JohnnyG Posted April 20, 2008 Report Share Posted April 20, 2008 I think I named my new car today........"Starship Enterprise". I know, stupid, but MAN this is a car! Heading down the highway getting 26.5 average MPG at 920 miles on the clock, I think it will end up a solid 28 mpg when it finally gets broken in a little more. All this is strictly highway reset, but at 72 MPH! Incredible! Tried out the OnStar turn by turn directions yesterday. Went to Salt Fork State Park, a place I've never visited. It took a little while to explain to the operator exactly where I wanted to go, but she caught on quickly, and spoke english! It was like talking to my car, I swear! Then I ran into a little trouble....I tried to turn on the radio, and it wouldn't work. I'm like DUH. what did I do! In the end I think I failed to disconnect from Onstar. Technical support kinda sucked, and wanted to bother me for WAY too long. I just hung up, hit the phone button to hang up and we were back to normal. They STILL don't make this stuff for OLD GUYS! After I was back on track, the thing was amazing! The voice would come on periodically and tell you that a turn or Y was coming up. Then much to my surprise, a little picture of the intersection would show up on the RADIO DISPLAY, complete with distance to turn underneath! I was very surprised, and pleased. The miles counted down in tenths, much like any other Nav sytem would. Who needs a $3000.00 NAV syatem when this is available as standard equipment? So I'm runnin' down the road at 72 mph, and it starts to rain.....the rainsense wipers kick on, the stereo kicks up a little, the headlights come on, and I haven't done a thing! NICE. I take the extra time to adjust the steering wheel, and the lumbar support, turn the seat coolers on, and get a little massage from the seats. Yep, It's the Starship Enterprise in the flesh! OH, and the car sent me it's first e-mail the other day. It says it's OK, but my right front tire has 1 lb. of air more than the rest, I fixed that the next day. Never underestimate the amount of a persons greed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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