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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2019, 10:01:29 PM »
Every poke in the eye avoided's worth it :)

Been a while but rcalling now you were needing convincing on renewing the 3 in part due to munchkin (quote :D) necessitated space requirements. The slippery slope notches up a gear; quandary remains the same?
 
the 3 is better

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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 10:11:57 PM »
My lack of enthusiasm for any of the available options has gone full circle at this point. There's not really anything on the market that's grabbing me, my 3 is all paid up so as long as it doesn't break is a free car. I've got better at packing it with practice so I can now fit pram and shopping in the boot though the slightly weird front seat position required for the rear facing child seat is still a thing it's only until his next seat at 15 months old.

So I've decided to stick with it a while longer, hence the new battery and a few other bits of refresh work it's had.

In fact it's going in for some major refresh work on Tuesday..as of which point I shall have a gen 2 with Android auto, car play and DAB. Also the option of a reversing camera at a later date if I feel like it..though spent enough this time round to wait a bit.
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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 10:40:34 PM »
In fact it's going in for some major refresh work on Tuesday..as of which point I shall have a gen 2 with Android auto, car play and DAB. Also the option of a reversing camera at a later date if I feel like it..though spent enough this time round to wait a bit.

Nice. I'm still putting up with self installed Android Auto and it's worth it; just. I'd be interested to hear how stable you find the paid-for fit, especially with Waze. On the other hand I don't think I could live without the reversing camera in general & the spaces I've been able to parallel squeeze in to with ease only adds to the satisfaction.

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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2019, 11:02:18 PM »
If I'd just got the car, I'd have got the camera, the wife's c3 has one and it's canny. But I've had it 4.5 years and parked in umpteen tight spaces without it with just the rear sensors. I'm at the point now where I absolutely know where the corners are so it's a nice to have rather than essential.

We'll see how it goes, the head unit I'm getting has a specific App for Waze seperate to Android Auto so I'd be very surprised if it's unstable, though I use Google maps so would never notice.
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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2019, 11:36:23 PM »
If I'd just got the car, I'd have got the camera, the wife's c3 has one and it's canny. But I've had it 4.5 years and parked in umpteen tight spaces without it with just the rear sensors. I'm at the point now where I absolutely know where the corners are so it's a nice to have rather than essential.
Pun intended; you won't look back once you've got it :) I won't give up my day job either :P

We'll see how it goes, the head unit I'm getting has a specific App for Waze seperate to Android Auto so I'd be very surprised if it's unstable, though I use Google maps so would never notice.

Emphasis mine, lol. Thanks for the blunt irony. Made me laugh!  O0

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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 11:51:32 PM »
It's good on the C3...but I'm already spending 10% of what the car is worth if not a little more on a toy...a camera without fitting is 68 quid. Also because of where the Gen 2 number plate is it'd be useless at this time of year after a 10 minute drive. Forever cleaning the one on the C3 and the camera on that isn't knee high off the road.

Maybe I'll redownload waze..it's been many years since I used it and it could be better than I remember!

In other news..Mr Willpower is going to have a job classifying this thread.
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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2019, 10:12:35 AM »


I might need some route guidance to solve this one.  The way forward as I see it is as long as you don't deviate from your course then the destination remains the same.  So go straight ahead across the roundabout and continue home

 Other wise you will come across this sign 


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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 05:55:07 PM »
Here's a car genie related question...where on the Mazda 3 all time leader board are you? I'm currently 18th.

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Re: Car Genie & Fuel Consumption
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 05:55:07 PM »