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About MacintoshGuy

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    2017 Spark 1LT
  1. Just came back from another road trip from Massachusetts to LA to Phoenix to Branson, MO to Buffalo, NY and back home. Averaged more than the posted speed limits but with heavy cruise control use, after the latest update for the tcm, I was averaging 37.2 MPG.
  2. Unofficially since it was a public road, foot to the floor in the Nevada Desert I was able to get to just under the 110 mark on the speedo and the car was surprisingly stable. However sustained driving, if I use cruise about 70-75 I can usually still average about 36 MPG, if I cut it down to 65-70 I can get it up to 38 MPG easily.
  3. I'm over 82,000 miles now. Then again I have been in 42 states and 3 countries in my Spark.......My wife and I love to take road trips when I have vacations, so we REALLY rack up the mileage, I won't be surprised if my 2017 is over 100,000 by the beginning of 2019.
  4. Isn't insane mileage one of the reasons for getting a car like this. My 2017, took delivery May 2017 already has 77,932 miles as of earlier today.
  5. My WeatherTech mats are great but I'm noticing that after about 7 months, the are getting to be more of a dirty gray color. I called WeatherTech, they advised using their cleaning/conditioning kit on them, spent $30 for basically nothing. Anyone have any ideas to get them looking like new again.
  6. A couple of months back I took my Spark from Central MA, to Birmingham, then Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas and back to MA without a single issue.
  7. Just wanted to chime in again that I turned over 64K mi this past weekend
  8. I have a question about the CVT transmission in my 2017. The owners manual lists a schedule for fluid and filter change in the automatic but there is no listing for the CVT transmission. My local dealer said that the fluid is lifetime but what do they consider lifetime they couldn't say and Chevrolet Customer Service was less than helpful, again giving the answer it was lifetime fluid but what they considered lifetime they couldn't tell me. I'm just over 64k miles already....Does any one happen to know what Chevy considers lifetime or what the fluid replacement schedule should be
  9. I'm just a little north in Massachusetts and I went to my Spark from a Fiat 500 Abarth and the difference in the snow is night and day, even with almost 37,500 mi on the stock tires, the traction is still amazing in the snow. My only cold weather issue with the car is that sometimes the hatch gasket sticks and you have to yank the hatch a little harder than normal....but that's nothing.....
  10. I can tell you from personal experience, I drove my 17 Spark from Central Massachusetts to Birmingham Alabama all on the highway, going between 75-80 for over 8 hours
  11. Unless it comes pre-wired for it, (parts at the deal can tell you) you will need to go aftermarket. Mine when they checked the VIN didn't have it pre-wired so it would be over $1200 to have a factory until and then replace both keys to the remote start keys. I went with a CompuStar remote start, it has it's own FOB or it can be programmed to start on triple click of lock.
  12. First Car: 1981 Ford Escort L (it was light blue) Best Car: 1975 Datsun 280Z (Red Wine Metallic with snow flake wheels) Worst Car: 1987 Mazda RX-7 (13B-RESI engine, I think it single handedly caused oil prices to go up, top of the gas and fill the oil)
  13. I had the same concerns about them ripping the dash apart, so I called my insurance agent to find out details. The neck force on the recall is for anyone under 5'4", unbelted or child. At least here in Massachusetts if I were to have not gotten the airbag recall done and gotten into an accident with my fiancé in the passenger seat and it did cause harm since she is only 5'2", insurance would not be obligated to pay in any way, even if I were not at fault, since it's failure to comply (insert a ton of legalese here).
  14. I've been looking at parts and want to swap my front interior light from the one that has the two reading lights in it but I can only find the dome lamp w/roof w/reading lights or w/o roof w/o read lights. The only as I could possibly see to have the reading lamps without the roof is to order: 42340974 Dome Lamp Assembly with Sunroof, with Reading Lights 95443044 Sunroof switch w/o sunroof I've seen a 2017 Spark with the reading lights and without a sunroof but the dealer didn't really want me pulling things apart to get part numbers, and there is no direct path for the assembly listed in the GM Parts sites. Any insight that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.
  15. Almost finished with the outside changes, grill, hatch, wheel caps, and Holden Key. I have the secondary driving lights to go above the round fog lights, but my mechanic can't install them for a week or two, and he will be putting the Holden logo airbag cover on at the same time, I've even gone so far as to order the Holden logo mats and owners manual wallet. I still need to find out how to change the start up animation on the touch screen though, I have the holden Spark animation but it's the newer system that seems to be based on QNX and has the dev codes that start with 2013xxxx.