Hi, I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice? I am looking to buy a used C-Max (2004), I have had an AA inspection on it today, and the inspector has told me that the cruise control wasnt working, so my questions are these?
Is this a major problem?
Is it costly?
Do I actually need cruise control?! (I havent had in any of my other cars)
If you haven't got it it's hardly the end of the world. It can either be as a result of a more serious underlying condition OR it could just mean that the wheel has been changed to a 'better' one that has the cruise buttons.
If you provide more information about the vehicle it'll help put your mind at ease....
Hmmmmm....even more confused now! The inspector said the car drove very well and advised us to buy it, just not sure if the non working of the cruise control is a big issue and may be costly to resolve
You could use the faulty cruise as a negotiator to knock a bit off the price. If it doesn't work its no big deal anyway. I only use mine when driving through average speed cam areas. I find it uses a little more fuel on long drives anyway
I find that cruise control is not a lot of use on today's busy roads in England but I have used it on French motorways more. I do find it useful on a long drive to give my right foot a bit of a rest and change of position, all in all I would prefer to have it than not.
I have crusie control and hardly use it as we dont do long journeys that have straight roads, its mostlytraffic lights or roundabouts and numptys who drive well below the speed limit, so C/C is not an option.I woundlt miss mine.