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  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    That makes four of us regulars on here having a problem with at least one of our devices logging in to the New World Order Edmunds. For me, I log in fine using my Android Motorola Moto g4 smartphone. My problem is logging on with my HP Desktop computer.

    I can get to the Insider page on my desktop, enter on in, so I am using my correct u/n and password to get in. I can go in to my Dashboard and everything. Then, OK, I want ta go to 'Cars and Conversations' to begin reading and the system loses track of me completely. I try to look for it by going to Auto Forums at the bottom of the page and no dice. It says please log in to comment. Huh? Whassup with this?

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,301
    log in again their with your same insider credentials. Does that work?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,752
    edited August 2018

    tjc78 I learned to drive on several cars.

    Mom’s 92 Caravan (base model)
    Stepdad’s 83 Chrysler Eclass (it talked!)
    Pop’s 93 Town Car Cartier
    My 89 Grand Marquis LS



    He must have been a slow learner.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    edited August 2018
    stick, I just tried again on my desktop. My email was already on the sheet and I entered my new Edmunds password that I had reset today. It logs me in but then goes again to a page that asks for my username and type of car I drive, etc. It forgets who I am and won't let me access the forums to make a comment. It does let me read the forum material.

    Does it know who I am? :'(

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,839
    driver100 said:


    tjc78 I learned to drive on several cars.

    Mom’s 92 Caravan (base model)
    Stepdad’s 83 Chrysler Eclass (it talked!)
    Pop’s 93 Town Car Cartier
    My 89 Grand Marquis LS



    He must have been a slow learner.
    Ha ha... that was the family’s fleet at the time. I drove them all!

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,839
    ab348 said:

    tjc78 said:

    Nice post @Michaell

    I learned to drive on several cars.

    Mom’s 92 Caravan (base model)
    Stepdad’s 83 Chrysler Eclass (it talked!)
    Pop’s 93 Town Car Cartier
    My 89 Grand Marquis LS

    Last car my Dad owned was an 87 Shadow ES Turbo two door. Black over grey. He passed March of 92 @ 42 years old. Before the Shadow he had an 86 Shelby Charger.

    Wow, way too young. That must have been so hard on you.
    Yes it was. The big C got him. Can’t believe that just I just turned 40, and already battled it once too. Changes the way you look at things, that’s for sure.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,609
    ab348 said:

    It is the correct password because I cleared it after the first rejection and entered it manually. And besides, it logged me in as an "Insider".

    I only use Firefox so I am not changing just for here.

    The suggestion to try one of the other browsers was for the purpose of diagnosis and was to be only for a temporary period.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,475
    The odd thing about my situation is that I am logged into the other parts of Edmunds as it greets me in the top right corner of the screen with my name, but it won't let me into the forums.
    Did you get a welcome email to the address under which you registered with Insider? In my case, I'd do a cookie cleaning using a couple of programs I have, then start over logging in. I'd have to log back into Insider. And I think one time I had to log back into Forums, but another time I didn't have to log into forums. I use the cookie et al cleaners because a couple of sites I visit limit how many free stories you can view. Clearing everything takes away however they keep a record of my visits, so I start with a clean slate after a couple of days.
    For those sites you want to routinely clear the cookies have you tried using your browsers private browsing setting? I think IE calls it Inprivate browsing and Google calls it Incognito. With those your history and any cookies for that session gets wiped when you close that window. 

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,855
    edited August 2018
    I am now back in on my laptop. Not totally sure how but one thing is a possibility.

    When I went to return here yesterday afternoon I used the same way of getting here that I always did: a bookmark in my browser that took me to the Forums "My Bookmarks" page of discussions. Instead it brought me to the old Forums login page, and when I entered my email and password I got the error message that rejected my login.

    It seems to me that with the switchover we should never see that old Forums login page again. It doesn't make any sense that we should. So however that came up must have been the problem.

    I was scrambling around after that trying different ways to get myself logged back in. I finally used the Edmunds site map to get here and that time it let me in. No idea why.

    Seems there are still a few potholes in the seamless road to the forums.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,301
    Bookmarks can do that if they are going to effectively dead links. Cookies can get confused too.

    So yes, deleting old ones then starting at the Edmunds main page is the way to go. Once you are in, should be able to make a new bookmark.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,609
    edited August 2018
    stickguy said:

    Bookmarks can do that if they are going to effectively dead links. Cookies can get confused too.

    So yes, deleting old ones then starting at the Edmunds main page is the way to go. Once you are in, should be able to make a new bookmark.

