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@herrcastro Along the similar lines the C7 may welcome into its ranks a new demographic of buyer which could change the culture, in good and bad ways. Just really depends.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Saying goodbye to the Corvette C6
This is my new "minivan."
3 months, 3 weeks ago on I made a video about an exhaust
@erikgrad It's sad that we get better customer service spending $3.00 at Starbucks then $30,000 buying a new car.
4 months, 1 week ago on People are what make it special
@abodenha - Thank you for the comment. I admit, I too had my notions going into the meetup, but I was more amazed at how many people were car people or were just really in love with the brand. Not once did I hear someone say "Oh yeah, not going to the gas station and saving money is great."
This lead me to my conclusion that this is a very well-built, beautifully designed luxury car no different than a 7-series or S-Class - only that this one is electric.
5 months ago on A Tesla Meetup
@thomasr Thanks! I doubt many like this will find their way over to AB :)
6 months, 1 week ago on Joe Biden and Xzibit on ‘the most track-capabale Camaro ever’ – The 2014 Camaro Z/28
@sastexan I heard back from the dealer and he apologized and explained to me the situation. One employee was dealing with personal health issues of a loved one while another was trying to work. Understandable situation, but still not the best face to put forward to your customers.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Luxury Means Less F-bombs
@StuWilliams @brian_guy I rarely if EVER get on the highway during my 9-5 Mon-Fri commute. On the highway the car does fine, but cold starts and cold drives keeps those fuel injectors wide open. I'm at 21MPG right now.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on A Letter: Dear Focus ST…
@derelicte78 @boddagettaflyer I've tried everything. The hardest part is my wife is worthless (sorry honey) when it comes to helping me track down sounds and riding shotgun. She can't drive a stick and is basically deaf. I need to take the service advisor for a ride so he can hash it out. It almost sounds like its coming from the wheel well the more I listen to it. I'll update this once I know more!
@eappleton1 @brian_guy HA! I'd still highly recommend the car, just buy it in the base form. Pick up X-plan pricing via a Focus group walk away with a quick little hatch for around the $22-23 mark OTD. Can't really beat it. LIke Brian said, toss in some aftermarket seat(s) and track the shit out of it.
@derelicte78 They are up to 3.5.2 now I believe. I'll be taking in it for the upgrade though. Hopefully that resolves the issues.
@Bill what The code was related to the fuel neck, but was also related to the sound synthesizer in the intake. I don't think they ever figured out why the intake was throwing a code, but it didn't come back. SYNC works great. My wife has SYNC in her Fusion and we've never had a problem with it. I would have loved an ST packaged car that was SYNC, HIDs and Recaros. That would be my ideal combo.
@brian_guy @hwild68 The error stays on when you put it in gear (no D as all STs are manuals). Hence the annoyance of driving around with a big error on your screen.
@brian_guy That's exactly what I should have done. Lesson learned.
@StuWilliams If I had to do this all over again - I would go ST1. I think 90% of the people who read this missed the part where I highly recommend/love the driving dynamics of the car. They also probably didn't see the bigger writeup I did over at Hooniverse when I first got the car. I also did a nice write up here when I did the Focus ST academy. So in the end, I agree 100% - this thing is just awesome. I don't think we'll be parting ways anytime soon, but the letter was nice satire.
@boddagettaflyer Thanks. I'm just going to drop it off at the dealer and have them try and track down the loose piece on the door and also see if they can get the backseat tightened. There is quite a bit of play in the 60 part of the 60/40 spilt. Seeing that my 15month old rides back there, I'd prefer it be snug.
@Pendarus @Vipergtsrgt1 - They finally learned that my overflow valve was missing/broken. Either way, fuel was going down the neck and also out of the valve onto the ground. I've owned and drive enough cars to know how not to overfill them.
@hwild68 Very good point. But if I don't look at the screen, how will I know that my finger in the right place to press the OK button to remove the full-screen error message? This would be helpful if I wanted to do something else, like select a radio station or not see the full-screen error message.
@hwild68 You see, the thing is, the fuel was leaking from the neck and the car was E, which means it had no fuel in it.
@StephanieBarnett - You'll have your Corvette one day soon enough, Mrs. Barnett.
11 months ago on How I learned to stop worrying and love the Corvette.
@geraldhallsf - You are almost ready for another one, no? :)