Maybe we could have a discussion of our cars' quirks, surprises and mysteries?
Don't get me wrong, I love my new C-Max. Just this week, I persuaded two friends to consider one for themselves (including a dissatisfied Prius driver). But this car does call its own tune. When Ford made it, they broke the mold- and all those other sayings.
My nomination for oddest C-Max feature is the black plastic molding that dangles way down the center of the windshield. For me, it looks like a spatula. It's a mount for the mirror, but why does it extend several inches below that point? That's probably a rain sensor visible through the windshield, but why does it need to be down there?
As a visibilityseeker who never hangs any blingy things from my car's mirror, I found this irritating at first. Soon, I forgot all about it. The forward view from these cars is so big and broad compared to other cars, I can't complain. Maybe there's even a perceptual benefit. Every time my eyes wander over to some roadside attraction, that broad black arrow points me back, "Eyes ahead, buddy!"
Any other guesses about this? Or was it an attempt to half-replicate the classic 1940s split-windshield look?