    The ability to start with a clean entry where Insider would request a sign in was why I suggested using a different browser. If that worked okay then the old browser needed something cleaned out or refreshed.

    I cleared cookies this morning on my Chrome /XP old laptop with Cleanup! and CCleaner. When I went to chrome, it acted as if it wanted to log in to Edmunds. But I got a strange URL filler. I then went to Edmunds.com, and signed into Insider. When I went back to Chrome and the Forums, I was already logged into the Forums.

    All perfectly normal. What I would expect to happen, except that after an earlier cleaning, I had to log into Forums after logging into Insider.

    My Android phone, about 4 years old, still loads Edmunds jsut fine despite reboots after I've turned phone completely off. Probably someday when I clear the history, I'll have to log in properly.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 2,355
    Can't log on with my desktop. Meanwhile, I'm humoring myself with these comics


  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,855
    stickguy said:

    Bookmarks can do that if they are going to effectively dead links. Cookies can get confused too.

    So yes, deleting old ones then starting at the Edmunds main page is the way to go. Once you are in, should be able to make a new bookmark.

    My issue is that something seemed to change yesterday afternoon since that bookmark worked fine from after the switchover Wednesday until then. What changed, I do not know.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,752
    I think I must have signed on OK because I get emails like this a few times a day:

    Edmunds is your source for deep knowledge on car-related information. Check out everything you can learn about:

    Tire pressure monitoring systems
    Reading your tires
    How much your lost car keys cost
    Changing a flat tire (watch video or read article)
    DIY oil changes (watch video or read article)
    Understanding your car's VIN

    Expert info at your fingertips — yet another great thing you get on the inside.
    Your Edmunds Insider team

    I am not going to say too much yet though....I still have to get on using my laptop when I go to Florida.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,609
    If you have your laptop in CA with you, can you try to get on there?

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 2,355

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    Good one, bwia! B)

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957
    Well, I'm sad to report the Alltrack has been violated. This one, as I figured, knowing insurance companies, was pinned on me, despite being 95% caused by the other female driver.

    I was backing out (game over; Insurance company stops listening at this point). I was going very slow, slower than I usually back out, maybe only 1 MPH (but speed kills :angry: )

    I was at least 3/4 of the way out of my spot, well established in the lane, and had just begun to let my guard down looking at the rear view camera screen as I had decided I could back out straight all the way since there was parking lot roadway behind me, and not more parked cars. Normally at that point one would turn sharply to get out of the perpendicular parking spaces. In comes the lady from the side, maybe going as much as 20X faster than me, and boom. My right rear corner is hit, her two right doors are "smashed in starting on the front of the passenger door." How she didn't see me when I was so far backed out is beyond me. I was flabbergasted and dumbfounded. Clearly she was distracted, but won't admit to it further than saying "I didn't see you." She must of been 2 car lengths past me before stopping! She must have not been driving on the right side of the parking lot roadway either to have avoided broadsiding me. Luckily for me, she bascially pushed my car diagonally out of the way an inch or two, so the damage is all localized as minor scuffing to the rear bumper under the taillight assembly, a hairline crack in the taillight, and a tiny scuff above the taillight, with holes and damage to the plastics underneath the painted bumper.

    Unfortunately for me, I was in reverse, and backing out, although my motion was near motionless as compared to the Earth. Still, I couldn't honestly say I was stopped, and I knew that was my doom. Sure enough, Geico caved in with little pressure and assessed me blame as I had predicted.

    I honestly think the only way to have avoided this type of driver is to have used MORE SPEED. Back out with authority, making the time you are backing out less, and therefore giving fewer seconds to those that will target you like a heat sinking missile while you are vulnerable to insurance "rules of thumb." Had I done that, I either could have avoided her by continuing to back out faster and faster out of her path, or, at least, been hit broadside which would be more her fault as she apparently wins by beating me to the spot (20 MPH vs. 1 MPH), I was a sitting duck!

    Unbelievable she ruins my streak of no-at-fault accidents in a parking lot where I was moving at a slow 1 MPH and nothing was behind me, until there was of course. Plain 7:30 PM dusk; still plenty of light out; no need for headlights yet. Wish I would have got a picture of her car, much more damaged along both doors she must have dragged around my rear corner.

    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,472
    I'm just curious, is anything ever your fault?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957
    edited August 2018
    Grrr.... You'd think if you backed straight into someone's side you'd have damage all across the back end, and not just on the corner rear side.... again I come back to thinking being self-insured would be better, if only to stand up for myself against the other insurance company rather than lay down like Geico did.







    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957

    I'm just curious, is anything ever your fault?

