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hey that's cool you can customize which interfaces you see in the cluster...and the touch screen swipes, or so it seems...you can also change color schemes... kinda cool
 

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I'm guessing your local dealership provided you with this owners manual. Did they happen to give you anything else? Sharing is caring ;)
 

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I'm guessing your local dealership provided you with this owners manual. Did they happen to give you anything else? Sharing is caring ;)
hehh... at this point it looks like there are some people here who know more then the dealers... only thing left for them to share with us are the fekking cars...

(oh and Si stuff, yea Si stuff!!!!)
 

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Wow 593 pages. I'll have to figure out a way to skim through that and find the good bits. Awesome that we have this posted up here.

Was it leaked or something? I assume Honda isn't giving it out to everyone.
 

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That's long. I'll let you guys tell me the interesting stuff. Other tahn that I'll wait till I have a specific question and then look it up. I'm not looking to spend a few hours reading a 600 page document :p
 

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Admittedly, I didn't read the whole thing either but if you're trying to find something specific there's always the search function. :D
 

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I definitely found some neat stuff in there. Like Smartie said, it's cool that you can select which items show up as you scroll through the choices in the instrument panel from the steering wheel, and also set which apps and widgets are on which home screen. Also, there's actually a task manager you can use to kill apps running in the headunit!

You can turn the green/green-white/white fuel efficiency bars off, which I don't think I can do on my Accord and I'd like to. It bugs me seeing it dip into green-white going up slight hills on the interstate.

You can make the headlights turn on whenever the wipers are on, which is cool since you're required by law to do that in my state.

You can make the tripometer and mpg meter reset automatically whenever you refill the tank.

In one place the manual says the clock sets itself from GPS, then in another it says it sets it from your smartphone. Either way, I'll enjoy not having to set the clock or adjust it for DST.

In addition to not having a fuel cap, there's also no fuel door release inside the car like every Honda I've owned has had. You just push the door from outside the car to open it, but that only works if the driver's door is unlocked.

You can set the car to lock the doors automatically when it detects you've walked away.

You can open all the windows and the moonroof from the remote.

Both USB ports can be used for data devices (i.e. not just charging). This is great, since all my music is on an iPod but my phone is Android.

The adaptive cruise control can be turned off, to make it regular cruise control. I love this because I had a Mazda6 before and you couldn't. In some situations, I wanted regular cruise. It also says the ACC will apply brakes if a car in front of you slows, but won't apply brakes to maintain set speed if you're coasting down a steep hill. I like that too, because that annoyed me with my Mazda.

Another cool thing is that if you're going 25 or below (even stopped), hitting the cruise SET will set your speed to 25mph. So you can turn it on at any point in the city. One negative, though, is that while the car will completely stop if the car in front of you does while using ACC, it won't start going again when they do. I thought it would. Each time you have to hit RES or the gas pedal to resume going with the ACC set speed. Yet it warns you not to get out of the car if it was stopped by the ACC system, because it can result in the car taking off without you in it, lol! Maybe if you hit RES as you were stepping out?

The stereo has something called DTS Neural Surround, but no details on it - not even whether it's on by default or not. I'm guessing that may be only in Touring's with the 10-speaker system, though, since those surround systems usually are in cars with a center speaker.

The Sirius stuff is really cool. It will buffer all 12 of your preset stations in memory as soon as you turn the car on. Then anytime you switch to a preset, it will jump back to start playing whatever song is currently on that station from the beginning. The buffer is 30 minutes, too, so you can jump back to previous songs, too, if you've been driving long enough. And the buffer for your current station, preset or not, is 60 minutes. That will be so cool on long trips.
 

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The only bummer is CVT maintenance. The manual says you can't check or replace fluid yourself. This is a bummer because my 06 Civic CVT has a dip stick and a drain plug and it takes almost no time to replace fluid. I'm not a fan of paying the dealer hundreds of dollars to do something that a back-yard mechanic can do.
 

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The only bummer is CVT maintenance. The manual says you can't check or replace fluid yourself. This is a bummer because my 06 Civic CVT has a dip stick and a drain plug and it takes almost no time to replace fluid. I'm not a fan of paying the dealer hundreds of dollars to do something that a back-yard mechanic can do.
how often does it have to be changed?
 

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Honda says at 60k miles for the accord cvt. I would personally do it with much shorter intervals, probably every 30-40k.
With plans to own it beyond warranty and beyond a lease term, that will be a must. I've always been hesitant to keep a new vehicle in its first year longer than warranty or the shortest lease term.
 

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It doesn't mention, that I can find, the personalized settings feature described in the Comfort & Convenience press release as:
Driver Preferences
The Civic EX and above trims come with two keyless remotes with unique identifiers. Each remote can be set with unique profiles to accommodate the individual preferences of two different drivers. The available preferences include driver seat and mirror positions. Other preferences include audio system [presets], air conditioning preferences, and navigation system settings. In the event both owners use the car at the same time, the Civic will recognize the keyless remote that approaches the driver's door first.
This feature would probably make the difference for us between and EX-T and an EX-L. Can anybody confirm the EX and above trims actually have it and it's just not described in the OM?
 

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I was wondering about that too! I don't see how it could be on the car but not mentioned in the owner's manual at all. Maybe it was a planned feature but they couldn't get it ready in time for launch, and will come next year.
 
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