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WOW, My new Crosstour

Hi there,

I just bought a new Crosstour, gray metallic, 4wd, no navi system. Went to get it last Friday (September 10). I just love my new car, the looks that I get is unbelievable. I am so proud of this car. Drives like a charm. I also got installed the front deflector and side moldings.

The only thing that I noticed yesterday is little specs in the windshield and body of the car. I scratched a bit the windshield with my nail and it came off so I went to the dealer and he told me to bring it in, they will check on that. When I pass my hand on the side of the car it's rought a bit but it does not have that problem at the bottom of the car. I am wondering if it is not overspray but the little specs are clear :(
 

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Hi there,

I just bought a new Crosstour, gray metallic, 4wd, no navi system. Went to get it last Friday (September 10). I just love my new car, the looks that I get is unbelievable. I am so proud of this car. Drives like a charm. I also got installed the front deflector and side moldings.

The only thing that I noticed yesterday is little specs in the windshield and body of the car. I scratched a bit the windshield with my nail and it came off so I went to the dealer and he told me to bring it in, they will check on that. When I pass my hand on the side of the car it's rought a bit but it does not have that problem at the bottom of the car. I am wondering if it is not overspray but the little specs are clear :(
Congrats Sandra, and welcome to our Forum.......
The bits are probably transit debris that was missed when cleaned during the pre-delivery inspection.
The dealer should be able to bring that back to pristine for you.

Yes the looks and the kudos from people on the street and gas station etc.
They are really impressed.......



Post up your impressions of the new ride....We're interested in your opinion, concerns and likes,d/likes.....

Cheers,
Colin
 

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Hi Sandra, welcome to the forum and I am sure you are going to be very pleased with you purchase. Its a GREAT car, just like the folks on this forum!
 

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Thank you so much guys, actually when I washed my window with the window washer, it is almost gone. But I am bringing it to the dealers on Friday and they told me that they will take care of it. Weird that it did not come off on the first wash that they did before I got it. One question though, the ECO mode is always on, is this normal. I thought that it would only come on at a certain speed like when you are on the highway. I was going to enquire about this on Friday but I thought of asking the people that actually own a Crosstour.
 

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Hi Sandra. Congratulations on your acquisition.

Regarding ECO mode, it generally goes on and off during typical city driving and stays on when a constant speed is maintained. Definitely have the dealer check it out.
 

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Thank you so much guys, actually when I washed my window with the window washer, it is almost gone. But I am bringing it to the dealers on Friday and they told me that they will take care of it. Weird that it did not come off on the first wash that they did before I got it. One question though, the ECO mode is always on, is this normal. I thought that it would only come on at a certain speed like when you are on the highway. I was going to enquire about this on Friday but I thought of asking the people that actually own a Crosstour.
As edubfromktown suggests, the ECO indicator should be on only temporarily and only when at a steady speed or decelerating ....... When accelerating, the light will go off showing that all cylinders are producting power.
An easy check would be to accelerate to a steady speed, let's say 40 mph, then let off the gas and carefully watch the display for the ECO light to come on. Also when accelerating, the ECO light should be off.

Sorry but not clear on your window washer problem; Do you mean that the fluid is low? If so then it was probably missed during the pre-delivery inspection and easily rectified.
Should there be a puddle of blue fluid under the car may mean that there's a
leak.
Either way the dealer should be able to help.

G/L
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I am sorry I did not explain myself clearly. I meant that when I used my windshield washer to clear my window the little white clear specs that I have all over the car went away on the windshield so that means that it is probably easy to come off on the rest of the car. You are from Cambridge, you are close to me ha!ha!

Thank you for the tip about the ECO mode, I am not used to this yet, I will try it out on the highway and then let off the gas and see what happens.
 

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I am sorry I did not explain myself clearly. I meant that when I used my windshield washer to clear my window the little white clear specs that I have all over the car went away on the windshield so that means that it is probably easy to come off on the rest of the car. You are from Cambridge, you are close to me ha!ha!

