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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:14 pm 
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When I had my accusump fitted in the engine bay, a fair few bits was relocated to create the space needed. Things like battery moving to the boot and relocating the auxiliary fusebox slightly and cruise control delete.
I remember the conversation with the garage and it kinda went "lose the cruise, it's not very race" lol

I've not missed it at all, infact it's easier and less concerning when dealing with, as mentioned in an earlier post, the erratic speeds people drive lately. Average speed zones are a doddle.... especially when sneaking by the bright yellow gantry whilst totally Hidden from view by the Arctic next to you :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:39 pm 
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Folks have got a 320d BMW and you turn the cruise on and you can adjust the speed of the car just by pressing a button on the steering wheel.
Without touching the accelerator pedal at all.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 pm 
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It's the same on a Saab. The set button is +, the resume button -, except for the 93ss where there is a set+ and set-, and resume is separate.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:10 pm 
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Along with the ones who come hooning it up the middle lane whilst you're overtaking someone in the left lane, then sit on your bumper until you pull back in and the blat it back up to what ever speed over the speed limit they were doing before, even though they could have pulled out and overtaken you.

Probably adaptive cruise control.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:13 pm 
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I don't use it in built up areas as I usually take my feet off the controls, and that split second to move them back if I see something I have to brake for is too much for me.

I keep my foot over the brake pedal in built-up areas, so the reaction could possibly be even quicker than when taking the foot of the accelerator first.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:59 pm 
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saman wrote:
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Along with the ones who come hooning it up the middle lane whilst you're overtaking someone in the left lane, then sit on your bumper until you pull back in and the blat it back up to what ever speed over the speed limit they were doing before, even though they could have pulled out and overtaken you.

Probably adaptive cruise control.

I've noticed people behaving like that on the motorways for decades, and I'm sure adaptive cruise control hasn't been widespread for that long.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:31 am 
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I do find that when I use it on the motorway I get overtaken by the same car several times on long journeys. Once or twice I've even seen people give me a shake of their head (what?) as they go past. I always thought that the centre lane gang thought the inside lane was somehow beneath them but it appears that they don't like the outside lane either so just vary their speed according to what's in front of them.

I don't use it when it's busy (So never basically in Manchester) but it is excellent in roadworks with a 50 limit like the never ending ones on the M6.

I used to use it a lot more in My S-Type because there was little discernible difference between cruising at 75 and cruising at 100. You'd glance down at the speedo and realise your licence was in danger. My son and I used to play an excellent game where I'd nudge the speed up slowly and see how long it took my wife to notice.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:48 am 
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I seldom use it unless on a comparatively empty motorway, like the M40 at times. I, too, find that with it on I am often passing, being passed and repassing the same cars as their speed is varying around the set point. It is often similar in roadworks as others vary their speed by foot and you need to brake as they slow down, switching it off. Plus, in the 9-3 it hunts for some reason, giving a burst of 2-3mph then dropping off then giving a burst again which is not comfortable.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:16 pm 
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I use cruise very often on steady flowing A roads, dual carriageways and motorways.

The Focus I drive most of the time now has the cruise buttons on the steering wheel which makes subtle speed adjustments really quick and easy.

I find using cruise a lot has helped me look much further ahead that I otherwise might - as a result I now feel disappointed in my anticipation if I have to use the brakes to adjust my speed other than when reaching a junction or due to substantial and sudden changes in traffic speed such as someone suddenly deciding to stop and turn right with little or no warning.

On the motorway, when I catch something doing 0.1mph less than me, I will prod the throttle to pass and then let it ease back once I'm past rather than doing "elephant racing" on cruise for the next mile or two!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:14 pm 
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I found that the speed accelerates and decelerates on hills, going up or down.
My old Mk4 Astra SRi stayed the same.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm 
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I found that the speed accelerates and decelerates on hills, going up or down.
My old Mk4 Astra SRi stayed the same.
Mine holds speed just fine on the way up but the system doesn't operate the brakes on the way down (by design I think).

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:21 pm 
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TwyRob wrote:
Ian78 wrote:
I found that the speed accelerates and decelerates on hills, going up or down.
My old Mk4 Astra SRi stayed the same.
Mine holds speed just fine on the way up but the system doesn't operate the brakes on the way down (by design I think).



Earlier cruise / ABS system interaction. Later versions of ABS allow cruise to control brakes. Never fitted to Saabs AFAIK, except possibly the NG9-5 which would have had adaptive cruise from 2012.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 am 
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When I have cruise I use it constantly.
Miss it a lot.

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all the time! I do think it helps with MPG (maybe not up hill).

anyone think it helps mpg?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm 
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all the time! I do think it helps with MPG (maybe not up hill).

anyone think it helps mpg?


Compared to lead-loaded right foot? Hell yes!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 pm 
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Jakeyboy999 wrote:
all the time! I do think it helps with MPG (maybe not up hill).

anyone think it helps mpg?

I do :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:07 pm 
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I use it on the longer sections of road.
Personal best... turned the cruise on entering into Denmark, only knocked it off for the two toll bridges.
So almost crossed the country on cruise!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:40 am 
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Ian78 wrote:
Folks have got a 320d BMW and you turn the cruise on and you can adjust the speed of the car just by pressing a button on the steering wheel.
Without touching the accelerator pedal at all.


Most Renaults have that as well.

On my Merc i dont need to touch it at all. It reads the road speed signs, or Gantry signs on the motorway and self adjusts itself. Clever stuff !.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:45 am 
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beardydave wrote:
TwyRob wrote:
Ian78 wrote:
I found that the speed accelerates and decelerates on hills, going up or down.
My old Mk4 Astra SRi stayed the same.
Mine holds speed just fine on the way up but the system doesn't operate the brakes on the way down (by design I think).



Earlier cruise / ABS system interaction. Later versions of ABS allow cruise to control brakes. Never fitted to Saabs AFAIK, except possibly the NG9-5 which would have had adaptive cruise from 2012.


I use Cruise & Speed limiter all the time every day, as i spend 5hrs typically on the motorway.
I learned quickly to disable all the safety systems. ESP / Braking assist etc. I can do it in about 4 seconds now via the steering wheel controls.
The reason being is that i was getting through rear brake pads and disks at an alarming rate. In 1 year i had 2 sets of rear pads, and its because of the cruise using the bakes to control speed.
So now i use Cruise, but with the safety systems off. That also helps MPG which is now up to 72.5mpg. From approx 68 average.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Yes. I use cruise control all the time and, like Paul Taylor, also speed limiter.

The only downside to this is folk who really have no concept of their own wildly varying speed. That's a continuous issue and one that sometimes leads to on-road friction. Mainly from the other driver.

Other than that, it's relaxing, more efficient and quicker to use cruise.


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