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Fitted my cruise control kit at the weekend and had it enabled yesterday... Well impressed!

The fitting went smoothly (no exploding airbag!) mainly thanks to Foxy's excellent guide.

Am now driving everywhere and hitting the button as much as possible. It's certainly a nice feeling to get a luxury upgrade for so little outlay.
 

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It sure is, mine was fitted last week and I'm finding any excuse to use it [^] Off to London this w'end so some major cruising to be done!
 

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Haha...ur going cruising in London? I wouldn't tell anyone if i was you...

It has some other meanings...you going to see your mentor/icon whilst down there? I hear he's stable in hospital!

:p
 

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be prepared to get slightly intoxicated off on the motorway though!

you'll lose count of the number of cars who you pass, then they pass you, you pass them, they pass you... etc

another common one, you're cruised controlled at 85mph up a slight incline, closing on a car by between 5 and 10 mph, you pull out, then you are level, the incline ends, the car inside speeds up... then matches your speed... you are left high and dry

its so bloody annoying, if everybody had it we'd be fine!!

/rant over

(I do 120 motorway miles a day, btw) :)
 

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Yes, i guarantee anyone who hasn't done it yet would love it!

I have just one set left in anyone's thinking about it........DO IT!
 

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doesn't it use more fuel? i remember clarkson driving up to scotland in an A8? and turning on cruise control used quite a bit more fuel
 

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I find it great in 30 limits etc, just click it on and you don't have to constantly keep an eye on the speedo :eek:)
 

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Quote: posted by findus on 19/10/2004 11:57:29

doesn't it use more fuel? i remember clarkson driving up to scotland in an A8? and turning on cruise control used quite a bit more fuel

I'm finding it's improved my mpg being a diesel it works more efficiently at a constant speed, which is what the CC does. 2-3 mpg improvement so far.
 

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Quote: posted by GeordieLife on 19/10/2004 09:30:16

Haha...ur going cruising in London? I wouldn't tell anyone if i was you...

It has some other meanings...you going to see your mentor/icon whilst down there? I hear he's stable in hospital!

:p

lol I don't think so!!
 

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i,m getting a bit of the green eyed monster, as i missed the two cruise control fittings up in berkshire, and too scared to handle the install myself, may have to pay someone to fit my kit in[:(].
 

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It's early days, but i'd say the car is more economical with the cruise in use, mainly because the power delivery is so subtle, definitely moreso than it would be using the pedal. The instant readout on the fuel computer would suggest this too.
 

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Cruise control is sweet, fitted it last week. MPG is better for me since I'm no longer flooring it all the time! Although the accelerate button on the cc stalk above the set button is pretty fun!
 

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When I was buying my tdi wasn't top of my list on extras.But after using it for a year now can't imagine being without it.....
 

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Quote: posted by Newton on 19/10/2004 13:12:19

how much is the cruise control foxy?

?52.00 for the stalk and loom, delivered.

I have just sold the last of the sets but I am gonna do a group buy soon........like next week,,,keep 'm peeled!
 
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