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Well folks, its done. We finally bought it on Saturday and pick it up tomorrow. So now the questions begin:

1. Can anyone tell me where I can get a shop manual for it (Book or DVD ROM)?
2. Pet / dog barrier - I need something, what are my options?
3. Heavy Duty floor mats - Benz or Husky Liners or ??
4. How good are these OEM rubber in the snow?

I can't wait to take it on the road trip we have planned in 2 weeks. 9 hour round trip, it should be fun.
 

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Well folks, its done. We finally bought it on Saturday and pick it up tomorrow. So now the questions begin:
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Congrats :thumbsup: you are gonna love it.

I can't answer the questions as I live in florida and have not have the need for heavy duty floor mats, dog /pet barrier or winter rubber.

I have got a rubber mat for the trunk, I can't remember where I got it from as most suppliers did not have it in their stock.

For the road trip, enjoy it, when you get some miles on it you will notice that the mpg can reach 28 or more.

The only thing I miss is that the diesel with this auto does not always work on the torque but will down shift.
 

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Thanks guys. The road trip is going through the mountains from Vancouver Island, over the ferry to the main land and then into the interior to a place called Kamloops. The total trip is about 1000 but the ferry trip is 2 hours and doesn't count. It's roughly 4 hours there and back plus a few days of driving around that city. I expect up and back on 1 tank but it is still winter in the mountains so it could be interesting.

That's another one, does anyone know if these units sold in Canada if they have a block heater installed?

Cheers,
 

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Welcome to R ownership. Highway cruising is smooth in this vehicle. You're going to enjoy the ride to Kamloops. I purchased mine in Vancouver and it didn't have the block heater installed. Typical west coast vehicle. Most dealers don't install one even thought the cost is relatively low. Our mild weather just doesn't justify the added cost and I suspect most people wouldn't even ask about it when purchasing...but it would come in handy during temporary trips to colder climes. I took my car to Sask during the winter and had no problems with cold starts...even in minus 35 degrees Celcius.

Enjoy!
 

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Well, it gets cold enough to justify plugging in my truck in the winter and only a couple times have I had to do the TDI on the coast. I figure its at least 5 C colder here than Victoria and Vancouver because there is less ambient temps because of less people, cars, etc.

Anyway, that said, I'm not too worried.

On the subject of shop manual, I can't find one for the 2008. The dealer has them listed for 2007 and older only. Please confirm that they exist - thanks again guys.
 

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2008 is virtually identical to 2007 model--the Service dvd will cover 99.9 % of what you need.

All the latest stuff is available for subscription at http://www.startekinfo.com

Once you're familiar with your DVD, subscribe for a 24-hour period for $18 and find the new stuff, which will be DTBs mostly.
 

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I have the manual (DVD) on order and we have taken it for the first major spin. A couple things that concern me:

1. every now and again the check oil light at next fueling comes up - of course I did that and it is well inside the acceptable range but it keeps happening?

2. the fuel mileage from the computer is bunk. The range tells me I have to fill up soon with the picture of the car getting filled up but I only had 850 km on that tank. If I'm travelling at 9.1L/100km using cruise at 100 to 120km/h I should get much closer to 1000 km on a tank, shouldn't I? I filled it as I was nervous and it only took 75 L but the tank is 95 with the reserve. So aside from running it dry, which I don't want to do how can I get a longer range from the computer. Yes, I reset it and all that but it remains a concern.

The car handled beautifully in the rain, the snow and the open dry road. Very smooth, very comfortable and very sleek (even the rain and dirt follow the flow lines!).

I would highly recommend this car to anyone thinking about a 7 seat wagon, SUV or cross over.
 

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I have the manual (DVD) on order and we have taken it for the first major spin. A couple things that concern me:

1. every now and again the check oil light at next fueling comes up - of course I did that and it is well inside the acceptable range but it keeps happening?

2. the fuel mileage from the computer is bunk. The range tells me I have to fill up soon with the picture of the car getting filled up but I only had 850 km on that tank. If I'm travelling at 9.1L/100km using cruise at 100 to 120km/h I should get much closer to 1000 km on a tank, shouldn't I? I filled it as I was nervous and it only took 75 L but the tank is 95 with the reserve. So aside from running it dry, which I don't want to do how can I get a longer range from the computer. Yes, I reset it and all that but it remains a concern.

The car handled beautifully in the rain, the snow and the open dry road. Very smooth, very comfortable and very sleek (even the rain and dirt follow the flow lines!).

I would highly recommend this car to anyone thinking about a 7 seat wagon, SUV or cross over.
To # 1;

I had teh same issue and the oil sensor with bracket was replaced during a service visit, I think that there was a TSB for it. Check it out with the dealer it is not supposed to doo that.
 

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Ok, so there is likely a TSB on that. I'll make sure I ask them about that one. I figured either A, there was a problem, B, it was just the computer making you look or C, a sensor glitch.

It looks like it is a glitch.

Thanks again.
 
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