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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,188
    Maybe they couldn't figure out how to pair it in iDrive, or perhaps the dealer needs to register the phone with the car first and they hadn't gotten around to that yet. ;)

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    It's amazing how many late model higher end cars apparently lack Bluetooth.

    I suspect it was either a case of a phone not having gone through a $500 registration process as ab348 mentions, or that combination of entitled laziness which might follow certain vehicle models. I have some doubts any LEOs in this area are going to give that citation.
    tjc78 said:

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    Guess they didn’t order Bluetooth. :disappointed: :smile:

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,559
    some of it is, I think that people don't want their cars spying on them.
    Just another way to monetize your data.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,394
    I really don’t think much of anything except maybe a base model cargo van doesn’t have BT these days. 

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    My sister's 2012 Sonic had BT. Every passenger car has it now, I suspect.

    My car can spy on me all it wants, joke's on them, there's nothing of value in my satellite radio listening or on the rare event I take a call while driving. If people really have that paranoia, time to navigate away from infowars ;)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,394
    2 Genesis G80 and a Lincoln Nautilus.

    Saw what you want about Lincoln.  Their SUV lineup is excellent, IMO 

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • texasestexases Posts: 8,807
    Yep, Cadillac has nothing on Lincoln's SUVs.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    Saw a 2020 Corolla today. Exactly what one would expect - over-aggressive face, bland profile, and it even has C-pillar DLO fail. It should continue to sell to fleets and those who don't like cars.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,394
    Yeah, the Corolla is bad.... but that is Toyota now.  Take it or leave it.  

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    I am pretty sure you could get a Yugo, slap Corolla or Camry badges on it, and hundreds of thousands of people would buy it.
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,807
    Reviews of the new Corolla are pretty positive. 
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    I am sure it will be an awesomely reliable transportation object, probably with just a little low end grunt to make it seem like a performer.
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,240
    Speaking of Corolla those who have not seen this may get a kick out of it. Language warning in the link below.

    https://jalopnik.com/the-story-behind-one-of-the-funniest-craigslist-car-ads-1825571462
    1997 Honda Prelude Base -2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,005
    tjc78 said:

    2 Genesis G80 and a Lincoln Nautilus.

    Saw what you want about Lincoln.  Their SUV lineup is excellent, IMO 

    True, but a lot of their dealers leave much to be desired compared to other luxury brands.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2017 Honda Civic EX-T
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,337
    Two Jaguar I-Pace, a Ferrari Italia and a McLaren (not sure which one, but white), Hutch/Merritt Parkways. After a couple of BMW i8s on the West Side Drive. Driving the GF's CX-5, nice ride!

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,394
    True, but a lot of their dealers leave much to be desired compared to other luxury brands.

    I could care less about a place I spend virtually no time at. Some of these dealers have really gotten out of hand, IMO.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,559
    Corolla ad was funny, but he did have a good reason for selling it.
    One of our neighbor's has their kids driving some ancient Hondas, which I don't understand.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    edited May 20
    Yeah, some of them seem a little too posh or overly frilly. A free snack is nice, I guess, but I just want to get in and out in the most efficient way possible, and have service completed as scheduled. I don't need a fireplace or driving range or pilates studio on site.
    tjc78 said:


    I could care less about a place I spend virtually no time at. Some of these dealers have really gotten out of hand, IMO.

  • berriberri Posts: 9,864
    ...just gimme some Panera and a good coffee drink ;)
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,394
    I usually drop mine off in the morning and the shuttle driver brings me to work and comes back at lunchtime to bring me back.

    I spend about a total of 5 mins to drop off and maybe 3 to pick up.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,340
    I drop it off, spend an hour wander the lots and going in and out of all the different dealerships (at the automall) and by the time I do that, car is done and I take it back and go home.

    All the free little bottles of water I can drink, and some snacks.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,340
    guy in my neighborhood seems to have gotten rid of his strippo Ram PU ecodiesel and replaced it with a new Ridgeline. Definitely smaller. I like the looks of the current style.

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,559
    edited May 24
    On may way to run an errand, I a Model 3 passed in the direction I just cam from.
    On my way back, it was sitting on the side of he road with the flashers on.
    Probably too long to have pulled over for a phone call. Oh Oh.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,340
    a new Silverado. Cab and a half short bed it looked like. the least bargey you can get I assume. Some off road version. Looked OK, typical overly high and blocky grill and hood.

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    Another new Navigator today, bling bling. When I saw it, I knew the driver would be either a livery chauffeur or a 5'3" Stepford (it was the latter).

    Someone at work has recently acquired a cladded larger Volvo wagon, too.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    Have seen several new Corollas this weekend - the more boring it looks, the better it sells.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,557
    Upon seeing a new Corolla this morning, I was thinking the shape looks familiar:

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    Especially the greenhouse proportion and detail, wow. Maybe Toyota really is the new GM, with all of its strengths and foibles.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,340
    been seeing quite a few new Tellurides around lately. they might just have a hit on their hands. or they are just noticeable!

    one of my neighbors seems to have gotten a new BMW 440 coupe (2 door). Black. Looks sharp. Also a new temp tag range rover Velar. Though there was already one in the 'Hood (same black color) so either there is a copy cat or he got a replacement for some reason.

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

  • berriberri Posts: 9,864

    Upon seeing a new Corolla this morning, I was thinking the shape looks familiar:
    You can only do so much with a used bar of soap.
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