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    I love the ACC provided by EyeSight on my 2016...

    I love the ACC provided by EyeSight on my 2016 Subaru Outback Limited. When the lead car stops only momentarily, it will stop, then resume when the lead car starts moving.

    But if the lead car...
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    But it's interesting to note that a study of...

    But it's interesting to note that a study of accident rates in Japan in 2014 concluded that safety technology including ACC, collision prevention and blind spot warnings did significantly reduce...
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    Elon Musk has commented that some drivers assume...

    Elon Musk has commented that some drivers assume too little responsibility when using AutoPilot. There have been accidents as a result.

    Various manufacturers have implemented Adaptive Cruise...
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    Poll: Yeah, me too. Bought a Subie Outback Limited with...

    Yeah, me too. Bought a Subie Outback Limited with EyeSight and Navigation, etc. Big change in my driving range, as will be making several 1,500 mile round trips/year, and need a lot more space for my...
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    My first electrified car was a 2000 Honda Insight...

    My first electrified car was a 2000 Honda Insight hybrid. The body was all aluminum and it weighed about 1,800 pounds, with a 3-cylinder engine and a combined gas/electric horsepower of 78.

    I used...
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    @Volt11: Not all ACC systems are equal, and they...

    @Volt11: Not all ACC systems are equal, and they have been evolving rather rapidly. I would hope that GM's technology will become better than ACC in 2014 vehicles.

    Subaru has one of the better ACC...
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    I'm not surprised that queries about ACC keep...

    I'm not surprised that queries about ACC keep being posted. Having experienced it with my 2016 Subaru Outback Limited with EyeSight, I don't want to drive any vehicle that doesn't have a...
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    Poll: I agree. Kasich is head and shoulders above all...

    I agree. Kasich is head and shoulders above all the other Republican and Democrat candidates in experience and ability. But it's very unlikely that he will be the Republican candidate in the national...
  9. I bought a 2016 Subaru Outback Limited with all...

    I bought a 2016 Subaru Outback Limited with all the bells and whistles for my fiancee, for Christmas. Liked it so much I bought another one for myself a couple of weeks later. The adaptive cruise...
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    I recently traded in a 2012 Volt in excellent...

    I recently traded in a 2012 Volt in excellent shape. I had purchased a GM extended warranty and left the documentation in the glove box, as I believe it's transferable.

    Never had any problems and...
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    I live in a beautiful old log cabin in the woods...

    I live in a beautiful old log cabin in the woods and hills of Brown County, Indiana. My fiancee has a house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (and I'm a Louisiana native). In 2012 I bought a 2012 Volt. It's...
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    I know it's a hassle, but your wife will be much...

    I know it's a hassle, but your wife will be much happier with you if you put snow tires on her car during the snowy months. Snow tires will not only improve traction, but will shorten stopping...
  13. My 2016 Subaru Outback displays the elapsed time...

    My 2016 Subaru Outback displays the elapsed time since the car was started and the average speed.
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    I was wrong in saying that adaptive cruse control...

    I was wrong in saying that adaptive cruse control isn't useful in some in-town driving. Friday, I was driving in heavy traffic in a 30 mph zone, and saw that traffic ahead of me had switched to a...
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    Adaptive cruise control

    Traded in my 2012 Volt for a loaded Subaru Outback Limited. Have fallen in love with adaptive cruise control. It's not useful for in-town driving, but is really great for long-distance Interstate...
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    What a ride!

    Years ago I read a review of a Morgan 3-wheeler that said the ride comfort was comparable to sitting on a sheet of plywood being dragged along a bumpy road at speed.
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    Comparison of 2016 models of the Honda CRV and Subaru Outback Limited

    I would have agreed with you a few years ago, but Subaru made a major upgrade of the Outback in 2015, and the 2016 Outback is now taller than the Honda CRV, has more passenger room and more cargo...
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    So long -- but thanks for the fish

    I bought my 2012 Volt in April, 2012 and I'm glad I did. GM engineers were spot on in development of a practical extended range electric car. For the past three and a half years the Volt has...
  19. I'm still a fan of the extended range Volt...

    I'm still a fan of the extended range Volt approach. Most of my driving is done on battery. Once in a while, I need to take longer trips, which can exceed a 200 or 300 mile range. I wouldn't want to...
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    I've never forgotten a review of a 3-wheel Morgan...

    I've never forgotten a review of a 3-wheel Morgan that emphasized two points:

    1) The 3-wheel geometry makes it much harder to dodge potholes and road debris.

    2) Ride quality and comfort: like...
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