Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD
Car: 2018 Limited 2.5i
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
performance wasn't as much of a requirement as was the gas mileage- filling up once a week opposed to 3 times a week when I owned a jeep. seeing 400+ to a tank initially was mind boggling to me. I was lucky to hit 350 a tank in a jeep, and the only way I'm hitting that is downhill with a tailwind. so the car was already exceeding my expectations in that aspect, I hear after that first oil change it just gets better so I'm excited to see that.
I knew I wasn't planning on going crazy with the mods- I bought the extended warranty so shes covered till 100k. so mods are going to be simple, within the first week of ownership I had:
- the front windows tinted to match the rears
- weathertech front and rear floor liners (the rears especially nice with having a toddler as it covers from door sill to door sill )
- Philips xtremevision LED fogs installed to match the LED headlights (pics below)
- Philips 921 Ultinon LED bulb in the rear hatch area to match the map lights (not pictured but matched perfect)
- Philips 194 bright white LED license plate bulbs
- Diode dynamics HP36 LED reverse bulbs to complete the LED swaps
no more signs of a holgen bulb anywhere on the car, it really cleans up the overall appearance at night with the LEDs. even the interior LEDs give it a much cleaner look in my opinion. also around this time I ditched the stock battery for an Exide group 24 battery from Home Depot, $94 out the door. reasoning behind doing so, strictly peace of mind. but I seriously think the OEM battery was taking a dump- I purchased a voltmeter that plugs into the cigarette lighter and noticed the cars voltage would drop below 12 to 11.9 on and off on my way home, it would go back up to 14 but then half the 1hr ride home from work it would dance around 12.3-11.9. after installing the exide, its rarely dipped below 14. so there was obviously something up with the OEM battery on my month old OB.