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2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited September 2014 in Dodge

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  • duck87duck87 Posts: 649
    Could be worse. It could be beeping at you or reminding you through audio that you're going over the limit instead of giving you a fairly subtle reminder!
  • tshoetshoe NorthWestPosts: 3
    We recently bought a new Journey Crew that has this Nav and feature. I think it is a pretty good idea despite driving in the "red" most of the time.
  • some of them will let you set how much over the limit you want it to let you go before it turns red. --- I think showing the speed is handy for those times on less familiar roads when a highway patrol car suddenly appears behind and you are left going "is it 45 or 55 on this road??? I can't remember the last time I saw a speed limit sign!! If I do 45 in a 55 zone he's going to get suspicious and if I do 55 in a 45 I'm going to get a ticket"
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021
    Well, since your eyes should really be on the road in front of you and not the screen off to the side, the red letters shouldn't be a distraction.
  • dm7279dm7279 Posts: 63
    This looks like my portable Garmin GPS, which does the same thing. The biggest problem is that the GPS is wrong quite frequently, and if it is telling me that the limit is higher than it actually is, I could be in big trouble. It's wrong enough that I don't really trust it. The rural interstate speed limits in Texas are 75 mph, and have been for at least a year. I updated my maps recently, and it still doesn't know that this has changed (still thinks it's 70 mph).
  • yaymx5_yaymx5_ Posts: 49
    @tshoe oh, you speed in a dodge journey? that sounds like so much fun.

    /sorry
  • meng_maomeng_mao Posts: 24
    My speedometer tells me I'm speeding, too. The data the inevitable Fed-mandated blackbox needs to bust you is already available, both to your eyes and to the blackbox.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Posts: 606
    This capability has been ubiquitous in telematics systems in Korea for several years. They flash and chime when you're going too fast (usually with 10kph threshold over the limit) and also chime when you're approaching a change in the posted speed limit. The latter's very useful in dense, busy areas where a driver legitimately has lots of things to watch for and may miss a speed limit sign.
  • bassracerxbassracerx Posts: 188
    the 2013 fiat 500 i drove for almost a month does the exact same thing and defaults to beeping at you when you exceed the speed limit. strange thing is that the car is not even equipped with GPS or infotainment. but it was easy to turn off.
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