Did you push the fan speed control button in for two seconds until the light flashes and also for two seconds on the temp button? I didn't know this was how you activate it until I started reading the owner's manual. I previously thought you just turn the knob to auto, but this does not complete the activation until the two buttons are pressed and held.Mine's a nitpick: the automatic climate control turns the inside of my car into a convection oven, even with the temp set at 65. I end up either turning the fan off or click it up one notch above "Auto" to get the right amount of heat.
are you running PREMIUM fuel? if you run anything below 91 octane, you'll probably get pre-detonation which would sound like TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK and will eventually screw up your engine.
hit the TEXT button -- there are two different TEXT modes for FM radio... one is short (8-16 characters) and one is something like 128 characters and scrolls.I saw this in someone else's post but I agree with the stereo only being 8 characters and not scrolling. It isn't a huge factor but one that pisses me off when I am riding in my gf car and hers scrolls along.