    Absolutely. I take blame when blame is due. Like when I was a teenager and rear-ended somebody at about 5 MPH; thankfully there was no visible damage. My car had a damaged license plate and that's about it. I suppose the license plate frame showed plastic stress "coloring" from being compressed.

    I'm still thinking the photos show more of a "side" impact than they do my rear going into her. The damage clearly shows fast motion from the right to the left. Not from being compressed inward.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957
    edited August 2018

    I'm just curious, is anything ever your fault?

    According to Geico, this one was, as it apparently serves my interests to just accept 100% liability so that they don't come after me for "more." I don't think I'm buying what Geico was selling there in telling me that, but that's what they said.

    My belief is that accepting 100% liability for small claims following generic rules of thumb serves only insurance company interests, as it keeps them from having to do any real investigative work in assessing fault. Insurance companies give each other the same courtesy, so it balances out for them, while assessing far more blame to driver's that don't deserve it, at the same time as assigning far less blame to those that do deserve blame, but receive none.

    I'm not referring to my own case with this statement. I've seen this repeatedly from other claims I've heard about or seen, as well as my own from decades past.

    I really need to get a dash cam, front and rear, but I'm afraid without left and right cams, they'd of been useless in my most current situation.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,072
    Dashcams (front and rear), and always back into spots whenever possible. I see so many witless idiots zooming around parking lots like they are normal roads.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    edited August 2018
    Your damage looks so small compared to "crushing her two doors in". Weird how those things go.

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957

    Your damage looks so small compared to "crushing her two doors in". Weird how those things go.

    I was shocked when I saw her 2012 or 2013 Civic's damage! After seeing my Alltrack's damage, I was NOT expecting what I saw on her Civic. It's almost as if her Civic hinged on my right rear corner. Now were not talking doors popping open or unusable/inoperable (I don't think). Just sheet metal damage from front to back.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957
    fintail said:

    Dashcams (front and rear), and always back into spots whenever possible. I see so many witless idiots zooming around parking lots like they are normal roads.

    Maybe a Google 360 Degree cam is needed. She couldn't have been in my rear frame for more than a split second flash as she whizzed by me. I suppose in a major case you could pull frames of video per second to assess her speed. She couldn't have made more than a few frames of video even in the wide angle lens such as that of the car's own camera (but no video) view.

    But as we all know, I'm not into blaming speed, I just think she wasn't looking. How do you not see a white car with rear reverse lights, and rear brake lights on? My foot was most definitely on the brake, not because I saw her about to be flying into me, but because I was backing up slowly with a DSG auto transmission at idle. Without brakes, you'd back up much faster than I did.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,475
    andres3 said:
    I'm just curious, is anything ever your fault?
    Absolutely. I take blame when blame is due. Like when I was a teenager and rear-ended somebody at about 5 MPH; thankfully there was no visible damage. My car had a damaged license plate and that's about it. I suppose the license plate frame showed plastic stress "coloring" from being compressed. I'm still thinking the photos show more of a "side" impact than they do my rear going into her. The damage clearly shows fast motion from the right to the left. Not from being compressed inward.
    By the description of the damage to her vehicle she had to be behind you or just almost so when you started backing out. Otherwise how would you have damaged her car doors. If you were at least 3/4ths of the way out and she came by and hit you her damage would have been far more towards the front. based on where you say her damage was I would tend to believe your insurance company did the right thing.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957
    edited August 2018
    fintail said:

    Dashcams (front and rear), and always back into spots whenever possible. I see so many witless idiots zooming around parking lots like they are normal roads.

    OK, so I'm trying to avoid this ever happening again, and the idea of backing into spots did come up. I do fail to see how it helps much, as with both methods, you are backing either out of or into a space at least once.

    Only an empty parking lot where you can pull froward into the space in the adjacent lane that your facing forward improves this. I suppose your backing INTO a space rather than OUT Of one, but the mere act of backing up makes you vulnerable to being deemed at-fault should anyone ram into you. I want to avoid reverse gear.

    My father was recently hit by a Toyota driver while he was reversing and parallel parking INTO a parking space. The Toyota driver decided he was taking too long apparently, and rammed directly into his front left side that was still sticking out as he was backing into the space. Even in this case, where he was basically rear-ended to the front left side, the mere act of backing up made him 50% at fault according to his insurance company.

    He probably should have fought harder, but I understand giving up.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,475
    andres3 said:
    I want to avoid reverse gear. 
    Buy a motorcycle.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    Buy a motorcycle.

    Ya mean motorsickles don't have reverse gears?  :p

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

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