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So all I had to adjust was the rear view mirror.
Tesla's rear view mirror isn't a camera?

My wife sets the Ascent rear view different than I do. I just flip it to camera mode and it's fixed. The image is always the same based on the camera's aim.
 

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Can I point out that all the changes (bar the heated seats) is what new drivers are TOLD to change for safety reasons. Steering wheels with airbags are meant to be set to a certain distance from you and angled just so.
I'd just make sure YOU check before driving off. And yes its annoying, I have the same issues with my husband when he drives my car. He too will leave the heater on the seat going as it helps his sore back, and when it's 100 out in Vegas, forgetting to check that it is off DURING the pandemic had me worried a few times. LOL
 

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Tesla's rear view mirror isn't a camera?

My wife sets the Ascent rear view different than I do. I just flip it to camera mode and it's fixed. The image is always the same based on the camera's aim.
No, it's a standard mirror, but if I press a button on the screen I can get the rear camera and the two side/back cameras up all the time (not just in reverse).
 
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I try my best to be a "cool dad" and all that, so I grit my teeth and bear it each time we allow our 16 yr old daughter to take the Ascent. But every single time I hop in the car now after she's driven it there's an increasingly long checklist of "gotta change this back" items. The mirrors I understand, of course. Safety safety safety... And the seat, that one's easy since we've each got our seat positions programed. But then there's all the other little stuff. The vents are all closed or pointed in funky directions. Okay, she's gotta be comfortable, yada yada... But then the seat warmer is always left ON, and it's friggin' MAY for crying out loud! And I never notice that one til I'm driving down the road a mile or so and it's in the 70's outside and suddenly I notice my butt is getting really warm. Sigh... But here's the last straw. Just this past week or so, now she's decided she needs to adjust the dang steering wheel as well. So I'll start driving and then realize the steering wheel is practically in my lap! ARRRGGHH! And anything I mention gets an eye roll, of course, so what I'm wondering is this... Is there any way to lock the dang steering wheel in place? Where that little adjustment level underneath won't work, or is stuck closed, or anything at all so I can just quietly set it back and then not have it ever changed again? I've thought about duct tape, but I don't want to duct tape this nice new car. Or am I just being too dang picky in my old age? Should I just roll with it? Or would that drive any of the rest of you totally insane too? Just hoping for a little feedback &/or suggestions. :confused:
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I try my best to be a "cool dad" and all that, so I grit my teeth and bear it each time we allow our 16 yr old daughter to take the Ascent. But every single time I hop in the car now after she's driven it there's an increasingly long checklist of "gotta change this back" items. The mirrors I understand, of course. Safety safety safety... And the seat, that one's easy since we've each got our seat positions programed. But then there's all the other little stuff. The vents are all closed or pointed in funky directions. Okay, she's gotta be comfortable, yada yada... But then the seat warmer is always left ON, and it's friggin' MAY for crying out loud! And I never notice that one til I'm driving down the road a mile or so and it's in the 70's outside and suddenly I notice my butt is getting really warm. Sigh... But here's the last straw. Just this past week or so, now she's decided she needs to adjust the dang steering wheel as well. So I'll start driving and then realize the steering wheel is practically in my lap! ARRRGGHH! And anything I mention gets an eye roll, of course, so what I'm wondering is this... Is there any way to lock the dang steering wheel in place? Where that little adjustment level underneath won't work, or is stuck closed, or anything at all so I can just quietly set it back and then not have it ever changed again? I've thought about duct tape, but I don't want to duct tape this nice new car. Or am I just being too dang picky in my old age? Should I just roll with it? Or would that drive any of the rest of you totally insane too? Just hoping for a little feedback &/or suggestions. :confused:
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Litmus test for fairness to your teen: Whatever car adjustments that we accept from our spouse, we should accept from our teen driver. Actually, whatever our spouse should accept from us, we should accept from all of them! Doh!
  • Rear view mirror - yes, accept
  • Side mirrors - yes, accept it; although I wish they moved with the seat button but oh well that was a car choice
  • Seat - yes, and moves with the button
  • Radio turned all the way up - no (although this car... is a little weird that way)
  • Sunroof shade not the way you want it - if it's parked outdoors, close the sucker!! So - no!
  • Vents turned this way and that - yes, accept
  • A/C fan not the way you want it - yes
  • Seat heaters not the way you want it - yes
  • Wheels not straight or how you like it - sigh, but yes, accept
  • Dash illumination cranked one way or the other - sigh, hate that, but yes, accept
I think the seat heaters and vent fan / temp setting is resettable if you do a pre-start with Starlink. But mine typically is set for extreme heating or extreme cooling, so it doesn't help me get my "standard" setup back.