Thank you for the tip about the ECO mode, I am not used to this yet, I will try it out on the highway and then let off the gas and see what happens.
Yeah it's probably transit dirt and dust from all its travels. Apparently it can be a bother and build up -- but easily cleaned off at the dealer.

Ah, Gatineau.....very pretty countryside......great vacations and skiing up there.
At one time I was even closer: in the Ottawa valley just west of Ottawa.....

Good luck with the CT, Sandra.....the 4wd will sure be handy in the snowy winter months..

Colin.
 

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Yeah it's probably transit dirt and dust from all its travels. Apparently it can be a bother and build up -- but easily cleaned off at the dealer.

Ah, Gatineau.....very pretty countryside......great vacations and skiing up there.
At one time I was even closer: in the Ottawa valley just west of Ottawa.....

Good luck with the CT, Sandra.....the 4wd will sure be handy in the snowy winter months..

Colin.
Thank you. The only thing that I am not getting used to is the rear window, I find that it obstruct my view. How about you?
 

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Thank you. The only thing that I am not getting used to is the rear window, I find that it obstruct my view. How about you?
Yes it is definitely a weak area of the CT.....But not insurmountable ..... Adjusting all the mirrors properly will help and if you just can't live with the shortcoming then a rear camera install is possible.

I really think if many had it to do over again (me included) would have opted for the navi which includes the backup cam. But as we know that's not a cheap option and really shouldn't be necessary.

Have a word with the dealer about the cam install. It may not be too expensive.
Having said all that I'll say that now I'm used to backing slowly and more carefully, along with prudent mirror use, am used to it.

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Welcome Sandra, I'm sure that the dealer will take care of your dirt/paint issues. Yes, as Colin stated, the backing issue is a challenge and due care is needed. As stated, get your mirrors properly adjusted and use extra caution always.

I opted for the Navi and the back up camera is a great assistant, but care is still the most important element.

I have had a Ridgeline for 5 years, there is zero, zilch, nada, visibility when backing. I still walk around the back before entering the truck, just to be sure that it is clear.

Please let us know how you make out at the dealer.

Enjoy!
 

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Welcome to the forum Sandra! I have the navi with rear camera so backup up is not an issue, however I posted a thread last month on the the massive blind spots with the CT after I nearly took out another car when changing lanes.

http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300

There are some great tips on how to align your side mirrors to deal with these blind spots...basically, a completely different method than what i'd (and I suspect most drivers) been using for all my driving life.

regards,
Joel


Thank you. The only thing that I am not getting used to is the rear window, I find that it obstruct my view. How about you?
 

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Welcome to the forum Sandra! I have the navi with rear camera so backup up is not an issue, however I posted a thread last month on the the massive blind spots with the CT after I nearly took out another car when changing lanes.

http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300

There are some great tips on how to align your side mirrors to deal with these blind spots...basically, a completely different method than what i'd (and I suspect most drivers) been using for all my driving life.

regards,
Joel
I adjusted our mirrors as soon as I read the link you posted, Joel, and can't believe how much more effective my side-view mirrors are! As you say, it's different than what many of us are used to, but so very effective in removing those blind spots. I've been using the articulating mirror in reverse and find that's very helpful too.

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Welcome Sandra, I'm sure that the dealer will take care of your dirt/paint issues. Yes, as Colin stated, the backing issue is a challenge and due care is needed. As stated, get your mirrors properly adjusted and use extra caution always.

I opted for the Navi and the back up camera is a great assistant, but care is still the most important element.

I have had a Ridgeline for 5 years, there is zero, zilch, nada, visibility when backing. I still walk around the back before entering the truck, just to be sure that it is clear.

Please let us know how you make out at the dealer.

Enjoy!
I am extra cautious when I back up so it is not a problem, I do not know how many times I look before backing up. My problem with the paint is resolved, I had an appointment with the dealer on Friday morning but it rained a lot on Thursday and my car was outside all day and at night I put it in the garage and I was touching the paint where it was rough and it seemed to be smoother so I passed the shammy all over the car and now the paint is fine and smooth, very weird. So I cancelled my appointment because everything was fine.
 
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