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What (silly) feature do you use all the time?

In my 2007 Outback, I use the E/T clock on the dash all the time, such a simple silly feature, but it's up on the dash all the time.
In my wife's 2011 Outback, the dash light dimmer. We have the 2.5i Limited with Nav and the nav screen is way too bright at night. So I have to dim the screen when traveling at night. My 3 year old will complain when we drive at night and I don't dim the nav screen.


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The A/B trip odometers - both of them. The "A" one always logs miles since the last fillup; "B" is employed whenever I need to log miles from point x - be it for navigation, expense log when I'm reimbursed for mileage, or whatever. It's great to have two of them.
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I use the trip meter to remind me to change the oil etc.
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The A/B trip odometers - both of them. The "A" one always logs miles since the last fillup; "B" is employed whenever I need to log miles from point x - be it for navigation, expense log when I'm reimbursed for mileage, or whatever. It's great to have two of them.
Exactly. A for fuel use, B for trip logging. I'll reset B after each service (why not?), but it usually gets used for something else before service is due again.

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I bought my outback used and it came with optional "puddle lights". I would have never paid extra for them not knowing how nice they are. For those that don't know, they are small lights under the car so you can see the ground (or puddles) next to the doors. One of the best options ever!
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Trip A is distance since last Oil change. B is distance since last refueling. The Seat heaters (which I've never had on any of my cars before this one) awesome when it's cold and relaxing for the lower back when it is tight. I will use the heaters even when it is warm outside for my back.


My favorite feature is the hidden compartments under the cargo mat. Perfectly sized to carry a spare quart of Oil and a few tools. Also, found out it is exactly capacious enough for a bottle of booze, which is very handy for a long trip to the in-law's land.

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Once you use any feature regularly, and like it, it by definition doesn't qualify as "silly." :-)
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Trip A is distance since last Oil change. B is distance since last refueling. The Seat heaters (which I've never had on any of my cars before this one) awesome when it's cold and relaxing for the lower back when it is tight. I will use the heaters even when it is warm outside for my back.


My favorite feature is the hidden compartments under the cargo mat. Perfectly sized to carry a spare quart of Oil and a few tools. Also, found out it is exactly capacious enough for a bottle of booze, which is very handy for a long trip to the in-law's land.


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