All part of sharing cars, I guess!

F.S.

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  • Food or drink left open and sticky - NO! (um, unless I do that...)
 

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Driving us a bit insane is part of their job description, of which she is doing great. I say give her a raise. Or her own car. My son bought a 2018 imprezza (i wouldn't let him buy an sti). He then proceeded to mod it towards an sti. He just ran it for two days at pikes peak international raceway destroying literally brand new extreme contacts. Now we are looking at racing brake pads, a set of racing tires, added cvt cooler. Good thing i said no to sti.

Just breath, smile and count your blessings. She will be out of the house way too soon.
Well I mean not everyone is rich and can buy a brand new car for their kid
 

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Litmus test for fairness to your teen: Whatever car adjustments that we accept from our spouse, we should accept from our teen driver. Actually, whatever our spouse should accept from us, we should accept from all of them! Doh!
  • Rear view mirror - yes, accept
  • Side mirrors - yes, accept it; although I wish they moved with the seat button but oh well that was a car choice
  • Seat - yes, and moves with the button
  • Radio turned all the way up - no (although this car... is a little weird that way)
  • Sunroof shade not the way you want it - if it's parked outdoors, close the sucker!! So - no!
  • Vents turned this way and that - yes, accept
  • A/C fan not the way you want it - yes
  • Seat heaters not the way you want it - yes
  • Wheels not straight or how you like it - sigh, but yes, accept
  • Dash illumination cranked one way or the other - sigh, hate that, but yes, accept
I think the seat heaters and vent fan / temp setting is resettable if you do a pre-start with Starlink. But mine typically is set for extreme heating or extreme cooling, so it doesn't help me get my "standard" setup back.

All part of sharing cars, I guess!

F.S.

P.S.:
  • Food or drink left open and sticky - NO! (um, unless I do that...)
I like your little litmus test list, FirstSubie, it's a good one. And pretty much agree on all counts except for the seat heaters. Maybe if it's the middle of winter or we've moved to Alaska, but when it's May and temps are in the 70's?!?!? I wonder if there's a way to deactivate those until November?
 

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I like your little litmus test list, FirstSubie, it's a good one. And pretty much agree on all counts except for the seat heaters. Maybe if it's the middle of winter or we've moved to Alaska, but when it's May and temps are in the 70's?!?!? I wonder if there's a way to deactivate those until November?
You need to realise that just because YOU dont feel cold, that others dont. To me 70 is nice, I've a friend who thinks 70 is HOT and coworkers who feel 70 is freezing. (one is from Alaska ironically). So your offspring might feel cold in those temps OR, she might just be messing with you. :)
 

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You need to realise that just because YOU dont feel cold, that others dont. To me 70 is nice, I've a friend who thinks 70 is HOT and coworkers who feel 70 is freezing. (one is from Alaska ironically). So your offspring might feel cold in those temps OR, she might just be messing with you. :)
And then there's also using the seat heater and A/C when my back is acting up.
 

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Our 2014 Forester is now "my" car. However, my wife always drives it to go do quick errands. So I get back in and my knees are jammed up into my body, seat heater is on, mirror is adjusted to see my crotch, and the vents are cooling the doors. And she wonders why I won't get rid of my 2000 528i. It's a manual, the ac is always set to auto 72 degrees and there's no seat heaters.
 

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My wife is 5’2” and I am 6’7” I can’t even get in the car after her without moving the seat back. She refuses to leave the everything where I leave it complaining about not being able to touch the pedals and only seeing the sky in the mirrors. Oh well I do find it worth having her share the driving and letting me sleep in the passenger seat.
 

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My wife is 5’2” and I am 6’7” I can’t even get in the car after her without moving the seat back. She refuses to leave the everything where I leave it complaining about not being able to touch the pedals and only seeing the sky in the mirrors. Oh well I do find it worth having her share the driving and letting me sleep in the passenger seat.
The memory seats are tied to the key fob/driver profile. The seat moves to the proper adjustments based on whichever fob was used to open the doors.
 

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The memory seats are tied to the key fob/driver profile. The seat moves to the proper adjustments based on whichever fob was used to open the doors.
I wish we had that feature on our MY20 Forester Limited...that's the vehicle that we both drive for "around town" things now that we've moved nearly into town. Professor Dr. SWMBO has never driven my Ascent and I"m in my third year owning it. ;:) She just doesn't want to because of its size. Who am I to argue with her not wanting to drive my Ascent? LOL
 
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