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2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    I'm adding my 10 cents worth to the talk about cars needing a Genius to explain how the electronics work. This is not a judgement on any brand--I know my Chevy MyLink has manual controls as well as touch screen controls for most items to suit most users who prefer one over the other. Also voice control is available. But when I tried voice, my voice didn't work very well. Wasn't worth the trouble to change the HVAC or radio station/band vs turning a dial on the stack.

    I caught the comparison of BMW's Genius Bar and Apple's Geniuses. Apple was successful with the Macintosh because the operation of most controls for the computer and programs was logical enough to understand WITHOUT needing to use a manual to figure it out vs the other computer OS of the time. Shouldn't cars work the same way? If operating the HVAC and audio systems is so tedious that manuals or trainers are needed, I offer that maybe better design is needed.
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Oh, please share @breld. :)
    Oh, I think I may have shared this before...
    This would make a great insurance company commercial.

  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Today in the Burgh it was mostly sunny but the temp was only in the mid 60's with low humidity so I jumped on the chance to do the wax job. Usually I get to do it when it's pretty hot and humid even though I always do it in the garage.

    I almost felt like I was cheating the car-waxing gods but I'm not going to apologize for it. B)
    Same beautiful weather here in western Ohio. I had my son's '15 Cruze to take in for free oil change and tire rotation. They found a nail in the rear tire. Hadn't dropped the pressure to show on the TPMS yet. Lucky.

    I waxed the car with Mother's Carnauba liquid but didn't go through the prep steps Mother's likes. I assume the dealer did that when they did the CPO prep back in January when I bought the Cruze. It's a great driving car. Quiet. Very nice interior. I have to discuss with son if he wants to keep this or get a different car with his raises. If he wants to buy a different car, I'll get the Cruze back and put a For Sale sign on the 08 Cobalt. 70K miles. A fellow in the customer suite at the Chevy dealer had his Cobalt in with 200 K on it, also an '08.
  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    Some of those Ford color names are still funny:

    Anti-establish Mint
    Counter Revolutionary Red
    History Onyx
    Young Turquoise
    Freudian Gilt
    Good Clean Fawn
    Thanks Vermillion
    There She Blue
    Home on the Orange
    Bring 'em Back Olive
    Last Stand Custard
    Hulla Blue
    Three Putt Green
    Sign of the times?
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Mr_Shiftright said:
    If you were born 1945--1950 or so you got the sweet spot of American life IMO, to grow up in.
    Depends on what color and class you are. 
    That sounds like political talk and political correctness! Already get
    enough of that on the alphabet networks. LOL

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