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About MacintoshGuy

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    2017 Spark 1LT
  1. My warranty and extended warranty are long since over (103,156 miles on my 2017 as of this morning) , that's why I'm starting to look at this more.
  2. I know this is an old topic but my wife just got a Trax with the 1.4 Turbo and it seems (keep in mind I'm a computer guy not a mechanic), the engine mounts and everything are exactly the same in the 2018 Trax 1.4 Turbo as they are in my 2017 Spark 1.4.....seems like that would be a much easier swap.
  3. The first thing is I don't go to the dealer unless I have to. I have a mechanic I have gone to for about 15 years now, he keeps an eye on everything and lets me know what's going on. The only thing not right with the car is the drivers side lower seat cushion is flat, I had to put a cushion on the seat to make it feel better again. Factory brakes front and rear are still good, Jay (my mechanic) said I will probably need to replace the fronts in 15-20k mi more......The stock tires were even good to me, I got 64,000 miles out of them.
  4. My wife just got a 2018 Trax LT, and the engine is exactly the same size and mounts as the Spark engine but it's a 1.4 Turbo.
  5. So it's official, I'm over 100,000 miles and no major mechanical issue. Just normal wear and tear stuff.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Just wanted to chime in again that I turned over 64K mi this past weekend
  13. 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
  14. 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.....
  15. 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