Anyone else do this "move" when closing their windows?

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  1. HDuncan

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    I noticed that my impatience has shaped a strange behavior upon closing the windows. I use my ring finger to start the one-touch driver close, and then I employ what I now refer to as the "Eagle Claw" maneuver, to roll up the other 3 windows simultaneously.

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    Fascinating...
     
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    not being in cali, my windows are rarely open at the same time. plus, the rears cause an awful racket.
     
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    3rd gen has auto-up on all of 'em.
     
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    Most......intriguing. That finger combination is reminiscent of the infamous "Vulcan neck pinch" :).

    Which, incidentally, raises the question; if Vulcans secretly paid a visit to Earth between 2004 and 2009, I'm curious as to what they would have thought of the Prius 2nd Gen.
    I can see the raised Vulcan eyebrow on each of them calmy, unemotionally perusing one of the top of the range versions.

    Their verdict?

    "Most.......logical".

    :ROFLMAO:
     
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    My guess is that the very design and layout of the buttons are to encourage this very "move".

    I often check to make sure all my windows are rolled completely up before leaving the vehicle using a similar double row two fingered approach.

    I'd show you....but I'm waiting for the patent to clear.
     
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    who opens all their windows anyways????
     
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    Actually, I do that every afternoon of my commute home, for the first 0.5 miles. It's getting hot in the afternoons (20c today), so I do that to expel toasty air from the cabin before initialising life support.....er.....climate control protocols.... ;)


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    I usually do the driver's then the two rear windows, and then the front passenger the last. On the Gen 3, it helps that all windows have a one-touch feature (up and down). Then it comes down to a game of timing them :p. The rear windows are variable speed; they slow down just before they close.
     
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    this thread wouldn't exist if we all had manual roll up windows.
     
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    Now that you've mentioned it, I've noticed I do exactly the same thing without even consciously realising!
     
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    Got to hate that reverb! I don't like it either.
     
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    I wonder what causes this? I get it too
     
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    When you have such an awesome AC/Heater system to use...all of my previous vehicles had AC issues - ALL OF THEM. So I now appreciate the finer things...like my cooling system...
     
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    Are you talking about that bassy flapping/beating sound that feels like it's ripping your ear drums out? I just crack the front window a little and it goes away. Some kind of vibratory resonant vacuum that is created by the aerodynamics of the car... It reminds me of the "beating" that occurs when tuning a bass guitar as the two frequencies cycle in and out of sync.
     
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    Yes that's the sound. I normally roll down the back passenger window for my dog, but that reverb sound is really annoying
     
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    Yeah its terrible. I get the same thing when I have the windows down for my blue nose. I can't help but feel like it's also robbing me of MPG... cracking one of the front windows seems to "tune" the aerodynamics of the car and kills it.
     
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    I avoid it at all costs. The reverb is painful for my ears, and often, the wind annoys me. Having a sun/moon roof eliminates this issue, provided it is open with one of the 4 main windows open. However, my Prius isn't cut with that lovely feature...
     
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