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How do you feel when you see VW rims on Skoda?  

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One undesirable thing that many of us car owners hate is the slamming of our car doors. Sometimes, they are slammed so hard that we could almost hear the car cry. This could make people go nuts and at times we just have to tell everyone in the car to gently close the door.



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Just to add, soft close doors or power-assisted closing doors were standard equipment on the Mercedes S Class W140 as early as 1990, a good 12 years before the E65/66 7 series had it.

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