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#344 of 409 ESC & TCS - US Vs. Ca
Oct 20, 2008 (1:03 pm)
Just purchased an 08 EX V6. One thing I've never been able to pin down is if the US models lack the traction control system (TCS), which is advertised on the Canadian side, or if it is simply considered part of the stability control system (ECS).
- Greg -
#345 of 409 2009 Rondo info from Motortrend
Oct 24, 2008 (12:17 pm)
They report the 2.7L will have 192 HP, 184 Ft/lbs torque. This goes along with the previously reported increase on the 2.4 to 175 HP.
They also noted a navigation system as an option. Don't know where that would slot into the dash.
- Greg -
#346 of 409 Re: Floor mat color in 08 Rondo [dannon35]
Oct 28, 2008 (10:28 am)
Hi - I realize that this is an old post.....but wanted to get my 2-cents in. We also purchased an 08 Black Cherry w/Black interior - and the mats are BLACK.....so, my assumption is that you somehow got the wrong mats.
We first purchased an 08 Urban Grey for me......we loved it so much, that we bought the Black Cherry model only a couple of months later. We are very, very happy with the Rondo!
#347 of 409 Re: Floor mat color in 08 Rondo [shannyz]
Oct 28, 2008 (4:06 pm)
My 07 EX, which is Urban Grey and very classy looking, has the grey/black interior with black carpet. The floor mats are grey.
#348 of 409 Model year changes
Nov 07, 2008 (8:23 pm)
As near as I can tell:
07 to 08
- "fingers" in front cup holders
- cargo light
- side clips for 3rd row seatbelts
- front ash tray (at least photos of 07s have a plastic cover in front of the up holders which could conceal one. Never bothered to check when I looked at one. Seamless plastic on the 08s)
+ audio-in, 12v socket in center console
~ parking brake release changed from hand to foot operation
08 to 09
+ more HP, torque in both engines
+ second row seats recline 180 degrees (see Canadian brochure)
+ Sirius radio
+ DVD, nav options
Anything I missed? Got wrong?
- Greg -
#349 of 409 Re: Model year changes [go59]
Nov 08, 2008 (6:41 am)
depends on which country you are comparing, as there are different standard features between Canada and the US. Also depending whether its a LX or a EX. For example the Canadian LX '09 has alloy wheels, but in the US it has steel rims and hub caps. This was based on a comment from another forum who has driven a rented '09 LX Rondo in the US.
Its hard to check specifically as the US website still has '08 info only. The US is way behind on '09 info, in Canada there is many '09 on lots and very little '08's left. My dealer had only one left a week ago.
#350 of 409 Cloth tan interior with spotted seats?
Dec 02, 2008 (5:11 pm)
Wondering how pervasive this problem is. I'm skipping the long story of me ending up with the tan/beige interior that I didn't really want.
I know that nothing has been spilled on the seats, but the slightest rain drops seem to leave a grayish stain on the "premium" cloth seats as if something is soaking through from the padding underneath.
Anyone else have this problem?
07 EX 4 cylinder 5 seat.
#351 of 409 Re: Cloth tan interior with spotted seats? [ramblinmo]
Dec 02, 2008 (6:54 pm)
It probably won't help you now but I have the same cloth seats on my 07 EXV6 and as soon as we bought the car I sprayed the whole interior with Scotch Gard. I used two cans and covered everything twice. To this day, over a year of ownership, nothing has stained the seats including spills from my grandsons juice box and coffee from my wife.
I use an auto upholstery cleaner and everything wipes right up. The interior looks as good now as the day we bought it.
#352 of 409 Windshield Icing Up
Dec 23, 2008 (4:05 am)
Does anyone have a problem with the inside of the windshield fogging/icing up?
I've played with different settings on the controls including the on/off switch for the air recirculation. During a humid summer day the inside will fog up ... on a cold winter day it will ice up.
Any help will be appreciated.
#353 of 409 Re: Windshield Icing Up [tsm280z]
Dec 23, 2008 (6:29 am)
seems to me that the "defogging logic" is turned off, you can reset it and see if that helps. Check your manual for details, its on section 4 page 80 in my '08 manual (Canadian model)