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Top Five Car Annoyances

Updated on December 15, 2012

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Seems like everyone has a car there are so many different types on the roads and traffic is constantly at a standstill especially in major cities.  As far as cars go I really don’t have a problem with cars personally mostly my problems are with the owners of the cars from bad driving to bad decision making there is a wide variety of annoyances that I have with car owners.  Here are my top ten pet peeves that does not include driving mistakes (because I could go on and on about people’s driving skills or lack there of).

  1. LUXURY CARS – Now I do not have a problem with luxury cars personally.  There are some really nice vehicles out there, I just choose to drive vehicles that are affordable; its personal choice of course.  However what bothers me to no end are luxury cars in front of run down homes or apartments.  This just sends a strange message of I take better care of my car then where I live.  This is a concept that I have never understood.
  2. MULTIPLE CARS - Having more than one car can be a luxury especially if you have a family.  However what is completely annoying are the three or ten cars parked in front of a house (or on the front yard, in the back yard and on the side of the house). The problem is that maybe only one of the cars actually runs while the others have missing parts or are rusted, and of course the hood is constantly up like its being worked on.  Nothing better than a car graveyard to improve the quality of the neighborhood.
  3. HUGE TIRES – I find the vehicles with the huge tires, tires so big that the driver could actually hurt themselves jumping down, completely annoying.  I am a short girl so I have to jump down from my vehicle but it’s a short drop.  If you need more than 3 rungs to get up into your vehicle and it’s not an RV or a bus of some type then there is definitely a problem.  You know what they say about guys who drive trucks with big wheels.  
  4. SHINY RIMS – Now I like a nice looking car something that is well maintained however being a parent this is not always top priority or easy to do.  I do my best to keep my car clean on the inside and out (I am sure there are a few goldfish or cheerios floating around in the back seat somewhere).  I am not a shiny rim girl but I do take notice of cars with rims.  Lately I have been noticing vehicles with only one or two new rims.  This makes no sense to me at all.  Why not wait until you have all four rims then put them on your car?  Putting them on one at a time just looks completely wrong.
  5. BOOMIN’ SYSTEMS – Now I love music just as much as the next person and having a good sound system in your car is great.  I wouldn’t say it’s the most important thing in the world but it can make life nicer.  What I cannot understand are the cars with the systems that cost ten times the amount of the car itself.  The situation that really blew my mind was the 1980 Pacer I saw that had a top of the line system put in it.  I was not sure how the car held together with the bass boomin, but somehow it did.

Cars are a luxury and I completely understand that owners want to make the most of what they have.  But when you are spending more time and money on your car then is necessary or then makes sense you have to step back and wonder.  Do I really need a luxury car when my house is run down? Do I really need another broke down car in my front yard? Do I really need a ladder to climb in and out of my car? Should I really have rims on my car if I can only afford one or two of them?  Do I really need a system in my car that costs more than the car is worth?  The answer to each and every one of these questions is no because there is not a need for any of these things.  



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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Jim - I have not seen that yet but now that you have brought it to my attention I am sure I will really soon.

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Great list and yes these are annoying. I have also seen a few Hondas and trucks that actually use really small tires to go along with a super bright paint job. Apparently this was trend somewhere a few years back. I saw a truck once that looked ridiculous with its small tires. So it can be bad the other way too.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Princessa - I can only imagine trying to climb into a car with huge tires being preggers. I am short too that must have been a journey to say the least.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      Luxury cars (Ferrari type) are a horror to get in and out when wearing a short dress and high heels, in my opinion, not worth the effort!

      Vehices with huge tyres are just as bad -at least for short girls like me- I remember trying to climb up to my uncle's car in NY, it was so huge and I was so hugely pregnant at the time that I just could not manage to get in or out without help!