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Sometimes I wonder.
We have just bought a new car and although a cheap tin can it's got all the bells and whistles of Apollo Space Craft.
The images of the dash dials have more than a dozen each small warning lamps and icons. If one pops up you have to stop and wade through the 312 page handbook.
The 'Touch' screen is 8" and so many of the cars functions you need to wade through several menus to adjust or turn on/off, which for safety requires you to stop and park up just to turn the heating up or down or put the radio on your station.
Luckily the lights and wipers are auto so no need to grab the obvious stalk or switch but the cruise stalk is right next to the indicator stalk my wife keeps energising cruise and swears blind she never touched it.

And thats without the myriad of buttons and controls within the steering wheel.

Progress ....................................... NO.!!!
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What is the car Ray? If you don't mind my asking.

We're probably about to do likewise. I'd wanted a big comfortable car but since it's only ever going to be for running around locally, long journeys will be in the van, we think now maybe one of the new Hybrid Clio's because it has enough all electric range for our running around and between the local towns.
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