My Recent Trip
well, i finallly got to take my G6 GT out on the road today. drove from Greenwood Indiana to Danville Kentucky. about a 3 1/2 hour trip. some interesting things came out of this trip.
1) filled up this a.m. ($2.23/gal, for you who would like to know), reset my 'trip odometers, average mpg and average speed and down the road we went. me and the 'girfriend (who will remain nameless to protect her identity and keep ME from getting in trouble with HER) anyway, set the cruise on 73 mph and got 31.9 miles per gallon.
2) on one of my 'off the beaten path' excursions, i stopped in a line of traffic behind a chevy van. at the last minute, i decided i needed to be in the lane to the right of me, so i cut the wheel sharply to the right to go around the van. funny thing happened.....the wheel turned about a QUARTER TURN and STOPPED, i don't mean that i lost my 'power assist', i mean it STOPPED!!!! after a second or so passed, it moved again and i was able to complete my lane change. is THIS the 'steering lock' that has been experienced by others?
i'm in the automotive business and have a mechanical and parts background and i'm telling ALL OF YOU....."This was no loss of power assist"....the wheel was totally unable to move, either way!!!!! i'm a big guy at 6'2" and 275lbs and when i tell you i couldn't move the wheel, BELIEVE ME, it couldn't be moved!!!
so, having said that, i am stopping in to see my dealer on Monday and tell him of my experience. if this had happened when i was travelling at 70+mph on the highway, well lets just say you probably wouldn't be reading this on the website but my obituary in the local paper....... :eek
has anyone else experienced this for the first time, or AGAIN???? please tell me your story as i intend to take them with me to the dealer.