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Lee's new Dark Blue Metallic LTZ

lmychajluk

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Okay, finally pulled myself out of the drivers seat long enough today to take a picture:
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So far, I'm really liking the truck!

Intitial observations:
1) The ride is real smooth and quiet.
2) On level road with the cruise on, the instant MPGs were showing as high as 22-23 (w/ the 4.10s!), though I'm sure once I calcuate a real average it'll be a little lower. It also seems to switch into V4 mode very frequently, which I guess is a good thing.
3) The seat is comfortable, but I wish the steering wheel telescoped, as it seems to be a little too far away when my feet are in a comfortable position on the pedals.
4) Brakes work great, as indicated by the panic stop I had to do on a 2-lane road w/ no shoulders after the guy in front of me braked hard for a disabled car in the other lane.
5) Not sure if it's a pro/con, but the bedliner is really sticky! A case of beer stays put, but so does a large roll of cork that I was trying to slide into the bed.

3 minor problems so far (nothing major, just nitpicking):
1) The first time I went to work the midgate, I didn't notice that the truck was delivered w/ the rear seatbelt caught in the latch, so when I opened the midgate, the cross-beam dropped and the window fell. Luckily, nothing seemed to have broke, but I will bring the wrinkled seatbelt where it was caught in the latch to the dealer's attention.

2) When navigating, when you get to your destination, the backup cam will not engage until after the unit completes its "you have arrived" prompt. In 3 days, this happened twice already as I pulled up to my destination and went to back into a parking spot.

3) Sometimes, it seems as if the seat does not go back to the preset position when you return after exiting the truck w/ the 'easy exit' option set, though this could just be me not understanding what re-sets the seats. (Ie, once I left the truck, but didn't lock/unlock it, and when I got back in, the seat was all the way back.) I'm also trying to figure out what else gets re-set w/ the driver presets, as the radio / nav volumes seem to always be too low.

I have some chrome accents going on in the next few days, and I'll be talking to my local 4x4 shop about a lift tomorrow (hopefully!).
 
Cograts on the new vehicle.

As far as the preset seats...need to use the remote to get it to move back to where you had it set. Will move seat and mirrors. Haven't noticed radio changing with seats.

1 remote should be for preset 1 and the other for preset 2, however you need to set it that way in you settings for it to recognize the 2 different remotes.

Enjoy!  :B:
 
Congrats on your new AV! I know you're enjoying driving it  :drive:
 
lmychajluk said:
Okay, finally pulled myself out of the drivers seat long enough today to take a picture:
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3) Sometimes, it seems as if the seat does not go back to the preset position when you return after exiting the truck w/ the 'easy exit' option set, though this could just be me not understanding what re-sets the seats. (Ie, once I left the truck, but didn't lock/unlock it, and when I got back in, the seat was all the way back.) I'm also trying to figure out what else gets re-set w/ the driver presets, as the radio / nav volumes seem to always be too low.

Very nice.  She sure is Shiney!  Got to love the blue! :love: :B:

My '03 I have always had problems with the easy exit seat.  It would never go back to the original position.  Always would inch further and further back.  Also, when I would have the seat reclined and push the memory, sometimes it would not got back to the original position.  So, you are not alone with your seat prob.

Congrats on a BEAUTIFUL AV!
 
Look at that amazing blue shine & reflection!  If you lift it, will it still fit in your garage?
 
Looks nice!!!! 


stingray502 said:
I think it is the pretty color in the whole world....but maybe I am biased >:D

You biased??????  NOOOOO!  Don't even think such a thing!!! :wave:
 
ava-gal said:
Look at that amazing blue shine & reflection!? If you lift it, will it still fit in your garage?

It doesn't fit in the garage now!? :E: <Wishes for 3-car garage>

But that's ok, the Avy's cousin from the old country is staying in the garage. I'll try and post pics of them together sometime when they're both clean.
 
Ok, a little late, but I promised some pics of the Avy (now w/ some mods) and the cuz from Germany. Since I washed them both today, I figured it would be as good a time as any!

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i am soooo happy for you ! ! !  that looks AWESOME !  huge congrats on your new ride and so glad u posted pics :love:
 
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