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Old 09-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #232
HillbillyInBC
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Originally Posted by scottjl View Post
not really a tip or trick, but i love the pull-down handles in the hatchback. so damn convenient!
They're really well-designed too. I've seen plenty of these over the years in various rental cars, and most are designed for some species with which I am unfamiliar. The typical sequence goes something like:

1) Grab the handle and pull down.
2) Stop before closing because your wrist is fully hinged and about to break and/or the lower edge of the hatch is pressed uncomfortably against your forearm.
3) Grab some part of the filthy outer surface of the hatch and finish the operation, thereby defeating the purpose of the handle.
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