Uh...the car is $40K. Enough said.
It really is. I agree 100%. If there were ever a car that should have a garage door opener, IT IS THE VOLT. Specifically designed to be charged and for MOST people that charging is going to be done inside a garage.How much would adding HL to the new Volt actually cost GM? I'm guessing about $25. I'm pretty sure they could have bundled that in with the Preimum package and price it accordingly. Folks would buy it and be happy.
That's the kind of short sighted thinking I associate with the OLD GM.
And, conversely, where I live my 2012 simply cannot be programmed to work with the commercial LiftMaster opener. Not a supported unit on this model, and that's done then. At least with an aftermarket there'd be a reasonable means to fix that, but built in? Nope. Custom work, if at all. I'll cope with the remote clipped to the visor.If you really want Homelink you can go aftermarket. In my Gen 1 I went back to the clip remote at the new house since it works better and I have been too lazy to reprogram it.
I do not want to use my phone to open my garage door opener, yuckPerhaps to move to WiFi enabled door openers that are opened with you smart phone they thought it was time to remove it from some of their cars. Although I too think that it was a bit premature eventually the WiFi connect door openers with take over.
Agreed, my volt go has homelink and I use it, but if it didn't I'd use the visor clip button. I don't get why people ware getting all bothered about this. My volt doesn't have powered seats either. I'm coping with it. My volt doesn't have 200 miles of electric range. I'm living with it. It doesn't have room for 5 plus their luggage... I'm not buying another one and will hold out for something bigger. I'll continue to give GM hints...subyukonade!!!!And, conversely, where I live my 2012 simply cannot be programmed to work with the commercial LiftMaster opener. Not a supported unit on this model, and that's done then. At least with an aftermarket there'd be a reasonable means to fix that, but built in? Nope. Custom work, if at all. I'll cope with the remote clipped to the visor.
Really, you would not buy a car because it does not have HomeLink. My motorcycle does not have HomeLink. But I have a key chain FOB that has it with 3 buttons. So you could upgrade with an aftermarket mirror that has it or buy a keychain FOB. Certainly not a reason to not buy a car.
Thanks for generally being a Good Add-Visor,,,
These days my "Visor" won't hold the required openers for 2 Gates and 1 Garage Door, that I need to enter and leave my property.
I am grateful to be driving a Gen1 Volt with 3 Homelink buttons which I use daily,,,as well as having California HOV stickers.
Not until GM "Upgrades" the Gen2 Volt with a new 3 button Homelink and CA "Upgrades" their HOV quota, will I buy the New BUT,,
Not Totally Improved Gen2 Volt !!
I don't have a wifi garage door opener, however I was under the impression that your phone could use voice activation to open and close the garage possibly through Google voice or S voice or Siri. Someone that has it may be able to confirm. But if it is not able to do voice activation now it wont be long.It's just too simple to press and hold a button without fumbling through apps.
Hey Siri, open Cord's garage door....I have tried using a Belkin wifi switch activated via Apple watch ( still need your phone in your pocket ) I am not always in a car when I need to get the door opened.
but low power bluetooth with a 300 ft range also works for me but range may not work for others.
one day, talking to you hand while driving may be a no - no