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Just over a year with my Kona

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Hello everyone. Long time no talk.  I thought I’d drop past and let you know how my Kona is going.

I must say, I am really enjoying driving it.  With lockdowns, working from home, and whatever else has been going on, I haven’t had a chance to drive too far, only 10k in the first year.

I always joked that people who drive automatic cars are just steering not actually driving.  Well, now I have a car that seems to have automatic everything, I must say that I am only steering most of the time.   :lol:

Everything about the car is just great. I have a couple of small (very petty) gripes.  The parcel shelf at the back rattles when we go over a reasonable bump. Doesn’t bother me so much, but drives my husband mad.  I am also not that thrilled with the GPS upgrade that did at the 10k service. I’m glad I waited until then, it just isn’t as good at showing the street names if you aren’t using it for directions. That and when we went to Port Fairy for a weekend (our 40th wedding anniversary) it tried to take us a very strange way to visit my sister in law.

I do however have a question that has been on my mind for a while.  Can anyone assure me that the brake lights come on when the cruise control slows the car?  After having someone run into the back of my car, I am just a little nervous. I feel that a lot of people have forgotten how to drive and just cut in front and tailgate. Concerning at 100 kph.

Just adding a photo to remind you all how handsome he is.


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Glad you're enjoying it.
Great to hear from you.

The parcel shelf on my wife's Corolla rattled like that when we got it.
A bit of careful application of duct tape to the points of contact stopped it.

Can't help with the brake light query but logic says the lights should activate.
If you're driving at night, you should be able to see a faint glow around the stop light unit on the tailgate glass.
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And a very Merry and safe Christmas to you.
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Looking good, Cecilia :D
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 :DoubleKiss:  Thanks guys, nice to be back.
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