11 features you no longer see in cars

Mental Floss:

If you fondly remember being surrounded by two or three tons of solid Detroit steel with a whip antenna on the front from which you could tie a raccoon tail or adorn with an orange Union 76 ball, and enough leg room that you didn’t suffer from phlebitis on long road trips, then you might also miss a few of these.

I’m not old enough to remember tail fins or suicide doors but I certainly remember vent windows and the floor mounted dimmer switch!



  • Terry Maraccini

    I remember all of them, and owned a few that had most of them

  • franksspam

    I loved the floor mounted dimmer switch!

  • franksspam

    And my Jeep Wrangler still has control knobs (awesome) and a full size spare :-)

  • Moeskido

    There are some user interfaces that have not improved with time.