Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 11 days ago 35
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This Storage Compartment From An Old Civic Has A Nifty Little Feature

It turns out the seventh-generation Civic's front storage compartment has a little counterweight to stop it opening when it shouldn't

Remind me later

Sometimes, the most interesting parts of a car lie far under the surface, unlikely to ever be uncovered. Little over-engineered details and well-thought solutions to problems you didn’t realise existed. Things like the counterweight on this seventh-generation Civic’s storage compartment.

As detailed by YouTuber Jared’s Garage, once the counter rocks back, it prevents the spring-loaded door opening. Presumably this is so whatever is inside the compartment doesn’t pop the lid open when you’re going up a steep hill, or accelerating hard.

Simple but clever, no?