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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo View Post
    Agreed. Didn't think of it. But still, it can't be that button... There's no way that Renault would put such an important button way over there. We have a Renault and my dad has always been enthusiast about the placement of the various buttons...
    I have to agree with that. I occasionally drive a Mk I Scenic and the radio controls on the steering column are great, easily the easiest and more intuitive I've ever used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I have to agree with that. I occasionally drive a Mk I Scenic and the radio controls on the steering column are great, easily the easiest and more intuitive I've ever used.
    As for our 2004 Mégane Grand Tour: The cruise control buttons on the steering wheel are great. My mother even uses it. And behind the wheel there is a little 'stick' (can't think of an other word) with all the radio controls on it. So if my dad is called he can safely and fast turn the radio on mute and answer the phone (handsfree in-ear kit). He was very keen on it. However I think you only get that if you get a factory build-in radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo View Post
    Why would you have a speedlimiter? If you would just set the cruise control to that speed nothing can happen...
    not really as you can pres the throttle and it will go faster
    Limit is for the retards who can't read a speedo !! IF it's set to prevent son/daughter going too fast then kinda easy for them to disable it when you're not looking :!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo View Post
    Agreed. Didn't think of it. But still, it can't be that button... There's no way that Renault would put such an important button way over there. We have a Renault and my dad has always been enthusiast about the placement of the various buttons...
    Let's make it clear:

    The button next to the nav buttons does the following:

    It enables the cruise control system or limiter system. If that button isn't pressed then the buttons on the steering wheel don't do anything. When you press the cruise control button a little green Cruise light lights up on the dash. After enabling the system you can now set the cruise speed with the buttons on the steering wheel. The O button on the steering wheel doesn't disable the system it merely cancels the cruise in the same way it would cancel the cruise by pushing the brake peddal.
    What Matra said is wrong, when you push the button next to the nav buttons you do NOT start the cruise. You need to push a second button on the steering wheel to actually start it.

    It's like that on all renaults with cruise/limiter. Well on our 2 Vel Satis' and Espace we used to own anyway.

    As for the new Laguna, I like the front. I HATE the back. The back of the wagon is a bit better. The interior looks fantastic though.

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    Ok, but as you say that is probably only for Renaults with a speed limiter. Because our Mégane has only got cruise control, and it is turned on and off with the 'R' and 'O' button. And I'm a 100% sure of that, I just asked my father...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    What Matra said is wrong, when you push the button next to the nav buttons you do NOT start the cruise. You need to push a second button on the steering wheel to actually start it.

    It's like that on all renaults with cruise/limiter. Well on our 2 Vel Satis' and Espace we used to own anyway.
    Agreed. But pusign thhe button on the wheel is for setting the speed for the cruise to hold.
    If the button on console isn't in cruise mode than the wheel button doesn't do anything -- is that still the case ?
    So cruise is "enabled" with the button on the console but takes control only after presing "R" -- yes ?
    That's what I'd meant and sure how it used to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    Agreed. But pusign thhe button on the wheel is for setting the speed for the cruise to hold.
    If the button on console isn't in cruise mode than the wheel button doesn't do anything -- is that still the case ?
    So cruise is "enabled" with the button on the console but takes control only after presing "R" -- yes ?
    That's what I'd meant and sure how it used to work.
    Yep. The buttons on the steering wheel do absolutely nothing when the button on the center console isn't in any of the two modes (cruise or limit).

    To set a cruise speed you need to press - or + while driving. You can't use R the first time IIRC. Since it forgets the previously set speed when you completely disable the system by using the button on the centre console.

    The R is to accelerate again (or decellerate) to the set speed after braking or accelerating manually. The O is for cancelling cruise instead of pushing the brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo View Post
    Ok, but as you say that is probably only for Renaults with a speed limiter. Because our Mégane has only got cruise control, and it is turned on and off with the 'R' and 'O' button. And I'm a 100% sure of that, I just asked my father...
    I think you stil have that button somewhere but you probably leave it enabled all the time. It's a bit silly that it requires you to somehow activate the cruise system. I think it's on the left side under the steering wheel somewhere on a Megane. But I'm not sure.

    EDIT: yes it is: take a look at this pic, next to the button that disables the ESP: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...2&d=1133895027
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    I think you stil have that button somewhere but you probably leave it enabled all the time. It's a bit silly that it requires you to somehow activate the cruise system. I think it's on the left side under the steering wheel somewhere on a Megane. But I'm not sure.

    EDIT: yes it is: take a look at this pic, next to the button that disables the ESP: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...2&d=1133895027
    Yeah you're right, but I guess we have always turned it on, since we have got no children in our family anymore and everybody uses the cruise control.
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    Speed limiter is usefull when you pull a caravan, you can simply say that the car drives 100kmh maximum en not a single kmu harder.
    Current Laguna has the buttons on smart places. Like the navigation, you simply can't miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoT___ View Post
    Speed limiter is usefull when you pull a caravan, you can simply say that the car drives 100kmh maximum en not a single kmu harder.
    Current Laguna has the buttons on smart places. Like the navigation, you simply can't miss it.
    kick down will override the speed limiter, there goes your excuse....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoT___ View Post
    Speed limiter is usefull when you pull a caravan, you can simply say that the car drives 100kmh maximum en not a single kmu harder
    As said before a driver who can't keep a vehicle to a speed "Limit" - which varies by traffic signs - shouldn't be allowed on the road.
    DOUBLY so if they're towing a caravan !!! Spawn of the devil !!!!!!!
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    The previous Laguna is the only French car I've ever driven; a rented diesel in Italy. It was fantastic. I can't imagine how nice this version in a GT spec must be.

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