I've driven thousands of cars during the past decade, and many had a pass-through
from the trunk to the backseat through a compartment disguised behind the pull-down
armrest. How many times did I actually make use of this secret passageway? Um ...
One was just the other week in the Acura RLX. I took a quick trip to the
hardware store, basking in the glory of this luxurious sedan's ventilated seats. I
needed a 2-by-4 and didn't even stop to think that it might not fit in the trunk —
well, it didn't. Luckily, my RLX had a pass-through. I opened it up, slid the 2-by-4 in and was on my way.
Carting around a 2-by-4 isn't a usual occurrence; what else is the pass-through
really good for? Does anybody actually use them on a regular basis? I polled some
of my resourceful colleagues, and they've made much better use of this thoughtful
feature than I have. Here a few things they've been put to use for: