I drove over 50 cars, trucks, and SUVs in 2019. Here are the features I didn't like.
- I test drive dozens of vehicles every year and review them.
- This means that I see just about everything the market has to offer.
- Most vehicles are quite good. But there are always some features I find annoying.
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Over the course of a year, I test drive a car each week, and usually a few more here and there.Consequently, I get to see everything the vehicle market has to offer, from mass-market sedans and pickup trucks to electric cars to supercars.Advertisement
By and large, I'm pleased by the quality and choice that's on offer.
But I still amass a list of complaints along the way. Here they are:
The supercharger hump on the Chevy Corvette ZR1. The ZR1 is magnificent, but the 755-horsepower motor is so amped up with a hood-busting supercharger that it's actually hard to see the road. Oh well, what are you gonna do?
The ride quality on the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. This is a race-track car. On public roads, it's very uncomfortable.Advertisement
The interior of the Chevy Silverado. The new Silverado was redesigned for 2019, but the interior wasn't significantly upgraded.
The prop rod on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It didn't work.Advertisement
Almost everything about the Fiat 500X. It's the worst vehicle I've driven in my career at Business Insider.
The backup and auto-parking system on the BMX X7. They sort of work, but they're rather harrowing.Advertisement
The engine and transmission on the Toyota RAV4. For a crossover as popular as this, the crude throttle response and bumpy shifting was unacceptable.
The rear wing on the Honda Civic Type R. I know, I know. It's THAT kind of car. But I still don't have to like it.Advertisement
As long as we're on Civic, I also dislike the tail lamp design. They look like a pair of crab craws!
Navigate on Autopilot in the Tesla Model 3. Rather than enhance the driving experience, I felt that it forced me to pay even more attention to Autopilot than I usually do.Advertisement
The front end of the Bentley Bentayga. It's the front of a Bentley stuck onto the body of an Audi.
The joystick shifter on the BMW Z4. I hate joystick shifters, and the Bimmer has one of the worst.Advertisement
The joystick shifter on the Cadillac XT4. Cadillac's is also annoying.
The trackpad infotainment interface in the Lexus UX hybrid SUV. Lexus has the least user-friendly system of any major auto brand.Advertisement
The interior of the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. It screams practical plastic.
The dual infotainment screens of the Acura TLX A-Spex PMC. I used to like this feature, but I now think it's redundant.Advertisement
The infotainment system in the Jaguar XE P300 and ...
... The climate controls in the Jaguar XE P300. Jaguar Land Rover still haven't gotten its game together on this front.Advertisement
The infotainment system AND climate controls in the Range Rover Sport hybrid. Jaguar's corporate stablemate has the same problem.
The anima controller in the Lamborghini Urus. Yes, it's cool, but I'd rather have it on the steering wheel.Advertisement
The rear end of the Toyota Supra. The rebooted Supra is great, but its, um, boot isn't.
The headlights on the Porsche Cayenne. They work on the 911, but they never have here.Advertisement
The business proposition of the VW Arteon. It's a nice sedan for a market that doesn't want sedans.
The price of the Chevy Blazer. At $48,000, I thought my test vehicle was tad rich.Advertisement
The dated vibe of the Nissan GT-R. The 1990s called and they want their instrument cluster back.
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