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How do you deactivate yours. I usually just blip the brake pedal, but could it be dangerous for someone driving behind you
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Re: Criuse Control

Yip, brake pedal. Don't think it would be any more dangerous for the driver behind though - they dont know you have cruise control, and your brake lights will come on just the same!
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cruise control you wusses

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When would you use it??
 
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Never use mine
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I use both methods depending on whats behind me. Preferr to touch the brake though.
 
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Re: Criuse Control

very rarely use mine but turn it off by the switch - I like to be sure its off!
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Re: Criuse Control

I use mine a lot more nowadays to conserve my precious petrol & when going through those average speed check cameras on the M27. I generally only use it on motorways but I don't use it at rush hour cos as soon as you set it you have to brake which turns it off! But when I do use it I usually switch it off so the warning light turns off too!
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Re: Criuse Control

I touch the clutch very lightly - then no danger of brake lights distracting the car behind.
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Re: Criuse Control

ditto clutch tap
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Crusie control is for fat, lazy people


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Crusie control is for fat, lazy people


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How does it work on a train HST, hand throttle? Serious question. I honestly don't know
 
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Re: Criuse Control

thing is, it doesnt work in an average speedtrap unless the roads empty, as traffic flow always speeds up and slows down, never consistant
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I'd always said that myself until it came standard on this car but it is a great aid to discipline and (yes) comfort on my fairly regular long hauls up to Scotland and especially in the long average speed camera traps on the A74(M) section. The unmarked cars seem to be breeding up that way too.

In answer to the question, I usually anticipate the rate of approach and thumb the cancel button, re-set if necessary or drive on the throttle until the flow allows resumption of my preferred cruising speed. Sometimes traffic pulling out or rapidly slowing forces me to use the brakes in those instances.


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Re: Criuse Control

Just wait until the Money 'makers' in the UK decide that a 2mph speed limed tolerance is all that is needed instead of the current 10% , all in the name of road safety, then the cruise control will be more important than your 'lover'...unless you like walking
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Re: Cruise Control

I used to love the CC on the 147 I had. I could increase and lower the speed with the stalk. Very cool
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I would of voted for clutch pedal.
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Re: Cruise Control

Never understood the complaints about Alfas not having a cancel button on the CC, if I have it on and need to slow then 9 times out of 10 I'm braking anyway, If I'm cruising up to slower traffic on the motorway, then it's either a brake or clutch tap, (depending on how close the traffic is behind me), or with enough notice just slow down then speed up with the -/+ controls, (this is even easier in a 159 etc)

It's one of the thing I like about Alfa, they seem to have thought about these things, and tried to simplify them rather than having loads of buttons all over the place. The headlights switching off with the ignition is pure genius IMO.
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Re: Cruise Control

Minor clutch interferrence!
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Re: Cruise Control

Switch most of the time, clutch or brake otherwise. Depends on the situation really.
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Re: Cruise Control

Did not think of the clutch option, the Sele does not have one
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Re: Cruise Control

hardly ever use it though

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Not on my 75 but my scoob has it but dont use it that often as the turbo kicks in and catches me out, so a waste of time and I think unsafe unless I cruise above the rev range that the turbo wakes up which means going over the speed limit so no point...

I use the stalk first but brake when a quiker responce is needed

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Re: Cruise Control

brake pedal is the safest way, at least the idiot 2 inches behind you knows you are slowing down. dipping your clutch will cause up to speed up slightly not slow down which is the only reason to disengage cruise is it not? surely the only reason to disengage cruise is slowing traffic in front therefore why would you be doing anything other than braking? any other reason like you are bored with it would just mean using the off button.
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