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10-01-2010, 07:45 AM

2011 Mini Cooper Convertible – Openometer
Mini Cooper Convertible owners apparently need an added incentive to drop their tops. How else can we explain the “Openometer,” a tiny gauge mounted on the dashboard that records in minutes and hours precisely how long the fabric top has been kept down.

2011 BMW 750i – The “Gentleman Function”
The award for the most regal sounding— and totally bewildering—feature name goes to the BMW 7 series and the “Gentleman Function.” Located deep within the vehicle features of this refined Germany luxury sedan, the actual function of this device is less grandiose than its lofty title. Basically, it’s a clever way for the driver to make more room for rear passengers.

2011 Fiat 500 – Perfume dispenser
We tried to limit our selection of wacky features to vehicles sold in North America. But with U.S. sales likely to begin within the next few months, we couldn’t resist offering a sneak preview of the charming (and sweet-smelling) Fiat 500 city car. As an accessory, Fiat offers buyers of the 500 a built-in perfume diffuser for this retro-styled little hatchback.

What do you guys think?? Worth the extra bucks?

10-01-2010, 10:46 AM
Those are hilarious. I can think of a few.

Volvo's headlight washers

Rinspeed's submarine feature

The WaterCar

That's all I got for real ones off the top of my head, so I'll just post a couple classic Xzibit Yo Dawgs...



10-01-2010, 11:55 AM
I hate perfume so no way would I buy a car that would squirt me with it. Now if it's like those febreeze room fresheners that squirt into the air at certain set intervals, I can see the draw for it. But the car shouldn't need to have that. If your car stinks, clean it out. :blink: What if it gets into your eyes when you're driving? Or if you have a child in the car and it gets in the kid's eyes or the dog's? :laugh: