"Automatic" for the smart driver

jmp316

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Is it on sale yet? I've been interested in this for a long time...
 

jmp316

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I've got one and LOVE it! Works like a charm!


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Any more details?!?! I think I'm going to wait until Christmas to get mine...
 

Josh Yates

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Here's my screen:

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It's awesome to have some feedback as to how you're driving. Too fast accelerations, too quick to break & driving over 70 mph gives you audible beep warnings (they can be muted) & effect your weekly "score." It keeps track of weekly mpg and gives you a weekly approximation of fuel cost based on your location. GPS location for remembering where you parked. Feature will come that if your in an accident, it will call 911 and up to three emergency contacts. Finally the check engine code is awesome...worth the price of it alone, IMO. It tells you what the code is for, possible fixes and gives directions to the nearest garage if needed. You can even clear the code with your phone.

All in all, I love making my car "smarter" with Automatic. Great peace of mind (especially since I work on my cars, but not a mechanic) and great feedback to increase mpg.


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IllusionEntity

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Here's my screen:

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It's awesome to have some feedback as to how you're driving. Too fast accelerations, too quick to break & driving over 70 mph gives you audible beep warnings (they can be muted) & effect your weekly "score." It keeps track of weekly mpg and gives you a weekly approximation of fuel cost based on your location. GPS location for remembering where you parked. Feature will come that if your in an accident, it will call 911 and up to three emergency contacts. Finally the check engine code is awesome...worth the price of it alone, IMO. It tells you what the code is for, possible fixes and gives directions to the nearest garage if needed. You can even clear the code with your phone.

All in all, I love making my car "smarter" with Automatic. Great peace of mind (especially since I work on my cars, but not a mechanic) and great feedback to increase mpg.


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12.8MPG?! My Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI does 76.9MPG!
 

Josh Yates

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Wow! Great for you! The Journey is a family car & all we drive is in traffic. When we go on trips, we get up to 24-26 MPG. It's what we have. :)


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RoofMonkey

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Gotta admit thou, from my town to Palermo it's 11 miles all down hill, the strategy was to lean forward and let gravity do it's thing.
What's the mileage on the return trip, since it's all uphill? Or is it downhill both ways? LOL
 
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I wonder if the police can use this data against you in case of a ticket or accident...orrrr if you can use this in court for your own defense?