It sounds to me like this is a case of buyer's regret. You said the dealer didn't have the HD radio installed when you test-drove the truck. You can't tell me they didn't have a single RAM on the lot that didn't have HD radio where you COULD test it. And the same goes for navigation or any other feature. You might lose a little pride but save a lot of money if you just admit you regret your purchase and move on. Next time go to the dealer with the intention of selecting a vehicle you CAN replace the head unit on. Personally I find it humorous that you claim your livelihood is dependent on these features (HD radio seems unlikely) and yet you didn't vet them out before the purchase.
The most ironic part about this whole conversation is that despite the obvious fact that you are a conservative you clearly don't believe in personal responsibility. You have an almost entitlement tone to your posts.
“It sounds to me like this is a case of buyer's regret.”
Very astute, did you figure that out all by yourself, or did you actually remember it was something I said, if you did manage to remember that was written.
I am impressed, but you obviously are not capable to remembering very much about anything you read at all.
In light of all the other very nice features that did work, and the fact that was the last ecodeisel available in Washington State with the 8AN unit, I believed the salesman when he confidently proclaimed it was not possible to test a set up uconnect system.
If you had the ability to comprehend, or remember what you read, you would have known I never stated the HD radio issue had anything to do with work, here, I’ll quote what I actually DID say, just so you understand
“connection process is fragmented and lopsided.
For instance, if I forget to turn off my ear piece before I start the truck, and then turn it off after getting in, the media will connect, but the phone wont. Not unless I either turn it off, open the door, close the door, then restart the truck.
If I am already moving, I have to grab the phone, go to settings, go to Bluetooth, go to uconnect, and enable phone for uconnect.
That's at least 45 seconds of distracted driving, which completely trashes the whole safer driving thing it is supposed to offer.
I do not have the option of not taking calls while driving, any call can be worth thousands, and if it is a new customer calling in response to one of the advertisements I spent thousands on every month, I only have that one time to answer the call and get the job.”
Please show me where I said the HD was essential in that process.
“One call from a customer can potentially destroy your guidance, unless I immediately switch to maps to keep the app running while talking.
Also, full high speed data is only available in urban areas. Go 20 miles out and it's a whole different story.
Get a couple emails and texts coming in while you are on the phone and have map running and you are almost guaranteed to drop something, especially if you have another call on hold.
That's why I paid for a standalone nav unit that will be unaffected by any other function, and not subject to cellular connection for operation.
All that said, the connectivity itself is heinous, spotty, and intermittent.
I have had to pull over almost once a day to either manually connect to the system, program an address, locate a supplier, or talk to a customer, because I have had to resort to my phone.
I did not spend an extra 2k just to have something nice to look at in the dash.”
Once again, Hd not mentioned.
Actually, I only mentioned the radio once, and only to say they don’t have a very good digital amplifier for the system because it won’t even find many of the stations available.
It’s OK, because anyone reading your statements can see you obviously don’t have to worry about anything except going to work for wage.
Before you twist that into something it isn't, I have employees, they are some of the finest people I have ever met, and my company simply could not operate without them. I pay at the top of the scale, and I have been known to give a new hire a raise of up to $5 and hour after two weeks, and make it retroactive to their first day. All without anyone asking for anything, because I value my employees and want to be sure they don't need a 2nd job to provide for their families.
I can guarantee I don't have anyone like you working for me. I demand professionalism, and they MUST be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
I appreciate the fact that with your 2nd grade education and your obvious inability to remember what you did just read, you have spent a long time working your way up the "management ladder", and there’s no way you are going to ever bother to find a better job, it aint easy making manager at McDonalds, and you are not about to throw out the 15 years it took to get there. The way you read, it probably took all that time just to memorize that huge menu, especially when they added the breakfast schedule, whoa, that was 5 brutal years just for that, wasn’t it.
Since you forgot, I said this also, “I love the truck, I switched from Ford solely because Ford decided to not bother to make a diesel 1/2 ton
So go on, hate away buckaroo, it’s the low information voters like you that are the single biggest reason America’s politicians have all but destroyed this nation.
As for this “The most ironic part about this whole conversation is that despite the obvious fact that you are a conservative you clearly don't believe in personal responsibility. You have an almost entitlement tone to your posts”,
That’s just narrow, stupid, and not true.
Did you figure out I am a conservative because I started and operate a company, or because I am standing up for my rights? It doesn’t matter, and all it proves is your words are a sad and profound commentary on America’s socio/political atmosphere.
Once again you missed another part” Honestly, I don't want a penny.
I want my system to work, so I can work.”
You are clueless beyond imagination. I freaking PAID for a system, and I demand it do its job, and you call that entitlement?
Oh, OK, just got it, that’s the only word you remember to use when talking to a conservative, especially one that is a business owner, because you have been taught how much we producers despise entitlement programs, especially when my money goes to support imbeciles like you.
Ok fine, your probably not just a brain dead zombie sheeple, you’re a MSNBC loyalist, why I’ll bet Chris Matthews even has you on his supporters emails list.
I’m supposed to just accept I got ripped off for a few thousand dollars, and accept my ability to conduct business has been severely compromised, and just put up with now having to waste what will amount to hours sitting on the side of the road, lost customers, engage in distracted driving, and move on? Really?
To where Mr. Brilliance?
Until I run over some electric powered tin can, maybe even kill the occupants of that tin can, then spend the next several years in prison, and the rest of my life in anguish over the fact I hurt an innocent Human?
See, I’m not like you at all.
I work very hard, I actually operate two businesses,(the 2nd is home based and I spend 2 hours every night on it), I am a firm believer in the Bill of Rights. I do not appreciate the way federal “judges” make “rulings” that only support their boss, and get yearly bonuses based on how many humans they were able to deceive, exploit, and destroy lives by putting them in prison for violating a “civil statute”
I am actually an elected PCO in Washington State, been active for decades. I’m one of those conservatives in direct conflict with the republican establishment.
I, and many others like me, are not willing to just “accept” anything sub-standard that we can make better.
What I find insidious, is we are in fact fighting for YOU too, for YOUR individual rights, as a Human Being, created by God, and the fact you are alive means you have inalienable rights, (that means no government can take them away), but you are so brainwashed by main stream media you just sit on your azz and call us names.
Guess it is true “Stupid Is as Stupid Does”
Go keep attacking me, keep on making up lies, and when you’re done, slink back to your pathetic life of ignorance.
As for me, I will make my stand, I will not run, and in the end, I will have done my best.
All this, over a dang radio. That’s crazy.
One word of warning, if you decide to attack me again, I will in fact return fire.
Make you a deal, stay away from my posts, and I’ll stay away from yours.