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Old 06-12-2019, 06:28 PM
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I recently got a 2019 Honda Accord, up from a 2007 Honda Accord. O.M.G. It's like Disney in there! It sings to me when I get in and close the door. Like angels! ♪Ahh Ahhhhhh♫

Every couple of weeks I re-read the manual and figure out more stuff. The manual doesn't even cover everything. I've actually downloaded numerous PDF sections that aren't covered in the manual. I guess there are a number of features that have been in cars a long time, but not 12 years, that they figure people know about them already. It's hard to find out what something is when you don't know what it's called.

I've only driven after dark 3 times so far. EVERYTHING lights up! Sure different from the old car.


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Old 06-12-2019, 06:48 PM
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My car is over 20 years old. You’re scaring me!
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:49 PM
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DH had to take his 2006 BMW in for a recall service and got a loaner for the day. He is totally into technology but the braking on the new hybrid spooked him. The brakes stop on a dime, so instead you should just use the accelerator to speed up or slow down to almost a stop before applying the brakes. This is probably old news for those of you who drive late model cars, but between my 2003 CRV and his BMW we feel like we are driving Flintstone cars and will have a long learning curve with the new ones.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:52 PM
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I got a new car this January. When Daylight Savings happened, I could NOT figure out how to change the clock. I looked at the manual- nothing. I looked it up on you tube and thought okay, I got it. Except I didn't because mine didn't look like that. Apparently the person doing the video had a fancier model than me.

I finally figured out how to do it by setting the clock to some automatic setting where it automatically syncs to my phone when connected via bluetooth. I still have no idea how to do it manually. My last car (same brand) had a button you just pushed near the clock. What was wrong with that??
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:53 PM
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I watched youtube videos about my car, just like about my phone. Still figuring out Android Auto.


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Old 06-12-2019, 07:05 PM
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Quote:
dutchgirl: You’re scaring me!
hahahaha

cvt: I felt a little guilty getting rid of the 2007 Accord. It was fine and probably would have been good for another 100,000+ miles, but I was ready for a tech upgrade.
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we feel like we are driving Flintstone cars
hahahahaha

Haley23: I got my car after the time change so I'll need to figure out how to do that. For as much technology that it has, it seems like it should connect to some satellite clock and change automatically!

MKat: I've watched numerous YouTube videos. Very helpful.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:34 PM
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I bought my new car 2 years ago and I just found out I have heated seats a few months ago. So many buttons with odd symbols!
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:03 PM
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I travel for work sometimes and usually end up with a rental. They are fancy (to me) with backup cameras and side light indicators when cars are in your blind spot! Who knew??? I thought I'd "made it" when I got a sunglass holder and power windows/seats in my car!

The rentals do other things, too, but I don't know how to use them. The keyless entry is kind of cool- I just figured out how to open -or lock- the car door without ever taking the key out of my bag right before I turned it in. So exciting!
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:40 AM
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My car is a 2007 and feels like a dinosaur. I will be getting a new car this summer and I'm a little scared . Some of these features will take some getting used to. No key needed to start the car, WTH? And how about when you come to a red light, your car shuts off. When you lift off the brake it starts up again, cool, but weird! I have a feeling the owners manual will be my best friend .
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:21 AM
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My car does not shut off when it comes to a stop but my friend test drove one that did. She said it was very odd.


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Old 06-13-2019, 06:54 AM
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When I got my new car just a few years ago, I handed the manual and my phone over to youngest DD and said “make the magic happen.”

I still can’t make a phone call through my car’s system. But I can answer an incoming one
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:53 AM
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The salesman spent at least 30 minutes with me in my new car explaining a lot of it. There was just a lot to take in. He asked for my phone and did the pairing.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:09 AM
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I love my new car with all the bells and whistles! I especially like the automatic high beams. Recently I noticed that my headlights turn in the direction I'm turning, so cool! Took almost 2 years to figure that out! Also, can't live without Apple Carplay now, lol!
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:38 AM
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My salesman paired my phone with my car too. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention, because today I have to pair my new phone with my car!
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:05 AM
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If the dealership isn't too far away, pay your salesman a visit! You paid enough for the car, right?!
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:45 AM
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I have a 2016 forester. The salesman spent over two hours on the tech stuff. I can deal with the paired phone and back up camera and safety features. I still pop into dealer twice a year to have clock changed!
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