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OnStar- Your Experiences? What Do You Think?  
User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

I was just browsing and I somehow stumbled upon some website about something called OnStar. Now being the Brit I am I decided to just check it out....

I am extremely just fascinated by their whole set-up. They employ so much technology its unbelievable. It is such a great idea and it shows the consumers agree as their call centre handles 100,000 calls A DAY!

They save so many people from tricky situations and its always good to know theres someone on the other side. And personally if I was living in the US I would love to get it!!

It just shows how technology has grown up really. It is really a useful service!

Do any a.netters have the OnStar system and if so what are your experiences? And if you don't have it then how come you decided not to get it?

Pity its not available in the UK!

Regards,

RacingGreen

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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

My dad has something similar in his S550. You call them up and tell them where you want to go and they program your GPS to lead your car to that site. Also, if the destination is a restaurant or hotel they will make reservations for you. Or if you are going to an unfamiliar city and need a hotel you can ask them to find one for you that fits your requirements. Real helpful in my opinion.

User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1499 times:



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
My dad has something similar in his S550

Mercedes do have a system called TeleAid. I think BMW has one also called BMW Assist..

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Also, if the destination is a restaurant or hotel they will make reservations for you.

Now that is what I call first class service!

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Real helpful in my opinion.

I agree! Only wish it was available in the UK


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

I have OnStar in both my cars. I haven't had to use it but it came free for the first year with both. However, when it comes time to renew, I'll renew because it saves me more on insurance per year because of the GPS tracking should either get stolen (a bit like LoJack) than the cost of renewal. Also, the fact that it will automatically call for emergency assistance if there is an airbag deployment or if the vehicle flips is very reassuring.

I'm sure their 'Directions & Connections' package is useful, but I have Garmin GPS units in both vehicles so wouldn't use it.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Hello. This is DeShawn with On-Star. I see you have no idea where you're going. I will try to direct you out of the river bed. First, I need to know why the hell you are driving a Cadillac. According to my files, your adjusted gross income for 2007 was $23,776. Man, you got a Caddy with that income? Shit! I'm in the wrong job.

User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

OnStar is second rate to BlondeStar  Wink



User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
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I heard a good story once about a guy who took his car across Lake Michigan on the ferry. Halfway across the lake, he went to his car, pressed the OnStar button, and asked for directions to the nearest dealership.

After about 5 or 10 minutes of complete and total confusion on OnStar's end, he finally revealed that he was on a ferry and just messing with them.

2H4



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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1416 times:



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
My dad has something similar in his S550.



Quoting RacingGreen07 (Reply 2):
Mercedes do have a system called TeleAid



Same! Big grin My dad doesn't really use it but its pretty cool.


User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1397 times:

It works very well, and is a great rig... But...

...my car is old enough now (2001) that when it was built, the OnStar unit had analog cell only, and as a result, it's game over for OnStar for me. No digital conversion capability.

It does everything that they say it will, and actually does it very well.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
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