It's 3 weeks before Christmas and I am setting trying to figure what am i going to do at that time,
checked airlines tickets and they are **** high,
heard a small voice inside my head telling me (even if you fly there, you will get stuck with the boring rental car) ,
looked at the car keys and said you are coming with me ,
coming somewhere i don't where but i am not leaving you alone :laugh: ,
new car , Google maps , what is Christmas without snow :crying:,
We are going north, the same small voice inside my head telling says (what if it does not snow at that time , me: **** it, i will keep driving)
let's get you ready ,
air deflectors (from the new lovely dealer), new battery (Bosch Platinum Series AGM) , want new shoes ? okay i have been waiting for an excuse :dance2: (Michelin Premier LTX), chains (Trying 4pc Car Anti-skid Snow Chains), Lifeline AAA Road Kit, Snow Brush, Tow Strap, oil and filter service + my free alignment, Husky Liners floor mats, Washed and waxed.
Off we go ,
Not in a hurry,
Follow speed limits
Coffee + cigarettes (not in the car)0 + music
1 - Tires ( ltx is a great tire for cold,hot and rainy days but not snow ) driving at speeds more than 35 MPH in snow is dangerous inside the city , put that a side the tire road noise is much better than stock tire, breaking and accelerating are great corning is okay :| . btw i never used the chains.
2 - Battery is great ( i drove to places with the temperature of 3F and never had a problem starting the car )
3 - Car suffers from a bad cross wind and needs lots of small input to drive it in a straight line even with wind speeds as low as 3 MPH. (tire temps are correct + new alignment and balancing)
4 - Auto dimming mirrors are a joke , they have mind of their own. they only work in the city , but does not work at all on highways even if i have someone blasting their light bar on me even if i have all the windows down
5 - Seating comfort and foot rest are bad for a long tips , i am jealous of the new Ascent ( i never been inside the car but they look bigger and better ).
6 - I wish the car came with semi auto pilot like Volvo's, Cadillac.
7 - Great AWD system that never failed me with all season tires (i was gonna get Michelin X-Ice Xi3) , only complain that it doesn't like donuts :wink2:.
8 - Gas ( I was getting about 25 MPG driving with cruse control 70 to 75 MPH most of the highway).
9 - Road noise is good for the size and shape of the car.
10 - Screw the RAB. :grin2:
* If you ask me would you do it again , i will but in the Ascent :wink2:
* Dealer play a good role in customers satisfaction no matter what car you buy even if you have problems with. BTW both dealers are in the same city and in a great neighborhoods . I can mention the dealers names if the forum moderates approve that.
Old dealer came from **** , I won't step a foot in there ever even if they have good prices/offers. in multiple occasion they take things personally, not just one but all the ones i dealt with. i checked reviews online and found out that people complain too, they even named them one by one. Unacceptable vibe
New dealer is about 25 miles away from me and i don't mind at all. Treating you with respect, politeness and patience and explaining everything. They admit human errors which is the first step in any solution. That company has couple of other brands too that i happened to love too. My next car is defiantly from them. Welcoming vibe
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