Most modern car models are equipped with a wide variety of options, and compared to vehicles produced 10-15 years ago, they have more advanced features. It should be noted that some options are installed by the manufacturer in the car as standard features, while car owners are ready to pay for others, trying to equip their vehicle with the most advanced features. However, in some cases, not only the seemingly useful options with which the car is equipped are not used by the car owner, but sometimes they can cause him considerable discomfort when driving and operating the vehicle.
- a ESP not switchable
- 2 Dokatka
- 3 Large rear pillars
- four Regular browsing
- 5 Complicated menu
ESP not switchable
Most cars produced in the 90s of the last century were equipped with a special button that allowed the driver to turn off ABS. This allowed the car owner to have extensive control over their vehicle. However, in recent years, many car manufacturers have begun to gradually abandon this idea and equip vehicles with non-switchable ABS.
Today, approximately the same situation has developed with the ESP system. Indeed, in the domestic market it is already possible to find cars equipped with partially switchable ESP or not switchable at all. It should be noted that the ESP is a system for stabilizing the stability of the exchange rate. It is able to prevent the occurrence of sideways sliding of the car and breakdown during skidding. However, in some cases, this system is more of a nuisance for the driver than a benefit.
For example, when driving on sand, snow or mud, the ESP has a negative impact on the off-road capabilities of the vehicle. Indeed, on sections of road where you have to drive fast at high speed, the ESP can suddenly reduce traction and thus “plant” the vehicle. According to a large number of car owners, it was the activated ESP that became the main reason why the car got stuck in seemingly harmless places while driving on a dirt road.
Also, ESP does more harm than good when the car owner installs special snow chains on the car wheels. In this case, the electronics are not configured to work in such conditions, and they begin to interfere with normal, smooth driving, constantly reducing traction. Also, it is advisable to turn off ESP in cases where an incomplete spare tire is installed on the car, or, as it is also called, a dokatka.
Some manufacturers equip vehicles with a special spare wheel – a dokatka. It should be noted that the dokatka differs from standard full-size wheels in dimensions and size. It’s lighter than standard wheels and takes up a little less space in the trunk. However, it is not suitable for long term use. In addition, when using a dokatka, the driver will have to observe a certain speed limit (no more than 60-80 km / h).
Therefore, on long trips, it is better to take an extra full-size spare wheel with you on the road instead of a stowaway, because it will be difficult to travel a long distance with a stowaway. In addition, due to its inferiority, the dokatka can cause rapid wear of the suspension.
Large rear pillars
Luggage racks are one of the load-bearing elements of a car. They are responsible for the overall rigidity of the vehicle structure. In the event of a side impact or a violent impact towards the boot, the rear uprights, like the body, are deformed and must be replaced.
Today, most modern car models are equipped with brackets, which are not a separate part, but a part of the fully welded side wall of the car. For some motorists, too wide C-pillars cause some discomfort, as they form a small blind spot when viewed in the rearview mirror to assess traffic conditions in the lane.
Many popular car manufacturers offer their customers a standard navigation system that can expand the functionality of the multimedia system installed in the car. However, as practice shows, the vast majority of motorists, even having installed a standard navigation system on a vehicle, practically do not use it. This is due to the fact that it is not able to draw a route taking into account current traffic and, as a rule, only displays mileage.
In addition, regular navigation, to ensure its full functioning, must be constantly updated. At the same time, the cost of such an update can reach about 30,000 rubles. Therefore, most motorists use smartphones to navigate and build a route.
Indeed, unlike conventional navigation systems, they are able to quickly provide comprehensive information on the status of the situation on the road (traffic jams, repairs, etc.). In addition, smartphones used as a navigator that run on the Android operating system have extended functionality compared to conventional navigation systems.
Many issues and problems for car owners are caused by overly complicated menus of ordinary car control systems. Indeed, in order to fully explore the menu of vehicle controls which are equipped with advanced features and additional options, car owners take a lot of time. In addition, an overly complex menu of the control system and the activation of various options complicate the operation of the vehicle and affect the full use of the controls, as well as the instrumentation.