New EX Owner
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Jersey
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
If this thread is doing something, itís reaffirming that what I do while learning about my new car isnít nuts lol.
I put it out there asking you all, but didnít add in the features I use as well.
On infotainment, I use everything. I subscribe to Sirius/XM, and the 10th gen brought back a lot of the customizations and alerts I thought were long gone from cars like shows and episodes.
I use every feature CarPlay offers. The maps are great, I love that I could tell Siri to take me home, take me to work, or take me to someone in my contacts list. Same with restaurants in the area. I use Podcasts, Audio books, and have had full conversations using Siri with Messages with my eyes never leaving the road, and the texts going through exactly as I say them. The phone audio is crystal clear.
HD radio sounds excellent and seems to be more stabile in this car than the 9th gen. I love the added stations to stations Iíve listened to for years.
Sensing has been a true test in faith as I explore it. Stuck in traffic this week, I tried the ACC with my foot REAL close to that brake pedal. I was completely blown away when it came to a full stop, and then accelerated by itself. This a great way for me to move the seat back and take a nap while going over the George Washington Bridge <just kidding of course> but it totally helps me relax my legs into different positions for a second when I get uncomfortable.
The sensor for the sides when Iím backing up is handy as my neighbor has kids that donít pay attention so I always pay extra while backing up, every extra sensor helps.
I use the lane assist features, and have a special appreciation for Sensing as a whole for others on the road around me. As dangerous as it is made clear, I always see people texting while driving. Last year my car was totaled by someone behind me texting. If people are going to insist on doing this, at least it will possibly save others a lot of grief if the car is taking control while these dimwits arenít paying attention.
I like that the car locks the doors when I walk away, my 9th gen didnít always lock when I pressed the lock button, and oddly sometimes I would accidentally unlock the car with the remote in my pocket. I donít wear skinny jeans btw.
One special feature I really enjoy is that brake hold button. Another Godsend when in traffic.
The HD Tach that can change information is used often. Good to have when Iím listening to Sirius\XM while CarPlay, I can see the station.
I also like the customization of the buttons so I could add Settings, Sirius/XM, and CarPlay on the top dock of the home screen.
The one and only quirk is the clock location changing on the infotainment between CarPlay and the system. I also wish HUD was an add on option on the EXL.
Appreciate the thoughtful responses, keep em coming. Iím confident one of us will learn something new.
One last thing, do a youtube search on electronic parking brake. A reviewer tested it out.
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