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JensenRV
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JensenRV   5/14/2012 8:41:20 AM
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I think you did a fantastic job of reviewing the car as an electronics editor. It did not bore me to read the article, and the introduction was somewhat thought provoking. Thanks for the great read, and I am going to make an appointment to take one of these for a test drive soon. William - http://www.jensenrvdirect.com

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bcarso   3/1/2012 6:09:10 PM
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Ilove how the critical button was labeled "Close". Rather like shutting down Windows with the Start icon. I may wind up with a veritable antique, so much do I hate the proliferation of features in new cars. When a friend got one of the first Prius (what should that plural be?) he just couldn't get enough of showing off the display, which showed one how the vehicle was doing clever things with electricity and internal combustion etc. It made me very nervous. Brad

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FrankCF   2/28/2012 2:09:13 PM
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I don't understand the excitement with push button start. I had that on my 50 plymouth!

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TFlynn   2/25/2012 8:43:52 PM
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The problem started when people wanted more than 1HP.

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Jeanshack   2/24/2012 7:06:36 PM
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I got a jeep which kind of has only a CD player and you can never miss it because it takes up the major part of the dash board

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zeeglen   2/23/2012 12:44:34 AM
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There was a time when a man could roll out of a bar, climb into his vehicle, say "gee-up Nellie!" and pass out. Can silicon really replace a horse? :)

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Duane Benson   2/22/2012 10:24:05 PM
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Nevada apparently just passed legislation to allow self-driving cars on their roads. They still require a licensed driver in the seat in case of problems and that person can't be intoxicated, so no rolling out of a bar, passing out in your car and expecting to get home. I expect that the driving factor behind this is to make the state more R&D friendly - get some dollars when auto manufacturers set up camp to test out their robot cars.

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old account Frank Eory   2/22/2012 9:58:20 PM
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I can see it now: "Siri, please drive me home."

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/22/2012 11:46:27 AM
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I had a similar experience while riding a Mercedes car. I was accompanying my MD to a party and he asked me to load a CD. After struggling for almost 15 minutes , I was excused by my boss as he himself was driving that car for the first time and was not completely familiar with its dashboard panels.

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przemek0   2/21/2012 11:59:42 PM
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@sharps_eng: don't trust the built-in algorithm: get a Bluetooth OBD reader and read it on your phone. YOu can display all engine parameters, including instantaneous and averaged MPG. You can get them for around $20 on eBay. Re: controls, I was ambushed this way when I rented a car in England. I picked it up in a dark garage, and couldn't find the light switch. Because it was dark.

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