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post #1 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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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)

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 03:17 AM
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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....

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post #3 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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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

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What's the spec and interior of the car and other features it has?
It can just be a new wheel like I said, most likely as it's unusual for just the cruise to fail.

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi its on a 53 plate and its a 1.8 Ghia model,
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 03:47 AM
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Ghia is the top of the range so will have cruise.....hmmm......
It only activates above 30mph....
I'll say go with his opinion as he's seen it first hand.

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 03:48 AM
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BTW, just be careful about the relatively low MPG of the 1.8.....there's a thread in one of the other sub forums on here about it.
Just a heads up.

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 06:25 AM
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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

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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.

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post #10 of 11 Old 06-23-2010, 06:02 PM
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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.

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