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    For anyone with the smart tailgate option: Do you find it's more trouble than it's worth?

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    I've used this setting for the 8 months I've had the car, but I'm starting to find it more and more frustrating and thinking of turning it off. Whether it's cleaning the car, shoveling snow behind it, or simply starting a conversation with someone, you just can't stay behind the car with the keys in your pocket. And then it's easy to forget the keys when you put them in the car or somewhere else when you're cleaning or shoveling. I like this setting for when I carry bags to the car, but I think the cons outweigh the pros here. Does anyone else feel this way and wish it was triggered with a foot sensor instead?

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    The Stinger is the first car I've own with a powered tailgate and I thoroughly enjoy it. It would be difficult for me to switch back
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    Yeah I love that it's powered, but I'm talking about the setting to have it automatically open after a few seconds of standing behind it. I find you often have to be conscious about it or it's going to open when you don't want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SqueaksMcGee View Post
    Yeah I love that it's powered, but I'm talking about the setting to have it automatically open after a few seconds of standing behind it. I find you often have to be conscious about it or it's going to open when you don't want it to.
    Yeah I knew what you meant. For me the trade off is worth having the powered tailgate.
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    I prefer it the way Kia has it, I've never had good luck with those foot sensor release features. Either I stand too far back or get too close and burn my legs on the exhaust tips lol.

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    I think it works well. I agree that the foot swipe option can be hit or miss.

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    This is just my opinion, but car builders today are making consumers lazy. I don't see anything wrong with opening your hatch manually or closing it. How about lane assist, people don't even have to concentrate on staying in their lane anymore because the car does it for they. Remember driving and operating your car is suppose to be an experience for you not the car. All that extra tech in the car is more money you have to shell out when it goes wrong. Remember this is just my opinion so if I offended anybody, I apologize.
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