Cruise control. Good thing or not? - shoei
Is cruise control worth having on a new golf.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - David Lacey
Yes, if you are doing plenty of motorway/A road journeys, it's something I'd look for.


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Cruise control. Good thing or not? - 547HEW
Definitely yes IMHO. Was approx £160 as an extra on my 2001MY TDi PD 115 PS, and I use it quite a lot. On the Golf there are foot rests either side of the clutch and accelerator pedal, which on motorways are very handy.

You can dip the clutch momentarily to switch off Cruise control, which avoids displaying brake lights if using the brake pedal to de-activate.

Very useful in 30, 40 and 50 mph speed limits.

I think it works down to lower than 20mph, which is lower than other makes I've driven.

Of course, you have to keep alert to use it safely.

Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Mark (RLBS)
I use it all the time;

1) Motorways
2) For rigidly sticking to a limit

And I deal with changes of speed using the hand controls rather than keep clicking it in and out.

Also, I *always* cancel it using the cancel button rather than dabbing the brakes - which is something that really irritates me when others insist on tuching their brakes to switch the CC off.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - SjB {P}
My new V70 is my first car to have it.
Great device.
Made a rain drenched drive home, through speed camera ridden roadworks, almost a pleasure.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - NWS
I'm in the 'no' camp here mainly because I found it an irritation on motorways where bunching means you're always adjusting your speed, but I hadn't thought of Mark's point that a proportion of pointless brake lights you see these days must be drivers cancelling CC.
I think it's an encouragement for drivers to be less engaged in judging the ever changing road conditions.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - AWS
Had it on a ford probe once, never thought I would use it but proved to be very good on motorways and a great device for making a relaxed drive and keeping your speed down.

Only thing I noticed was if it has been activated for a while and you need to brake either your foot has gone to sleep or you cant find your brake pedal! - Scary

Also agree about altering your speed via the cruise controls used that lots too.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Marcos{P}
I've had cruise on my past three mercs and I honestly don't think I could live without it. It also has a speet limiter device that won't allow you to go over a set speed ( whichever you set )also very handy.

Once you have it you will notice how much people change their speed on motorways.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - 3500S
I have it and hardly use it. If it's an unfamiliar road and a camera sign pops up, I'll set it so I can concentrate on the road and not look for the yellow cash register.

The resume facility is handy but that's it.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Chad.R
The resume facility is handy but that's it.


Resume is certainly handy if you want to test 0-60 times! - on both my Omega and BMW 5 series, both auto, pressing resume means that the car accelerates VERY hard up to the set limit. So I tend not to use this function - just cruise gently up to whatever speed and re-set the CC.

Chad.R
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Mike H
Both my cars have them. I use it a lot, my wife hardly at all. I love it, she hates it. Purely personal choice. If it's an inexpensive extra. or part of a package, go for it & try it.

This has come up a number of times before on this site, suggest you do a search & look back on previous comments.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - terryb
Good thing, especially for long clear motorway journeys (I refer to on the Continent of course!). Had it on 2 XMs and the Jeep, wouldn't be without it now. You arrive with far less weary legs!
:o)
Terry
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Hairy Hat Man
Gets a definate yes from me (even paying £400 to have it on a new zafira). If everyone had, and used CC on mways, everything would run a lot smoother.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Vin {P}
Mate of mine has a primera with the adaptive version, which won't let you get within 120 feet or something of the car in front,even to the extent of braking if the chap in front does. He says it's very hard to keep alert to what's going on, implying it's a step too far.

I use it on empty motorways and love it. Like Mark, I think it's important not to use the brake to disconnect it.

V
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Mark (RLBS)

one cautionery note, if you are not used to cruise control, then you need to be careful when you begin to use it.

Silly things can happen;

e.g you have the cruise set for 70mph, however you've accelerated a little and forgotten so that you are 75. Something in front means you want to slow down but you have time. You take your foot of the throttle and it doesn't slow down much because of the cc. A few seconds scrabbling becaue you are momentarily confused can be an issue.

SO whilst someone who is used to it may use it in traffic, I'd suggest that someone not used to it should be careful.

On another note, on my Landcruiser, Dodge and 4-Runner resuming the CC doesn't make them accelerate hard up to the set speed. All three of them accelerate gently, too gently if anything, and don't even kick-down unless their trying to accelerate up hill.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Sparrow
I wouldn't be without CC now, especially on the Volvo V70 that had a strong accelerator spring. Trouble with the Volvo was no "coast" button, do you HAD to dab the brakes to disconnect it - or switch it off totally which lost the resume speed.
BMW much better - one tap of the button disconnects, another resumes. Thats all you need on many journeys.
BMW is a bit jerkier though.

Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Dynamic Dave
Trouble with the Volvo was no \"coast\" button, do you HAD to
dab the brakes to disconnect it - or switch it off totally
which lost the resume speed.


Ah Ha!! The mistery solved as to why so many Volvo drivers are forever flashing their brake lights but never actually appear to slow down when they do it.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - volvod5_dude
There is a resume button and all the other gizmo's on my new V70s Cruise control, it's state of the art.

Cruise control is invaluable on those wonderful, practically empty French motorways, I wouldn't be without it. Over in the UK it's a different story, I hardly ever use it because driving here is crap.

VD5D.
Cruise control. Good thing or not? - Steve S
Seldom use it in the UK driving on (M25,A12,A13,M20,A1 & M1)- reason congestion mainly. When I did it just irritated me because I seemed to forever have to adjust it because of the inconsistency in non cc traffic speed.

I have a speed limiter to help with non standard controlled speed areas like contraflows.

I do use it in France where the need for adjustment is less due to the lower volume of traffic.
 

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