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Andy B

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Onstar
« on: 09 November 2015, 22:28:09 »

I notice that Vauxhall adverts are now advertising the fact that new Vauxhalls have access to Onstar. I wonder if the CCRT700 is compatible with it  :-\
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #1 on: 10 November 2015, 08:19:27 »

I hope they offer a speedy service for Zafira owners ;D
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #2 on: 10 November 2015, 08:45:08 »

Hate that new advert, how bad is the lip sync?

They take a Vauxhall badged car to another country to film and do the advert, yet Vauxhall is only badged as such in the UK?
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #3 on: 10 November 2015, 09:21:41 »

Is that the advert that says it is OK to be distracted while driving because if you have a crash, the car will call the emergency services and everything will always turn out well.?

If so I hate the advert too.
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #4 on: 10 November 2015, 09:41:37 »

I was surprised, given that Onstar's still going, given it is about the same age as Trafficmaster, and that's now defunct... however, I do like pointing out to people 'yeah big woop, Onstar - my car had that as as option nearly 20 years ago' (ok, so Onstar didn't technically come in on Omegas until the MFL, but they don't know that, haha  :D )
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #5 on: 10 November 2015, 10:53:54 »

.... (ok, so Onstar didn't technically come in on Omegas until the MFL,  ..... )

and it didn't work anyway  ;D ;D
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #6 on: 10 November 2015, 11:58:25 »

.... (ok, so Onstar didn't technically come in on Omegas until the MFL,  ..... )

and it didn't work anyway  ;D ;D
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #7 on: 10 November 2015, 12:29:03 »

When the lad asks, in a piss-taking manner, whether the neighbours car has all the benefits of Onstar, he should really turn round and say "No, but a least it's not a poxy Vauxhall, you snidey little shit".  ;D
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #8 on: 10 November 2015, 18:15:54 »

I can see the benefit of the crash alert bit,if you're in a bad enough crash to be in no fit state to notify anyone/or haven't a clue where you are for whatever reason.I can just about push to seeing the benefit of Wi-Fi connection,if you carry kids about a lot it might keep them quiet!What I can't see is what you can control from your phone and why you'd want to :-\
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Re: Onstar
« Reply #9 on: 10 November 2015, 20:01:24 »

Isn't the onstar system the one that allows hackers to remotely take over your car? If so I'll skip it

Also, ive never yet been in a car and thought "you know what, this car would be much better if it came with Facebook" - what a joke.
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