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11 Frustrating Things About Driving That No Longer Exist

Change is good. Driving used to be riddled with annoyances that we don’t even think about anymore. These throwbacks were better left in a New Mexico landfill. Go Further with Ford.

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1. Car phones that were really car phones.

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Like, with cords. Twisty ones.

2. Hard-to-crank manual windows.

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An appropriate response to, "Can you roll the window down?" was, "Are you kidding me? I'm EXHAUSTED."

3. Sun visors that wouldn't stay up because of all the CDs on them.

But it was totally worth it to show off how TOTALLY into music you were, bro.
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But it was totally worth it to show off how TOTALLY into music you were, bro.

4. Speaking of which, SCRATCHED CDs.

So many scratched CDs. All of the CDs. Scratched. No longer usable as music-providing devices.
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So many scratched CDs. All of the CDs. Scratched. No longer usable as music-providing devices.

5. Maps.

Maps folded in the glove compartment, maps rolled up in the side-door compartment, maps that you had to pull over to open and examine carefully.
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Maps folded in the glove compartment, maps rolled up in the side-door compartment, maps that you had to pull over to open and examine carefully.

6. The occasional tape.

Admit it: Sometimes you still popped in a single.
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Admit it: Sometimes you still popped in a single.

7. Rewinding tapes with a pencil.

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Which requires you to a) pull over, b) find a pencil somewhere, and c) cry with frustration.

8. Not being able to adjust the volume from the steering wheel.

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It was such a long reeeach.

9. Actually turning your key to lock or unlock the door.

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So... much... work.

10. And having to walk outside to do it... in all seasons.

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11. Finally, having to rely on your own memory to find your car in a crowded parking lot.

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"Someone should invent, like, a thing that makes your car beep to tell you where it is..."

With all the new car tech, you can finally drive with peace of mind.

Let bygones be bygones. Ford is here to Go Further.

Let bygones be bygones. Ford is here to Go Further.