Don't get me wrong, I think the retractable door handles has a certain "cool" factor, but it is still not as easy or fast as opening the doors with traditional door handles. It seems we have to depress the door handles and wait for the handles to slide out before we can pull it open. I know the handles are supposed to slide out automatically if we approach the car with the key, but for those instances when you want to open the doors without the key, it adds an extra step to what was previously a simple procedure.
If your life will be impacted by waiting 10 seconds for the handles to slide out on the rare occasion that you're not holding the fob then you have much bigger problems than the door handles on your car. On my Corvette the doors automatically locked when you walked away w/ the fob so you always had to have the fob to open the door. I have a set of hooks by the garage door, grab the fob on your way out and the handle will slide out as you approach. Also, IIRC if you hit the unlock button on the fob the handles will slide out so if you have a group going to get in you could double-tap the unlock button and all the handles will slide out, everyone jumps in, and off you go.
Sure, you can complain about the potential for them to break but this hang-up about the "delay" is bordering on ridiculous. I think as long as they are reliable I think it's a cool idea. But I'm a nerd and I'm perfectly fine w/ having overly complicated solutions to problems.
PS: My guess is the waiting is making everyone crabby so they're looking for things to grouse about. My feeling is that once deliveries start in earnest people's attitudes will improve.
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