Whoa there, fu­ture boy


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I’ve just spent a week in au­to­mo­tive time travel. My car is a 1996 Volvo 850 es­tate. Last week I bor­rowed a 2017 Audi A6 Avant. Good lord, es­tate car world has

changed in 21 years. Mainly for the bet­ter.

I have two ques­tions, though. Who the hell in­vented the starter but­ton and why? Now you can ac­tu­ally lose the car key while driv­ing the car. Bonkers. And the sat-nav. In the Volvo, I just press Google Maps on my phone and shout ‘nav­i­gate home’. In the Audi, I had to pass a Mensa test to en­ter an ad­dress and the maps were from a ZX Spec­trum (that’s an old com­puter for those of you younger than my Volvo).

So would I swap? Of course I would. In an in­stant. Just give me the key… oh no it hasn’t got one. Nat Low

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