Features you've discovered about your car after a year or more

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When I remote start the Jeep Grand Cherokee, with HVAC on "auto", the HVAC fan is full blast, until you open the door. It then downshifts the air flow to about 25%, until there is enough aux heater or engine heat to trigger a higher fan speed to get to desired temp.
Another one is if you want to make a quick stop, you can leave the car running, have the fob on you, lock the car and unlock as required.
Nice when the car isn't fully warmed up, like stopping at a community mailbox check, bank machine withdrawal, etc.
 

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Ok. I was around in the 80s (and before) and have never heard of that feature, much less encountered it, but then I never made a habit of driving long distances with a turn signal on .
I think the first car I had with that reminder feature was the '89 Olds Cutlass. I don't recall it on the '84 Escort, or the two previous and earlier Fords.
 

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This may sound weird but, I noticed how much of the car and its features that I DID NOT use, need, want nor care about.
Have never used the remote start feature on the Buick. The salesman demonstrated it, but there's some trick to it -- the car stays locked while the engine runs, and then when you get in, you have to push the Start button? Not sure.
 
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