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  1. Garmin map updates

    2G Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
    Garmin Map Update Fail - MAJOR REPAIR Have a look at my experience with a navigation system that failed. Could be same for you.
  2. Garmin Map Update Fail - MAJOR REPAIR

    2G Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
    Simple instructions here:
  3. Garmin Map Update Fail - MAJOR REPAIR

    2G Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
    Went to update my map using the standard process. Each time, after download through Garmin Express there was a failure to load by the unit in the truck. So the truck was initially writing the information correctly to the memory stick, but once information was on the memory stick and plugged back...
  4. Horn alarm goes off unexpectly

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    Re: Horn alarm REPAIRED Had the same problem. Problem was intermittent and I was out of town so friend had towed to dealer. Dealer kept for several days and did not notice the problem (intermittent) until I was about to pick up the truck five days later. They called to tell me the alarm had...
  5. Time Zone Change - NOT

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    I drive cross country several times a year. In my Gen 1, within a few miles of passing a sign saying I was in a new time zone, my clock changed. In my Gen 2 I *think* that may have happened similarly in the first six months or so after I bought it (June 2016), but maybe not. In any case, it no...
  6. 2018: 1st oil change, almost no oil!

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    There are 33,000+ miles on my G2. I've had no oil loss to speak of during that time. I check it very occasionally. I agree with others that checking the oil regularly is a good practice. The Honda manual says you should do it at every gas fill-up I believe (yeah right). Realistically, very few...
  7. Busted Running Light - Anyone Fixed One?

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    The lens of one of my running lights apparently caught a rock and is broken. Has anyone replaced one of these? I'm not finding the parts online. The only part that's broken is the lens. The light works. But I assume I have to replace the whole assembly. Any advice appreciated.
  8. Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

    There is little point in complaining about or trying to trash CR ratings. They survey owners and report their responses. Since they survey all owners of all vehicles using the same methodology, the relative reliability (and other ratings) are directly comparable. Since CR takes no advertising...
  9. What Did You Pay?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    OK. Would you mind sharing the name of the dealer? Others could certainly benefit by your experience if this dealer is willing to sell at invoice based on a simple phone call.
  10. What Did You Pay?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    In your earlier post, you said it went like this (quoting your post below). Sorry, but I'm not buying your brag. ===== In my RL buying experience... Me: "Hi, I'm calling in regard to the white RTL-T Ridgeline you have. I'll be up in 15 min. to buy it if I can have it at invoice" Salesman...
  11. What Did You Pay?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Maybe. Until someone shows that it's possible, we won't know. You have made some fairly bold claims here, but the reality is that the ad suggests that for one dealer, the RTL-T (which you bought) is being heavily discounted, whereas the RTL-E is not...
  12. What Did You Pay?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    That gives an idea of why there are better deals available (e.g. invoice pricing) on the lower trim levels. Seems like the RTL-E is still in high demand (per this dealer's pricing), but that there are great deals on lower trim levels.
  13. What Did You Pay?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    I suppose part of this is an issue of the relative desirability of the RTL-T (which it appears you bought), especially in your area. I agree with the general approach that making a firm, take it or leave it cash offer is a useful bargaining tool and can avoid messy negotiations, but as you've...
  14. What Did You Pay?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    As Edmunds notes in the following article, "When cars are new in the marketplace, such as the Mini Clubman, they often command over-sticker prices." There are plenty of historical examples of this. You can insist on paying no more than sticker price, but then someone else may get it instead of...
  15. What Did You Pay?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    I noted that another poster argued that this was $500 too much. I don't know what RTL-E's are selling for in your area right now, but like all new vehicles (and for that matter homes), the real value is a function of what people are willing to pay for it at the time you buy. It may very well...