It’s no secret that cars have evolved more in the past 15 years than they had in the previous 30. More efficient gas engines, hybrid and electric powertrains, and of course, a new wave of technology have made cars faster, safer, and easier to drive than ever before. Gone are the days when a full sunroof, cruise control, and a CD player graced the top of the options list. Cars are getting more advanced, smarter, and more connected with each passing year, and by and large, this is a great thing.
But the rollout of new technology always means hiccups, and in terms of convenience, new cars have plenty of them. Automakers are stuffing cars to the gills with safety, technology, or performance packages, and while there’s a lot to love, there are also plenty that we can’t stand.
We know it may sound counterintuitive, but when shopping for your next car, it might benefit you to know which new features are the most obnoxious, and see if you can get a car without them. While the more the merrier is conventional wisdom when it comes to options in your new car, we think you’ll be happier without these 10.