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#61 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:55 PM

My wife and I won one of the first Ohio lottery games. This was just before we were married.....41 years later....it's all gone, so I have no $$$ to contribute.

I won the lottery when I married my wife and all that talk about her being an heiress was just humor.

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You did it right though, spend it while you're able.  :spend:

 

 

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#62 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

I won the lottery when I married my wife and all that talk about her being an heiress was just humor.
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You did it right though, spend it while you're able.  :spend:
 
 
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That goes down like warm chocolate milk. :)

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#63 OFFLINE   hermans

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:16 AM

I won the lottery when I married my wife and all that talk about her being an heiress was just humor.

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You did it right though, spend it while you're able.  :spend:

 

 

:flirt:  Say, that Sunbeam Tiger would be a thoughtful gift...

That car is helping to finance my retirement. I have a very expensive hobby.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:15 AM

What are your little irritants?

The finger slicer built into the steering wheel at 6 o'clock.

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#65 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

The finger slicer built into the steering wheel at 6 o'clock.


Is that still the case for the newer model years?
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#66 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

Is that still the case for the newer model years?

Same on my wife's 2014, but I don't know about newer than that.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:57 PM

The finger slicer built into the steering wheel at 6 o'clock.

Maybe I'm still too much of a newbie, but I don't recall hearing about this issue?



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:14 PM

Maybe I'm still too much of a newbie, but I don't recall hearing about this issue?


If you stick your finger thru the opening at the 6 o'clock position the plastic piece has / had a sharp unfinished edge to it. It's kinda sharp therefore finger slicer.
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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:14 AM

yeah the wheel has several of those throughout. 


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:14 AM

My FFH irritant is the center console. I had several years with the center console of my 2005 Subaru Legacy (with Japan market add-on) providing a top shallow compartment (keys, small camera, pen, etc) and a much deeper lower compartment for everything else. The top compartment swung out of the way to access the lower compartment. Fast forward to my 2015 FFH and I have one deep compartment only, partially blocked by the semi-worthless small tray that holds very little. All in all, a limited-thinking design in a car that has much great-thinking design.

That useless little tray is the change holder!

It is poorly designed and awkward to get to and one of MY pet peeves!

 

My other pet peeve is the forward air dam, it is just low enough to hit most of the parking curbs i pull up to just enough to scrape the bottom :(


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:18 PM

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My other pet peeve is the forward air dam, it is just low enough to hit most of the parking curbs i pull up to just enough to scrape the bottom :(

 

My '04 Buick Century had the same low-hanging air dam underneath, and between that car and my FFH, they have trained me to not pull all the way up to the curbs. Fortunately, the lines on the parking spots are long enough that my FFH does not jut out past those lines even if I don't pull all the way into the parking spot.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:32 PM

My other pet peeve is the forward air dam, it is just low enough to hit most of the parking curbs i pull up to just enough to scrape the bottom :(

 

That seems to be a problem across many new cars now.  I damaged the front air dam on my Focus on a parking curb.  I have a neighbor that tore his off on his Honda Odyssey simply by driving through deep snow.  They are easily damaged.



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 10:01 AM

 

My '04 Buick Century had the same low-hanging air dam underneath, and between that car and my FFH, they have trained me to not pull all the way up to the curbs. Fortunately, the lines on the parking spots are long enough that my FFH does not jut out past those lines even if I don't pull all the way into the parking spot.

I am a 'all in' kinda guy. I need a front curb feeler to stop earlier. Anybody ever seen one?


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 05:31 PM

If you add curb feelers, be prepared for your car to migrate towards water. It will be a catfish then! :)


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 09:13 PM

If you add curb feelers, be prepared for your car to migrate towards water. It will be a catfish then! :)

 

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#76 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 09:52 PM

I am a 'all in' kinda guy. I need a front curb feeler to stop earlier. Anybody ever seen one?

I try to avoid the catfish look by using these parking guides...

Plus, notice the boat fenders next to the license plate frame for a soft landing.  ;)

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

I am a 'all in' kinda guy. I need a front curb feeler to stop earlier. Anybody ever seen one?

Well, Skydogz, here's an electronic curb feeler that won't make your car look like a catfish. GrySql, you might want to consider this too! And while you're there, check out the (add-on) Homelink product. That's the universal garage door opener for those of us without the moonroof option. They're not hard to install and you can find used ones on eBay for around $25. Just search on "Homelink".

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:18 PM

LOL I forgot about those!


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:30 PM

I find the lack of a directional graphic for the front parking sensors to be a little irritating. When you put the car in reverse, the camera will show green/yellow/red squares indicating the direction the obstruction is in if the rear sensors also go off. However, with the front sensors, you have to look carefully to determine what caused the beeping. 

 

By directional graphic I mean something like this:

 

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Given how high tech the rest of the car is, I'm actually surprised Ford didn't include a feature like this.

 

However, most cars in the Fusion's class don't offer parking sensors at all, so I'm lucky to have them on both the front and the rear for under $30k!

 

Another thing I find irritating is that if you want a factory garage door opener you must buy the moonroof. I got my car pre-owned so I didn't exactly get to choose, but if I had bought it new, I would've ignored that option and just spliced a remote into the visor myself (or done a visor swap with a scrap car). I personally detest moonroofs - they add extra weight (which affects fuel economy), they're a vulnerable point on the roof for wear and tear (not to mention cracking), they present an opportunity for leaking, and (at least in my family) they will go untouched for as long as you own the vehicle! Honestly, f*** mandatory moonroofs. A lot of high end luxury cars even have them standard, something my dad hates on his Lexus LS. In my opinion they're the most useless feature in a car. Others probably will have different sentiments though - I know one guy who does open his moonroof on a hot day, but I wouldn't do that out of paranoia of bird droppings haha.

 

My family doesn't like moonroofs either, and ironically all our cars since 2001 (Acura TL, Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey, Lexus LS430, Lexus LS460, both Fusions I've owned) have included one. We literally have traded in cars without ever checking once whether the moonroof worked or not. On my old car, the moonroof was the source of creaking that I couldn't do anything about (not without paying a mechanic to fix a useless feature). 


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:24 AM

Bluetooth Audio Stream Detected.

I only need to know that upon initiating the connection. Hey Sync, can you detect my track info with this source, and display it on the right-side dash screen, like you do for FM, Sirius, and USB?

Of course you can!

But you don't.... :(
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