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Old 10-20-2019, 03:20 PM   #31
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Here is the main display:



The middle section can scroll through a lot of different information, which is nice. It defaults to digital speedometer, so you can have a digital speedometer in the middle AND a dial speedometer on the right.

On the left is the tach. You can opt to tell this car when to shift, if you prefer. But you probably shouldn't. Again, I didn't take the coverage.

The car shown here has a half tank of gas. Look at the little teeny red needle to indicate that. Why do car manufacturers hate you so much?
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:48 PM   #32
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I can't see the gas gauge in my truck unless I turn on the lights.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:54 PM   #33
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A few weeks ago I had a rental Ford Escape. That design wasn't my cup of tea; but, it was the first vehicle I drove with auto start/stop. I left it turned on for the two weeks I had it and I did get accustomed to it; but, for the kind of driving I do I'm not a fan.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:21 AM   #34
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On the left is the tach. You can opt to tell this car when to shift, if you prefer. But you probably shouldn't.
Any other indication that it has an 8 speed transmission? These things now shift so smoothly that many cannot count (from feelings) how many gears a car has. Which, I gather, is why you are not sure which shift (ie 3rd gear to 4th) is not so smooth.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:54 AM   #35
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Any other indication that it has an 8 speed transmission?
A great deal of information is now available on the Internet. I have a box on my desk that connects to the Internet and I have retrieved that information from it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:48 PM   #36
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Tire pressure might be nice once a day when starting. Does that car have a spare?
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:57 PM   #37
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The Internet box says no, not even a donut! Donut spare is available for it from Amazon!
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:43 PM   #38
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Does the internet box say if there is a place to put the donut? Or you just let it eat up space in the trunk?
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:12 PM   #39
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:34 PM   #40
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We will supply them innertubes you buy the box
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:28 PM   #41
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My granddaughter's older Toyota Avalon's tire light comes on when the spare is low.
It was really nice to discover that it was full size and on a matching rim, interchangeable by God.
Of course then you discover that the snazzy two-piece lug nuts sort of warp and deform to the point that the stock lug wrench no longer will fit any of them.
Toyota only wants $4+ each for a cool $100 if you want to be able to change a tire.
Now tire pressure alert system has failed totally, light on all the time, re-set function also kaput.
I gave her a tire gauge several years ago and she can check 'em faster that I.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:13 PM   #42
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I have a box on my desk that connects to the Internet and I have retrieved that information from it.
So it will tell me what you saw. Since I already know what everyone else saw. None of them complain about the 3rd to 4th gear shift. And the internet does not tell me why only UT observed that.

Alexa, why does UT want the Cellar to become a hotbed of nastiness now?
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:38 PM   #43
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None of them complain about the 3rd to 4th gear shift.
Well, that's because the quirks of an individual vehicle are completely unheard of, of course.

Simple, really.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:05 PM   #44
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Well, that's because the quirks of an individual vehicle are completely unheard of, of course.
Are quirks an option that you pay more for? Can they be installed in a custom shop. Or is it like gambling? Try to win for fun and never do?
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:27 PM   #45
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You post from an institution of some sort, don't ya?
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