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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamesbond_007 View Post
I had the same problem, I've hit CC multiple times while trying for the turn signals. I agree with critics on this.
Do you mean your car surges, starts to accelerate when you hit the CC lever accidentally? This is what I thought was the original and main complain.

I have hit the lever accidentally myself a couple of times during the (pretty many) years I've had an MB and could prefer the car to read my mind and make the lever go further away when I'm not going to use it and then quickly return to the current position just before my intention is to use it. But please, no additional buttons that I would have to press to make it come and go, it would have to read my thoughts.

Is anyone really considering some steering wheel buttons better than the current design? Those typically come with an activation button which brings an extra step every time you start driving the car. Another issue is that one most often needs a look at the buttons to hit the correct up/down/resume/off button which definitely is not needed with the separate lever.

Those who criticise the current design, could you please explain how you would prefer the CC design different from the current implementation? While proposing changes, try to propose something that at least 50% of other drivers would likely accept! This could make your criticism justified (I'm not saying criticism would not otherwise be allowed, specifically on a forum, but some additional thought would add a lot of value).
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wannabe engineers???

Try using the cruise control without a phone in your hands
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The only time I ever had an issue with this was when I first test drove the C230 I currently own, but that was because the location of the turn signal lever on my previous car was near where the CC lever is on the Merc. In terms of making turns (not lane changes), I don't think it's too big a deal as I was slowing down with my foot on the brake anyways so CC wouldn't have engaged. I got used to the CC lever within a matter of hours after buying the car.
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