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What's The Most Unintuitive Car Feature Ever Produced?

Cars should be straightforward and easy to understand, so you don't have to figure out complex tasks at 80 miles an hour. They're not always so simple.

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While it's nothing involving high speed, the manual trunk mechanism on the Chinese/Israeli Qoros is just about as obtuse as we can imagine. The latch is inside the right rear wheel well. How that was thought up is beyond me.

What's the most counter-intuitive design you've ever come across in a car?

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victorioussecret
Victorious Secret

Barely anyone gets this right.

It has to be slap back for a gear up and slap forward for a gear down. Not this way. This way is counter-intuitive and has gotten me into some embarrassing situations. Which is great since my revs shoot back up to 6500 but I suspect other people get annoyed.