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    Well, for the first time since owning the car I had my 1st Good Ole Ring Piece Puckered up Brown trouser Moment

    I always like to drive my cars where ever the road permits

    Today was no exception Apart from !!!!

    Nice undulating stretch of country road (Travelled it many times) There is a Junction off to the Left which exits in a Y Shape & goes uphill to a set of Hairpin Bends , One Left with bad camber & the other a right hander with perfect camber, The type you can get all the power down & fling yourself out from it
    So im romping along at the national Speed limit Exit left, 2 cars at the Y junction, So indicate left to make my intentions known, Put down the power again & push the Indicator left again to cancel it ( hardly a turn at the junction so no self cancel) The Nasty hair pin is approaching & im still powering on in 3rd, I never brake here, just change down to 2nd, So i back off & ?????
    The ****er keeps going at the speed i took the junction at !! Going on i thought !!

    I wrestle with the Steering , Press the accelerator, Still no change in Speed, ARghhh, Poo Poo Time, Eventually i dab the brake & really upset the cars balance .. Revs Die..

    Blimey That Cruise Control is Easy to Activate !!

    Sweet Cuppa for me Thankyou

    Dean

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    wish i'd seen your face

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    i've aslo done that with a caravan on the back, and 4 people in the car, nearly had 4 lots of brown trousers. lol

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    on my old vectra 04 if you hit resume under max acceleration it would continue to accelerate as if your foot was glued to the floor. I did it once on a roundabout, hence i left the roundabout very quickly. All I can say is that I am glad it was in the old 2.0DTi not the current V6 CDTi now that would have been a brown trouser moment!!!

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    I've done that a couple of times coming off roundabouts.
    Some cars have an on/off switch for the cruise control, which I sometimes think would be a good idea! My Mitsubishi Galant had a dashboard switch and a very important looking pair of warning lights, saying something like "cruise enabled" and "cruise engaged".

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    had a little moment few weeks back with new tyres coming off a roundabout... deffo gave me a heart flutter!

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    I'd hate to think what it would be like accidently activating cruise in the VXR... especially under full acceleration...

    TOAST springs to mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by corman View Post
    wish i'd seen your face
    I bet it was a Picture Just like Gr4eme & his passengers, I bet they all thought

    Dean

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    Excellent must try this new acceleration boosting button. Is it like the sport button fitted on other Vectras?

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    was there abit of a nasty smell in the car aswell ?? lol its easy done thuo
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