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post #12 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 08:27 AM
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Location: DFW, Texas
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I assume this was not on the 2015 models, because I have never heard of it.

This is something the auto insurance guys advertise. Flo at Progressive has her Snapshot, guess it plugs in to where you plug the scanners for Check Engine Light analysis.

I prefer for my insurance company to not know how many miles I drive a year: If they knew, they would raise my rates on that alone, much less any hard acceleration or braking, hard turns, number of times the Stabilitrak, ABS, or even the Collision Avoidance were engaged. Heck, last night I got the Collision Alert alarm again for a shadow cast by an overhead highway sign.

Can you imagine the system reporting:

1. You drove 50 miles yesterday in the DFW area.
2. You were driving 65 MPH in a metropolitan area (freeway) for 40 miles of the 50 miles driven.
3. During this time, your Collision Alert was on green for 25 miles, yellow for 14.8 miles, and red for 0.2 miles. (The other 10 miles, you were driving below 25 MPH so the system could not tattle to us about your driving habits.)
4. The system could not tell us that this was rush hour traffic, everyone was driving at 65 MPH, with less than 2 car lengths between cars, because if you give them 3 car lengths, someone will cut you off and that yellow warning would go to red constantly.

No thanks.

2015 Canyon SLT, Copper Red, 2WD, CC, SB, V6, Tow, blk leather, factory spray liner, safety pkg, generic roll up bed cover.
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