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  1. 2QuickZ's

    Ford News: Ford Confirms A Smaller Truck is Coming

    This would be interesting. I've never owned a full size truck and never had much interest in one (though the new Ram is nice) but I have had two S10's and two Rangers. Always had a fondness for the compact trucks.
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    Item: 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn

    Congrats on the Ram. Chrysler did a heck of a job on that interior! Looks like you should consider changing your name to Mopar Guy.
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    Picked up a new ride

    I wouldn't say no one likes colors. Here is most of what we have had in the last 15 years: Midnight Blue Saturn Ruby Red Saturn Granite Gray Saab Mediterranean Blue Metallic Ford Flex (there may still be a picture of it on here somewhere - very cool teal color) Redline Red Dodge Jazz Blue Chrysler Blue Ray Metallic Chevy True Blue Chrysler White Chrysler Velvet Red Chrysler Radiant Silver Metallic Cadillac As you can see, it is mostly blues and reds. Have never had any problem selling any of them because of the color either. That being said, you sadly are correct that most people don't want colors. My inlaws only buy white vehicles. Doesn't matter what they get, it has to be white. Never really understood it. To me most white vehicles make me think rental or commercial vehicle unless it is a somewhat sporty car.
  4. It's in all those places plus under Apps on the 18 Pacifica
  5. You don't have to go into the climate screen either. Both heated seats as well as heated wheel are directly under the "Apps" icon. If when you go into Apps they are not on the first page, you can drag them and drop them from the first page to the second. In regard to getting back to the Radio screen, why don't you just tap the "Radio" icon on the bottom bar?
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    Picked up a new ride

    I personally am not a fan of silver but when you are getting a good lease deal on a courtesy car, you have to go with the color they have. I generally am not a fan of grey either but I did like the grey that was on my Saab 9-5. Otherwise, give me a nice metallic blue, dark red (like our minivan) or black (the XT4 Sport for example) and I am happy. Pearlescent white looks great as well such as the white diamond tricoat. I do think the silver looks good on the CTS for some reason, though. Also, while not normally a fan of green, I really love the Carageen Green on the Buick Regal. I also really liked the pearlescent orange on a VW Jetta they had a NAIAS.
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    Picked up a new ride

    I'll throw out a quick update on the CTS. It has around 9k miles on it now. It is a very enjoyable car to drive. Plenty quick even with the 2.0 and handles great. I do still get a little sad that I didn't buy a used V Sport instead but overall I can't complain. It is exactly what I expected it to be. I have had two minor problems with it so far: 1) sometimes on start up the radio is muted for unknown reasons. The only way to get it unmuted is to go to the Radio screen and it unmutes without doing anything else. A software update did not fix the issue and it still does it intermittently. 2) We got a "Service vehicle soon" light for maybe 5 days. Did the OnStar diagnostic and there was no issue found. Called the dealer to set up an appointment and they said it was an issue with an OnStar update they pushed to the vehicle and was not an actual problem. It self corrected after those 4-5 days, possibly after a background software update. Other than that, no issues. Lastly, the stock Pirelli run flat tires are pretty poor in the snow. Way worse than the Firestone Firehawks that came on both our Charger RT RWD and 300S RWD. They do okay on packed down stuff but I almost got stuck in an unplowed parking lot with 5" or so of virgin snow. I'm currently looking for a good set of used winter tires and wheels.
  8. 2QuickZ's

    Bought a new minivan

    I guess since reg gave an update, I should as well. I still love this thing. I don't get the hate for minivans. I now understand why my Dad was so infatuated with them when I was younger. They are just an all around great vehicle. It essentially does everything an SUV/CUV can do but it does it better with the exception of towing. Both of my kids love it and think it is the best vehicle ever. I'd blame that on the entertainment system but we don't let them use it unless we are going to be in the car for more than 30 minutes and even on short trips they would rather take the van than my CTS. That's no knock on the CTS. More of a testament to the van. It now has close to 12,000 miles on it. No issues to speak of. One oil change and other than that, no trips to the dealer. It gets pretty good gas mileage for such a big vehicle. See the attached pic. Note that this is not typical but it can do this in the correct conditions. Having calculated other tanks, I'd say you can knock 1 MPG off what the VIC is showing but still impressive none the less.
  9. You can absolutely do that. You just drag it from the app screen down to the button bar at the bottom or the screen and it will replace whatever you drop it on top of. Here is what the screen on our Pacific currently looks like. We'll dump the heated seat and heated wheel buttons for something else once it warms up.
  10. Name: 2018 Cadillac CTS Luxury Category: Vehicles Date Added: 2018-08-05 Submitter: 2QuickZ's 2018 Cadillac CTS Luxury
  11. Name: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus Category: Vehicles Date Added: 2018-08-05 Submitter: 2QuickZ's 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus
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    Bought a new minivan

    We took this on a 2200 mile family vacation road trip in early July. Here are my comments: The seats are supremely comfortable! Way better than the old T&C and better than my 200S as well. I have neck and back issues and usually take ibuprofen before hitting the road but it was not necessary in this at all. No complaints from the kids in the back seats either! Turns out you can play a different movie on each screen off the same USB stick. The kids were quite pleased with this! The built-in WiFi worked like...... well, WiFi. As expected I guess you would say. The downside is that it is a 5G system so it was useless with my kids 2.4G Kindle Fire's The factory Nav worked well on the whole but checking it against Google maps there were a couple of instances where Google maps had a more time efficient route I did not try Android Auto on the trip but I did use it last weekend for a 2 hour road trip and it connected easily and worked flawlessly with Google maps navigation I have the gas receipts and did calculate each tank. Most the time the VIC was optimistic by 1 - 1.5 MPG over actual but I did have one tank that calculated out a little higher than VIC predicted. I did not calculate overall trip MPG but I would guess it was around 26 MPG including a lot of remote starts (it was smoking hot weather) and a fair amount of in town driving at each stop including in the mountains in Tennessee Rain-X is awesome! We hit rainstorms in the Kentucky and Tennessee that had people pulling over with their flashers on and we never even had to turn the wipers on! I'm a long time but occasional Rain-X user and what I applied came out of a 10-15 year old bottle and still worked flawlessly. Overall I rate this van very, very highly. If it doesn't have any reliability issues, it's going to be an awesome vehicle!
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    Picked up a new ride

    Now I just need to sell a 2015 200S. If anyone knows someone who is interested, let me know! I picked up a 2018 Cadillac CTS Luxury 2.0T a couple of days ago. Here are my initial impressions: The suspension is not as stiff as I have heard other people say. It absorbs the bumps pretty well with no real harsh impacts but it does squirm around quite a bit on the heavily potholed Michigan roads The 2.0T is a bit unrefined but has plenty of power for the application The stop/start occasionally causes the car to shudder on the stop and almost always causes a shudder on the start. It is pretty quite though. Kind of the opposite of the stop/start on our Pacifica. On the Pacifica it is smooth but loud. The 2018 version of CUE is vastly improved over the version I drove a few years ago. It oddly enough is still slow on the Radio station changes using the steering wheel buttons, though. I've only had it for a couple of days and I still haven't explored all the features yet. I'll post more comments as I get more familiar with the car. If you guys have any questions, let me know!

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