Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Burlington, Ontario
To be honest all the little bugs do make me miss my older cars. I put the ABS to sleep on my old 96 when it started acting up, but all the way up to 300,000km with a head gasket leak at the end I never saw a check engine once in all that time. Go figure.
My first car didn't even know what a computer was, it was a carbureted '86 Chevy Celebrity and the worst lights that ever came on was OIL when it was running out and CHOKE when it stalled. Simpler times.
That said, I do love this car. I just notice it's a rather glitchy SOB. Once while cruising through downtown Oakville along Lakeshore at around 11pm, cruise control locked on about 55kph, the cruise suddenly shut off and the message center ran through about 6 different error messages all at once, telling me that the cruise was off, the stability was off, something else I forget, and then it showed that it was shifting into Park and then back to Drive and then back to Park and then back to Drive and then back to Park and then back to Drive. That was a bit weird.
Like I said, it seems glitchy as all hell, but it has yet to f*** with me to the extent that I can't drive it so we're still cool.
As for my winter tire-buying experience, I was told it would throw off my speedo but not any sensors. Ah well. I had to go to 17's because 18's were quite a bit more and I was embarking on a jobless 4 months while going to Humber College every day of the week, and so I needed snows for safety. Good thing too, that turned out to be a bitch of a winter.
2009 G8 V6