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The one feature you never seem to use & the 1 feature you use?

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by spitfisher, June 11, 2012.

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  1. spitfisher

    spitfisher Active Member

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    The one feature I never seem to use or care for is the street by street directions of sync. Tried it once and it just seemed to be to combersome to deal with.

    Also the terrain management has yet to be realised after 16,000 to mild of a winter and have not needed it pulling my boat out of the water on a wet dock ramp.

    The one feature I always seem to use is the motorized hatch open. I load and unload a lot.
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  3. s_vares

    s_vares New Member

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    I use the voice commands lots. I also love the cooled seats this time of year.

    I have not used the Active Park Assist.
     
  4. harlenm

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    I have used the active park assist once. I have parallel parked the car manually twice.

    I use remote start almost daily.
     
  5. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Least (never) used; (those plastic clips on the sun visor).:) , Active Park Assist - tried it once and it had a bad sensor fault. Very little call for this feature in the town where I live.
    Most used; Adaptive Cruise Control.

    Peter
     
  6. cnsheets

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    Least used: as Peter said, those visor clips....

    Most used: the little cup where the terrain select would normally be on the AWD's. I use it as a candy dish!

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  7. bluex232

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    As a female that does not carry a purse, I use that visor clip for my punch card for Cherry Berry (frozen yogurt place in my town, don't want to leave home without it, lol). I also like the one in the center console, use that for insurance cards. I also use the interactive dash/steering wheel controls a lot for changing radio stations and my climate. (getting to the point where I don't even have to look at it to change it). My hubby uses the Dual temp feature ALL the time, I like it nice and toasty, he disagrees, lol. (and my 4yo loves that he has vents in the back as well now). Use the rear camera a lot! Has actually saved me a couple of times...well saved other drivers I should say. Also nice to have with my son, he usually doesn't play in the driveway, but I am always nervous when he is in the yard and I am backing out.

    I only use the voice controls for phone calls usually (unless someone new is in the car and I am showing off, lol). I have not used the terrain select, although I haven't really taken it anywhere to use it yet. Maybe this winter... haven't used the remote start much yet, but definately this winter! I also rarely use the keyless entry, just a few times when I have had my hands full with the carseat and forgot to dig my keys out.
     
  8. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That's not fair. The request was for one of each. ;)

    Peter
     
  9. briteboy

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    LOVE the turn by turn instructions. Went on a 2000 mile trip to see 22 clients and the Nav worked perfectly. Used voice commands for "Destination Address" for each client, and it started took me door to door without any problems at all. It even took me on a short cut thru the corn fields of Indiana and Ohio to get to northern Cincinnati at rush hour and I got there 30 minutes quicker than I would have going the way I thought I should go.

    I never use the all terrain drive. Probably because I don't have one :D

    I use the little holder to put my small flip phone in.

    the more I use the MFT, the more I LIKE IT !
     
  10. bluelion

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    Never use: voice commands
    Always use: remote start
    Rarely use: navigation
    Use frequently: cooled seats and power liftgate
     
  11. Vdel

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    Most used:all the remote features like auto lift gate, auto start
    Never used: I think I've used everything at least once. Somebody surprise me. I like surprises
    Least used: key pad security control entry. I always have my keys with me and the door Always unlocks
     
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    I'm a chick...we like to talk. :D
     
  13. blwnsmoke

    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    You could have stopped at "I'm a chick".. That explains the rest.. doh!
     
  14. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I thought of making reference to that in my post but I chickened out. ;)

    Peter
     
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    8-P :thumbsup:
     
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    Most used, adaptive cruise control
    Least used, push button door combo
     
  17. phareous

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    I've only had the car a few days but the most used feature for me is the keyless/proximity entry. It is so nice to just grab the handle and it unlocks...whereas my older car I had to hit the button the key fob.

    I have yet to use the active parking assist. I tried to use it a school near my house (who has the two barriers setup for parallel parking training) but it would not work. I assume it has to have actual cars there and not just a wooden barrier.
     
  18. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Of course, the keyless lock/unlock. Never thought of that when I entered my post. I use that everytime I take the vehicle out.

    Peter
     
  19. Coronel

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    The one feature I never use is the securicode keyless entry keypad
    and the one I use the most is voice commands for making calls and tuning stations
     
  20. Fordvirgin

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    never used: keypad on door, park assist, the hill decent option??
    rarely use: A/C seats (too cold), auto fold seats, sunroof.
    always use: power lift gate, voice commands, cruise control, heated seats in winter.
     
  21. FordService

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    I really love this thread, guys! My challenge to everyone is to choose one item that you listed you “never use” and use it more often! :D

    Have you had the sensor checked out at the dealer, Peter?

    Cory
     

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