Should automakers make cigarette lighter / ashtray an option?
with less people smoking I rather have more cup holders
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
No, cigarette lighters should not be an option. You can have 12v barrel connectors, though
- EdnaLv 72 months ago
There's no "should" about it - they already do; and have for several years. A cigarette lighter and ashtrays "package" is already an option that you can have installed in a new car when you purchase it.
If you want to purchase a new car with the cigarette "package" in it, but the dealership doesn't have a car on his lot with one that was installed at the factory, he'll call around to other new car dealerships and FIND you a new car that does.
- The DutchmanLv 42 months ago
No. All cars should have them. It isn't Detroit's (or Tokyo's) call to decide if we should smoke or not.
I don't smoke nor allow it in my cages, But, I still use the CLsocket to plug in chargers, etc; the ash tray for coins, fuses,. etc.
- 2 months ago
No they should be standard, and it's not a cigarette lighter it's a cigar lighter. Learn your history. And what modern car are you talking about that actually has an ashtray in it? They stopped putting them in like 20 years ago.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
You can buy a cigarette lighter for the 12V outlet if you like and buy an ashtray to fit in the cupholder or you can do the prudent thing and just quit smoking. I worked up an estimate in another question and came to the conclusion that I spent over $53K on cigarettes over the 30 year period I smoked a pack and a-half.
- FLv 62 months ago
Well the lighter socket was always a 12v outlet anyway and people want those. Ash trays have disappeared but always after the extra buck, “smokers package” is now an option for many manufacturers . Basically £50 for an removable ashtray you place in a cup holder.
You can get something very similar in the pound shop !
- Jay PLv 72 months ago
Lighters are now more often used as power ports.
Many automakers also have removable ashtrays that fit into cup holders rather than designing a permanent ashtray as part of the dash or centre console. Those have been an option on some cars for a while.
- Anonymous2 months ago
You can't turn the ashtray into a cup holder. And the cost of the lighter is immaterial. And needed for chargers & such. Bad idea. Mine holds change & gift cards.
- ErikLv 72 months ago
Almost no one uses cigarette lighters for their intended purpose these days. It's always to plug something in. And I put cash in the ashtray. I call it the "cashtray", get it?
- USAFisnumber1Lv 72 months ago
It is an option on a lot of new cars. However most people who do not smoke use the lighter socket as a power socket for radar detectors, etc.