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- Jan 3, 2020
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- 2015 Mustang Convertible, 2016 Dodge Durango
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I have always been happy with the sync in my 2015; other than a phone update that screwed up bluetooth for a while, it has always worked well for me. The Uconnect in my wife's 2016 Durango is, as you say, not very good. I've suggested she see if an update is available, which she hasn't done. Just as an example of some silly issue: the thing takes forever to connect with the phone when the car first starts up, if you change the A/C from "max cold" to one notch warmer the rear A/C kicks on full blast, and every time she makes a call from the passenger seat and wants it not to be over the car speaker she has to transfer the call to the phone before and after the other person picks up. In general the whole UI design is squirrelly and it doesn't show simple things logically.Sync 1-3 were all way overcriticized. Literally every one of them was miles ahead of everything else on the road, bar none, when released. I still remember coworkers raving about Sync 1 in their new Fusions, and a friend being completely blown away by Sync 1 with Nav in my Fusion. The only valid criticism I ever saw was that they could be slow - MFT first release on the Explorer was really slow but that got better. And I have yet to find a better "home screen" after renting dozens of different vehicles than what MFT and Sync 3 have.
People rave about UConnect but you know what? Hit the voice button on there and say "call Mom." You know what it does? Call your mother, like on a Ford? No, it literally scolds you - "to use phone functions, press the phone button." Really, you steaming pile? You know exactly what I want and just don't want to do it? What a inexcusably awful experience. (Yes, you'll get used to having to context switch on the damn buttons.) That constant raving tells me the average car review is complete bullshit on tech stuff.
Anyway, I have a feeling sync4a will have growing pains the first year but all will get sorted out.