that's retarded. it's like putting a sophisticated computerized usage
monitoring system [developed over many years and at the cost of many
millions of dollars] on an expensive piece of machinery, then using a
calendar to find out when it's due for maintenance. oh, wait...
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:07:11 -0500, "John Grossbohlin"
I saw this new widget, and my reaction was, "hey, cute, it reminds you
TO LOOK IN THE BOOK. Then I looked in the book, and it says, "light
comes on, go to dealer." Huh? Where's the map? It would be GOOD
DOCUMENTATION to include the map in the users manual, that the widget
So, to resolve the issue, preparatory to calling the dealer who I
quite expect to attempt some modest rip-offs, I come and ask a
Read the manual. Come on, guys, who on earth RTFMs? More to the
point, who on earth writes manuals worth reading? This one sucked.
It should have said, "Hey, we're serious, there isn't a fixed schedule
anymore, but here's the rough order the widget will follow."
AND, they should tell the f'ing dealers, so they can list "A-1 service
for $9.95, B-1 service for $69.95," or whatever. Since that does NOT
appear on their flyers, that is ANOTHER mismatch the Honda
organization can work on.
For that matter, why have codes in a book? Have a little voice come
out of the dash, "Honored Honda driver, please take car to dealer-san
for service and have them change my oil!" A-1. What kind of system
design is that?
yeah. I mean, you just spent $25,000 on your shiny new toy--why should
you bother to know anything about it?
Ignorance is to be celebrated, right? Just like the boyz in the hood.
Keepin' it real, right?
Every (approximate) 7500 miles the service needed light will come on and a
code will be shown (at least on my 07 v6 accord). That code will be
referenced in either the owners manual or the service log manual that came
with the car.
For the V6 at 7500 it was an oil change ($9.95) at my dealer if you bought
the car there. At 15,000 it was oil change, rotate and balance, top fluids
and check filters, brakes, suspension and for loose things etc. That was
about $100 including oil change. At 22,500 it will be $9.95 oil change
again. Pretty cheap in this phase of the cars life.
But he doesn't want to be bothered to read the manual. Apparently,
spending $25,000 for a shiny new toy isn't enough for him to want to
know how it all works.
I bet he blindly signed his mortgage papers and never had a lawyer check
everything over, either. After all, it's only $300,000. Why spend $600
on a lawyer to tell him anything about it?
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