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What is the least used item on your MB?

For me that would be the heater; but, that is not fair as I live in Bangkok where it hardly ever gets below 80F (25C). Also the filament part of the lighter because I don't smoke.

I guess mine would be the cup holders as I never drink in the car...unless you count them when being used for another purpose: e.g., holding toll road change.

And no fair counting the emergency equipment (like the fire extinguisher or the spare tire).

The thing that I almost never use are the headlamp washers.

Next would be the Manual transmission mode.

But, would I give them up? No.

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Antenna. I think I've listened to the radio twice in the years I've owned this car. Both times for traffic.

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Same here, cigarette lighter and antenna.
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Antenna. I think I've listened to the radio twice in the years I've owned this car. Both times for traffic.
In my State-side car I have Sirius Radio....so I use that a lot.

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the little sun visor above the mirror.
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the little sun visor above the mirror.
Yes, I have never used it for its intended purpose. But I have used it to store a road map.

Which leads me to another question: when have you used something in your MB for something other than its intended purpose (e.g., ash tray for coins)?

Of course everyone uses the cigar lighter socket to power all sorts of things: from electric fondue pots to personal vibrators).

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First aid kit, because it's the original and was expired decades ago

I use the ashtray to store emergency money ($5/10/20 bills). I rarely flash my headlights, except when needed or passing others. Hazard switch isn't used as much either.

Clock is in line with the first aid kit, it's not working

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" I rarely flash my headlights, except when needed or passing others. Hazard switch isn't used as much either."


Your flash headlights message reads differently in different countries. Here in Bangkok it reads "I am coming through". In the UK it is more polite "after you".

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The automatic "rear headrest down thingy", I don't even know what it's called, and the rear automatic sun shade. The only time I use that is to signal to huge pickup trucks behind me that their obnoxious headlights are grating on my nerves but it also diffuses their lights.

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Cigarette lighter, first aid kit, and the glove compartment "tray" that has 2 depressions for drink cups.

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