Sorry if this has been asked before, but I've tried searching the archives, and found nothing conclusive other than a Mississauga address.
I made an impulse buy at a truck stop in North Carolina this weekend and now have an STi. As expected, it was a really early serial, with A1M7 software. Good price, though. (Yes, I was going to buy from Roy, but I had a few hundred USD cash on hand that needed to be spent.)
I'm an RD newbie, but after about 3 hours of driving in NC and VA with the thing, here are my thoughts:
- Lots of K falsing when passing truck stops on Highway mode in the state of NC. Not so many in VA. What am I picking up? Craparas and/or door openers?
- I haven't seen much of the Ka falsing that's been spoken about with A1M7, though the "extra sensitive" Ka might be beneficial because I'm going to be primarily be using it in Ontario and Quebec where other RDs are very, very rare.
- The unit doesn't seem to run hot. I hope it doesn't crap out on me.
Any point in madly pursuing a firmware update from BEL?
Anyone in Toronto with an actual success story getting their STi updated by visiting the BEL office? I've read all kinds of stories about shipping to the US, getting the corporate runaround, etc.
Is it worth the effort to update to A4M9?
I'm really looking forward to participating in this, uhh, community.