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I picked up my custom order Limited 1-week ago. The first truck I ordered came in wrong so the dealer reordered another one. As it turns out I'm really glad it went down that way. Reason being my 1st color choice was Patriot Blue and when I ordered the 1st time around that color wasn't available so I went with Maximum Steel. 2nd time the PB color opened up again and that's what I ended up with.
Dealer experience was really great. No deposit for ordering, kept me in the loop with weekly status or whenever I texted them, absolutely no pressure wrt to extended warranties or other add-on's. Actual purchase was breeze and no issues going through the online checklist, testing driving, etc.
After the 1st week;
Favorite feature: Adaptive cruise with stop n' go.
Least favorite: Interior lighting specifically the gauge cluster.
- Daylight when headlights are off, it just has non adjustable full (100%) brightness. I'm ok with this.
- Auto headlights come on and the gauge cluster dims. The rotatory dial seems to from 0% to 40% or 100%. Obviously 100% is way too bright and the 40% isn't bright enough. Why can't the rotatory dial go from 0 to 100?
- The 2 amber lights for the shift (P-R-N-D) and drive (2WD, 4WD, etc) indicators bug me because of their brightness at night. Unfortunately they don't dim.
- It's nice to be able to control the 12" screen independently.
Wish it had: Keypad entry.
I swim/bike/run and don't like to carry the fob with me. Current solution is to put the fob in a RF shield bag and place inside the rambox. Keep the key on me or in a hitch safe and use it to open the rambox. This way the alarm doesn't go off. If I left it in the cab then horn/lights blare every time you use the key.
Just some random thoughts that surprised me based on some of the forum threads.
ECO mode; I have the indicator enabled and my ECO light comes on all the time. If I'm going downhill or maintain speed on the flats the light comes on. I believe this enables MDS mode that some folks don't like but I really can not tell the difference. I don't hear or feel anything when this light goes on/off.
CarPlay and Built in Navigation; I have an iPhone and I think I'm in the minority as I don't care for CarPlay. I have it disabled. Found it interesting that the car relies on SIRI so much. I can't seem to use the prescripted text prompts as it directs me to SIRI.
The built in Nav seems to work ok. I'm able to voice search addresses, restaurants, POI, etc without too much difficulty. Is it as good SIRI, Alexa, etc....nope, but works better than my last car. So far, routing is spot on for my area.
Uconnect App (Unlock, Lock, Start, etc.) has worked for me every time. With that said I haven't left the car idle for 3 days at the airport and tried a remote start. Bummer there is no vehicle health stats.
MPG: Haven't had enough time on it but did drive 2 hrs on freeway and trip (lie-o-meter?) was 18.8mpg.
That's all for now. Still new for me so I'm sure I haven't discovered all the gremlins and nuances yet.
Finally, thanks to everyone for posting, answering questions, and being part of the community.