/ Latest grab by auto manufactures #391
Got to try a randmcnally today side by side with the garmin. My thoughts, they are both terrible!Sorry your more recent post got 86'd... tried to like it but couldn't
I gave up on my Garmin. Even with updates it went into a "spin" when approaching Indy on westbound 74 because of not so recent construction changes. Then would send me on the loop all the way around the city for a location that was only a couple miles from the exit nearest the "spin".
Coming back from that location it was fine which was how I learned that I was routed the long way. I guess it also had a "senior moment" like Scranton.
The new electronic everything has caused a major downgrade in vehicle reliability in the past couple years. Checking the Consumer Reports charts wherein people report on the vehicles they own, electronic problems are far and away the most prominent. I have been wanting to get something more comfortable than my 16 year old Jeep Wrangler, so shopping for either a new Jeep or the new Bronco. The results of my research are scary! Who would want a vehicle meant to be driven far from the beaten path that disables itself when it detects something wrong with the electronics? From one of the Jeep forums - what a message to see on your Jeep's dash display out in the middle of nowhere!My friend recently bought a brand new Ford truck after seeing how much I liked mine.
Well he just sold it off and bought an old pre-emission Ram Cummins again (his 3rd or 4th? that he will do a full body off frame restoration)
His reason.....I don't like all the electronics in this new truck.
I think you will be seeing a lot of people doing this.
I agree with you 100%............not get out of park because the engine would not run - so that rotary dial "shifter" on the dash wouldn't work.
I like electronic ignition and a lot of other things which have been introduced in the last 30 years. Some things though, not so much. Traction control and stabiltrack are a PITA. Electronic steering and brakes are downright scary. I don't even like ABS and used to disable it until I realized how much grief that would cause if I ever was involved in an accident. It takes 15 seconds for my Colorado to shift into 4WD... often I only need it engaged for 1/2 of that time.Me, I'll take having to throw a set of points and a condenser in every 20K. Do I need electronics to turn on my wipers, set my cab temperature, put the car in park if I open the door so on and so on, not a chance.......M