The technology inside our cars is always advancing, to the point where the latest car features in the 1990s are mostly obsolete. In fact, we reckon these are the car features only ’90s kids will remember.
Unless you really loved the radio in the ’80s or ’90s, there’s a good chance you loaded up your glovebox with cassettes. Now, we create driving playlists using streaming services, but back in the 1990s, people couldn’t live without their cassettes. Road trips were remembered by the cassettes you listened to, especially as you ended up listening to them over and over again.
Broken Or No AC
Air conditioning basically comes as standard in cars these days, but during the 1990s it was a real novelty. Even if you owned a car that had AC, there was no guarantee it would work. Instead of nice chilled atmospheres, many of us spent our time in our cars feeling hot and bothered any time the summer rolled around.
Electric windows were the exception in the decade, most people had to roll their windows up and own manually. Cranking those winders wasn’t exactly hard work, but pressing a button in modern cars is so much easier.
Steering Wheel Locks
Steering wheel locks were everywhere during the ’90s. These theft-preventing devices slipped inside the steering wheel to stop any would-be thief from driving away with your boxy ’90s car.
Lighters And Ashtrays
Before we all truly understood the dangers of smoking, many people used to do it in their cars. That meant our vehicles had to come equipped with lighters and ashtrays, although we no longer see them in modern cars. Instead the lighter is replaced by a battery slot, and the ashtray is just another storage compartment.
Times have certainly changed since the ’90s, and it’s fair to say our cars are now way better than they ever were during this iconic decade.