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- House and Home
Car as Home
Flat screen-check. Video games-got 'em. Cooler, iPod hookup, internet access, comfy seating-yes. Sounds like the perfect home entertainment center.
If you kept your home entertainment center in the driveway, that is.
The car used to be a quiet sanctuary away from the day's hustle and bustle. It's often the only place we can go to get away from everyone and everything. But carmakers, in a quest to serve today's busy consumer, are offering nearly-literal bells and whistles on new cars. They think consumers expect a certain level of amenity they've grown used to at home and in the office.
We remember when playing slug-bug and singing "99 bottles of beer" was the only source of entertainment on a road trip, and belting out "Benny and the Jets" got us to and from school just fine (sorry, mom.) If you're thinking of buying a new car, how much do these features mean to you? What's the most important thing you're looking for (aside from safety and gas mileage)?
This stuff might be important, because I've literally heard of people who can't live in their homes anymore and have resorted to living in their cars. So maybe that iPod adapter and LCD screen in the back might come in handy.