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Subject: Re: [RFI] Car Advice
From: Joe <wa6rkn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:00:40 -0800
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I was looking into buying a Prius.  When I talked to the Toyota salesman, I 
told him I was a ham and asked if there were any known issues on installing 
an all band, (VHF-HF) 100 watt, radio in the car.

He was most emphatic when telling me that the installation of any electronic 
transmitting device in the car, outside of a garage door opener, would void 
the warranty.

Needless to say, Toyota lost a sale.  Subaru won.  No problems, saved 10 
grand, and get 35 mpg on trips...ragchewing on HF all the way.

Sorry about the interference issues with your Sequoia.  Guess the salesman 
knew what he was talking about.....

Joe Wolfe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Brown" <jim@audiosystemsgroup.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Car Advice

> On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:38:06 EST, Jimk8mr@aol.com wrote:
>>Any experience or recommendations of something to get or something
>>to  avoid?
> I had MISERABLE luck with my Toyota Sequoia -- 100W on 20M crashed
> the car's computer and put me in "limp home" mode in the middle of
> the Nevada desert. Luckily I was able to reboot it by pulling
> battery leads off and restoring.

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