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by mellobob
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heated seat question
Replies: 19
Views: 7266

Re: Heated seat question

There are some things in life better that heated seats :o Like a heated steering wheel! Love them ... don't like the one in the Mistsu as much as others 'cause the top part where I like to keep my hands (yes, I know all about the "right" position) isn't heated.
by mellobob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: North America - USA and Canada
Topic: Prospective owner with some different questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5378

Re: Prospective owner with some different questions

Another BCer here. Same experiences. I've done the Creston/Salmo route a number of times with no problems. It's not the highest pass in the world (1775m), but it's pretty famous for burning out brakes on the downhill ... in this car the friction pads hardly get used since it's doing regen most of th...
by mellobob
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: North America - USA and Canada
Topic: Prospective USA Owner questions- looking for feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 8502

Re: Prospective USA Owner questions- looking for feedback

At 25 miles each way you'll need to charge at both ends of the trip. If you have free charging at work, use it! You get a charger with the car. It's a "slow" version which runs on 100volts. I think it's about 5 to 8 hours. I had an existing 220 outlet in the parking area so I got a level 2 charger w...
by mellobob
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What can be done with CarPlay?
Replies: 12
Views: 5776

Re: What can be done with CarPlay?

I just tried Android Auto for the first time ... just got a data plan on my phone. A few notes: - I've got 2018 here in Canada. No builtin nav. - I still have an older standalone Garmin nav tablet. - Moto G5 phone (a few years old). - No problem connecting. Just plug in, wait for the AA screen on th...
by mellobob
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Best Home Charging Point with OLEV UK
Replies: 10
Views: 5407

Re: Best Home Charging Point with OLEV UK

I would assume the only difference between the 16 and 32 amp units would be cable thickness? So, with the price being the same (very unusual) go for the heavier one!
by mellobob
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What can be done with CarPlay?
Replies: 12
Views: 5776

Re: What can be done with CarPlay?

You don't say what country you are in. In Canada the '18 has carplay and android auto. I've tried AA and it works fine. Just have to the app on your phone.
by mellobob
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: GPS on 2018 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

Re: GPS on 2018 ?

I was wondering the same thing. Only thing I can figure is the it needs GPS for setting the clock and since the chip is there might as well display it as a menu option. Silly ... but they can say it has GPS ... just no nav :)
by mellobob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Distance Potential When Charged
Replies: 13
Views: 6631

Re: Distance Potential When Charged

Seems a shame to miss out on the regen potential by starting out with full battery. Have you tried stopping the charging early? I have the exact same problem. No way out of my home but to go down a 1km hill. Not only do I lose out of the recharge (I think), but I think I'm using friction braking mo...
by mellobob
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Test drove the MY2019 outlander PHEV
Replies: 15
Views: 9177

Re: Test drove the MY2019 outlander PHEV

I have one in Canada and it definitely came with heated steering. It was a must have ... it gets cold here :) I think the base model doesn't have it, but the other 2 (can't remember the names, sorry) do.
by mellobob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Distance Potential When Charged
Replies: 13
Views: 6631

Re: Distance Potential When Charged

My understanding is that it has nothing to do with the charge (assuming it is full). The GUESS is based on prior driving ... so if you've been doing lots of hilly stuff you'll get a lower number; flat or even better, downhill, driving before charging will give a higher number. I don't know what the ...

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