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#30753 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [dieselone]
Jan 16, 2013 (9:33 am)
You need to roll up and down your own windows, like I do in my Cobalt.
#30754 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [uplanderguy]
Jan 16, 2013 (9:41 am)
Lol. Yeah, my daughters have only seen crank windows are a few times and they had to ask what the crank was for.
Are crank window available in a cruse?
#30755 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [dieselone]
Jan 16, 2013 (9:57 am)
I don't think they are available in even the cheapest Cruze, although I'm not sure.
My daughter (high school sophomore) had a friend who climbed in the back seat last summer and said, "Cool! Crank windows!".
I remember when power windows in anything but a Lincoln or Caddy was like, "la dee freakin' da!".
#30756 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [uplanderguy]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:02 am)
Me too. My grandpa had power windows in a late 60's or early 70's Bonneville coupe he had, but I don't really remember it. His next car with power window was in his 87 caprice. The first car my dad had with power windows was a 92 crown Vic.
#30757 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [dieselone]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:45 am)
My Dad was a guy who'd say, "Ahh, just something else to break" so he'd never have power windows. He didn't have an automatic transmission until August 1974, and never had A/C until December 1983!
I think I've become my Dad...sort of!
#30758 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [uplanderguy]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:58 am)
Yes, power windows seem expensive to maintain and repair, and really don't add much function. I'd take the discount if offered for crank windows; unfortunately, most cars today don't offer that.
As to extended warranties, if I felt I was buying something that would need the use of an extended warranty, I'd probably buy something else.
#30759 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [uplanderguy]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:02 am)
My Dad was a guy who'd say, "Ahh, just something else to break" so he'd never have power windows.
My Granddad was the same way, although the last two vehicles they bought, an '85 LeSabre and '85 Silverado, both had power windows. The LeSabre never had a failure in the 18 years and 157,000 miles we had it.
However, I do remember the Silverado's driver door motor failed back around 1991, when I was in college. It failed again...I forget when, exactly, but I finally broke down and had it repaired in late 2008. I think I put it off for about a year, maybe a bit longer. And, in late 2011, it failed again. However, this time, the motor still runs, but something came loose. Dunno if I'm going to bother getting it fixed, because it gets driven so rarely these days.
My other grandparents, on my Dad's side of the family, first got power windows in 1985 as well, on their LTD. Their '89 and '94 Tauruses also had power. Never any failures, but they also never really kept their cars for very long.
My first power window car was a 1969 Bonneville 4-door hardtop I bought from my cousin for $400 in 1992. Its windows all worked, although the car itself usually didn't.
I used to not care so much about power windows versus crank, but now I've gotten so spoiled by them, I've thought about seeing how much it would cost to get my '67 Catalina convertible retrofitted with them. It might not be *that* bad, as I'm sure they put the window switches right where the crank handle would normally be.
#30760 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [andre1969]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:06 am)
Thinking back about power windows - T-Bird had them of course, Tempo actually had them, Blazer had them, Taurus had them, Horizon didn't - and strangely enough, Ciera didn't - and it was otherwise well equipped (plush interior, wire wheel covers, etc).
Power windows weren't even possible on a non-grosser MB until around 1970, I think.
#30761 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [uplanderguy]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:15 am)
Seems like my Dad. He didn't have a car with power windows or an AM/FM radio until he bought his new Ford Thunderbird in 1981.
#30762 of 32000 Re: Weird (to me) Honda radio ad [dieselone]
Jan 16, 2013 (12:16 pm)
No crank windows.
No Cruise Control available on the Snuze at any pricepoint. Dealer will install if aftermarket if you want it...