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mbopp wrote:

Now I fill the tank and reset one of the trip odometers to keep track of the gas.


Couldn't you use the gas gauge to keep track of Gas?


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Posted: 08/04/12 05:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Funny, my cell phone will not connect to SYNC either. Maybe because it is a PHONE. Good enough for a few phone calls at about $80 A YEAR.


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Funny, my cell phone will not connect to SYNC either. Maybe because it is a PHONE. Good enough for a few phone calls at about $80 A YEAR.


If the phone has Bluetooth. It should connect. All the SYNC is, is a bluetooth connection. Mine connected simply by pushing down, and holding the SYNC button, while making a call. DW's is set as the default phone, and over rides mine. Mine will not SYNC while her's is in the car as well.
BTW. Mine is just a phone as well. No data plan, and no texting.


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Terryallan wrote:

Chuck&Gail wrote:

Funny, my cell phone will not connect to SYNC either. Maybe because it is a PHONE. Good enough for a few phone calls at about $80 A YEAR.


If the phone has Bluetooth. It should connect. All the SYNC is, is a bluetooth connection. Mine connected simply by pushing down, and holding the SYNC button, while making a call. DW's is set as the default phone, and over rides mine. Mine will not SYNC while her's is in the car as well.
BTW. Mine is just a phone as well. No data plan, and no texting.


Nope, no bluetooth at all, just a phone. Maybe I'll get one if I can find one cheap with a plan under $100 a YEAR with minutes. What does yours cost a year? Maybe I can just buy a phone with Trackfone service?

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Haven't figured it up for a year. I'm thinkn mine is about 30 per month. I have the US plan. I can call anywhere in the US with no roaming charges. We have 4 phones on one plan to save some bucks. I also us mine for wwork as well. But as I say. I had the texting turned off. If someone wants me. they will have to talk.

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You can probably buy a cheap phone on Ebay (or Craig's List) that will work within your plan. I've bought several for a company I am loosely associated with, because the guys keep dropping them in puddles, running them through the wash, dropping them off a ladder, etc.

mbopp: I'm not sure I get the 'gallons to empty' complaint. It shows miles to empty, which if anything, I prefer. I'd say that when it is getting very close to 'empty' according to miles left, there are still a couple gallons in reserve.

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You could always get the manual out that came with it and actually read how to use it all.


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Went to Best Buy and got the GM ON Star mirrow installed. 600 min. for 10 usd.Like some others I do not like the syn or GPS(good pile of s*&*). It loves to be mis-directional as to the shortest routs, and routes you downtown most of the time just forgot to install a true blond as the voice!!! (sorry ladies) but the GPS is garbage compared to garmin.

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fla-gypsy wrote:

You could always get the manual out that came with it and actually read how to use it all.


Well I got the manual in the house and am attempting to read it. Ya know how to tell I am reading - you can see my lips move.

I came up with this idea that may even be slicker. I could start reading the manual while I am driving.

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Chiefcpo wrote:

Went to Best Buy and got the GM ON Star mirrow installed. 600 min. for 10 usd.Like some others I do not like the syn or GPS(good pile of s*&*). It loves to be mis-directional as to the shortest routs, and routes you downtown most of the time just forgot to install a true blond as the voice!!! (sorry ladies) but the GPS is garbage compared to garmin.


Not my experience. I've used a portable Garmin for several years, and I much prefer the in-dash Ford unit. My Garmin gives bad advice about 3x more often than the Ford. Both will do it, so it pays to look out the windshield once in a while to see what's going on.
Two disclaimers that might favor Garmin:
-I've never updated my Garmin. It's at least 4 years old
-I sat down and really learned the Ford. Never did this for the Garmin so sometimes struggle with the commands.

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