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Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 27, 2010, 7:51 pm

On Sat, 27 Feb 2010 13:29:29 -0600, jim wrote:

No shit Sherlock!

Don't you read the OM when you get a new car?

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on February 27, 2010, 6:31 pm

day 1, to self:  "I don't need an owner's manual, I know how to drive."

day 3, to Usenet:  "Does anyone know how to set the radio station
presets on my shiny new 2010 model $5,000 toy?"

day 20, to Usenet:  "The guy at the gas station told me I don't need 93
octane fuel, that I'm wasting my money!  But I heard from a friend of
the guy who works at the Taco Bell near me that 93 octane will give my
Civic more power.  Clearly, he's correct; I know it, I can feel it when
I drive.  One time my wife put 87 in by mistake, and this baby was
hugely sluggish all around town until I drove around the outerbelt four
times to get rid of it so I could put Kwiki-Mart 93 back in."

day 45, to Usenet:  "I took the car in for some warranty work, and Honda
said it needs its 3000 mile service; is $50 too much?"

day 93, to Usenet:  "After Jiffy-Lube put engine oil into my auto trans
and then overfilled my crankcase by a quart and a half, those bastards
didn't reset my check engine light!  Does anyone know how to reset that?  
And can anyone confirm that my system takes 10W40 oil?  'Cuz that's what
they say they used."

(yes, I know I used "check engine light" and "Honda said"; that was

Posted by jim beam on February 27, 2010, 6:38 pm

On 02/27/2010 10:31 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

right on.

nomina rutrum rutrum

Posted by E. Meyer on February 27, 2010, 5:24 pm

On 2/27/10 10:05 AM, in article 0r6dnRTgAvRO3xTWnZ2dnUVZ_jmdnZ2d@bright.net,

You both have your facts confused. It only takes three seconds to turn it
off if its running down the road in gear.  When its sitting in the driveway
in Park, the normal state of cars about to be turned off, a single touch
turns it off.  

Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 27, 2010, 7:45 pm

On Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:05:37 -0600, jim wrote:

We're kind of assuming you familiarize yourself with a vehicle loaded with
technology that may be unfamiliar BEFORE you find yourself hurtling
through space at 125 MPH. How had she been turning the car off before that?

A lot of companies have adopted it. I think Honda was one of the first
with the S2000.

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