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Old 07-21-2015, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It!

Well this is rather concerning:

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Old 07-21-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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I am loving my 1995 Firefly more and more.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:28 PM   #3
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"Black Hat" hackers are the same bad guys that steal personal information files so as to be able to hack into bank accounts and credit cards.
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I just bought my latest "new" car... a low mileage 1995 Mustang convertible.
I drove a 2015 but two things put me off the new car lots probably for life...

1] Failure to deliver at a reasonable price/discount.

2] Touch screen controls and altogether too much electronics.

When we bought our 2008 I commented that I may never buy another new car due to mandated ABS,ETC,ESC, TPM, etc.
Anyone could have seen this coming and it has now gone too far.

I want my car to do only what I tell it to do through conventional controls only... and do EXACTLY the same thing with the same input EVERY time.
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I just bought my latest "new" car... a low mileage 1995 Mustang convertible.
I drove a 2015 but two things put me off the new car lots probably for life...

1] Failure to deliver at a reasonable discount.

2] Touch screen controls and altogether too much electronics.

When we bought our 2008 I commented that I may never buy another new car due to mandated ABS,ETC,ESC, TPM, etc.
Anyone could have seen this coming and it has now gone too far.

I want my car to do only what I tell it to do through conventional controls only... and do EXACTLY the same thing with the same input EVERY time.

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I want my vehicle to pay for its own maintenance.
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I want my vehicle to pay for its own maintenance.
Maintenance is chump change, I want it to sneak off by itself at night and steal gas!
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After our latest round of checking out new vehicles, I had to shake my head. With all the hoopla about texting and driving, let alone the increasing requirement for hands-free phone use, it is amazing to me that the vehicle manufacturers are all touting touchscreen this and touchscreen that.
It seems counterproductive to me to have a lot of safety devices and then require/encourage a driver to take his/her eyes off the road to look at a screen to adjust something.
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When I was strongly considering a Grand Cherokee, I concluded that a 2011-2013 would be somewhat preferable to a 2014-2015 because the latter model years include a highly integrated electronic stack that controls everything. If it goes down, one can lose the speedometer readout, the climate controls (imagine not being able to turn off the heated seat when your butt starts cooking), and other important stuff. The 2011-2013 setup was much simpler and less software-dependent, and much less problematic too.

I am liking my '08 vehicle better and better.
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I'm a bit put off by all the electronics in vehicles now as well but I must admit that I have found some to be to my liking. We have a 2011 Dodge Durango -crew trim package and the keyless entry with driver setting recall has proven to be a very nice feature. I also like the tire pressure monitoring and the electronic engine/transmission gauges and the rear view camera.

I have no need for OnStar, DVD players or satellite radio and bought a Garmin GPS unit in place of the integrated GPS to avoid the access and map update fees.

Some of these new features will stand the test of time and others wont but with ongoing innovation we have much safer, more comfortable and reliable vehicles then ever before and we all can appreciate that.
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Well, I have a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Iove it. I didn't really care about the extra packages but I did get the larger touch screen for what it does for the GPS Navigation. If you are worried about being hacked, you can simply do what I did. Don't pay for Uconnect and they will shut it off. Never needed it and don't ever expect to. The rest of the vehicle is superb for my needs.
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Have you priced map updates for your Jeep Grand Cherokee? Buddy bought a Highlander and found the maps are only updated once a year and cost $250 for the install at the dealer. That's for the west coast. If you want the east coast, that's another $250.
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I got a thing in the mail awhile back and I'm pretty sure it was about $150 period. To be honest, in the other car I have a ten year old Garmin that has never been updated and it has never really been a problem.
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In my 95 fly, I have a $100 Tom Tom with lifetime free map updates. Lovin it. Since I can't lock my car doors, the Tom Tom come in the house with me.

How the auto manufactures justify charging for map updates is a mystery to me.
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