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Is Buying A Car With All Of The Latest Technology Worth It?

Here are some features you should probably pass on.

Modern cars are packed with all of the latest technology, but it comes at a price. Getting options like automatic parking, navigation and more are expensive and can drive a vehicle’s price through the roof. So is getting a vehicle with all of the latest gizmos actually worth the tremendous cost? According to the JD Power 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience Report, approximately 20-percent of new car owners have never used 16 of the 33 on-board gadgets.

According to the report, the five features that owners rarely use in a vehicle are in-vehicle concierge (43-percent), mobile routers (38-percent), automatic parking systems (35-percent), head-up display (33-percent) and built-in apps (32-percent). To be fair, there may be a simple reason for why drivers rarely use these features: it’s because they’re not very good. Other reasons for not using them include short commutes, rushed driving and more simply forgetfulness. So the next time you buy a car, save some money and skip all of the fancy technology features. At least until they get better.

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