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Nothing has gone wrong with my car so nothing to talk about. I'm due for
an oil change soon though.
Related to automotive (rather than politics) I did buy a new Garmin 2370
GPS. I was going to buy the Europe maps for my old one, but I used it last
week and the screen is starting to fade for daylight use. So, I updated
and bought a model with the maps included.
One of the features of this model is Bluetooth. Since my Sonata has that
built in, I have no need for it in my gps. . . . or do I?
How about a diagnostic code reader?
It plugs into the OBII connector and uses Bluetooth to send the data to the
Nuvi screen. It gives a lot of BS information, but if it gives codes, it
may be worth having some day.
Their technical data:
The Garmin 010-11380-00 ecoRoute hd transforms your nuvi into a real-time
computer saving you gas, time, and money. This easy-to-install device not
only provides fuel and mileage reports, but you get more accurate fuel
consumption/conservation data. With ecoRoute hd, you not only save fuel, but
the vehicle diagnosing capabilities could also save a trip to the mechanic.
The Garmin 010-11380-00 ecoRoute hd plugs directly in your vehicle's
standardized onboard diagnostics port (OBD II). It provides drivers with
more accurate data, making fuel conversion easier than ever, and they can
monitor engine data like temperature, RPM, and emission.
ecoRoute hd Features:
Saves Gas, Time, and Money by Providing Fuel and Mileage Reports
-Giving you More Accurate Fuel Consumption data
Simple to Install
Accurate Fuel Consumption and Carbon Footprint
Real Time Engine and Emissions Data
Reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes
-Allows you to View Trouble Codes like Check Engine Light
If you have to ask, means, you are not using it, so most likely NO, you
do not need it.
For that price, you can get a better standalone code reader that will
allow you to erase the codes too.
As this: http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=OBII+reader
Your car already has a built-in computer using the same data to report
to you the same results.... So, I see not point to duplicate it.
Most of the 'Features' are marketing BS, with not application in real life.
It does more than read codes. They tout it as a fuel saver as it can give
you detailed consumption if you want it. It also give engine temperature
rpm, etc. The code reading is secondary. Like any multi-purpose tools,
there are compromises.
Well, my 06 Sonata was just in for its 60K service. About 10 more
days until I've owned it for five years.
Over five years, the most expensive "repair" was replacing the stock
radio with something better. Too bad it took me four years to get
around to doing that.
It's been a good car, still able to out accelerate almost any -er, I
mean, it runs fine. The only thing showing its age is that the
stone chips are starting to add up.
The Lambda V6 is a thirsty beast. It might also be my lead foot.
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