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Old 01-08-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Cruise Control?

I've had a hard time keeping up with all of the posts. I've done a search and tried to read the microsite quickly but I don't see cruise control mentioned. Lots of discussion about the radio (which I don't mind much, since you can install one if you choose) but I do like to use cruise control on long trips to keep the speed down. Any info on this? Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:15 AM   #2
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dude you see us women... we are problem solvers... let me solve the problem of ANY car not having cruise control



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Old 01-08-2003, 01:16 AM   #3
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trinidriver meet brick, brick me trinidriver, this is your new chaufer, she isnt very good at turning, but shes got a lead foot
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Old 01-08-2003, 08:10 AM   #4
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The problem is getting caught speeding on long trips. It's too easy for me to lose track of my speed - the brick may not improve matters.
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Old 01-08-2003, 09:28 AM   #5
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I seriously hope not. Cruise control has no place on the Sti. I don't think it even belongs on the WRX.
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Old 01-08-2003, 09:58 AM   #6
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I so hope that you are wrong!! Cruse control is the only way for me to avoid paying for speeding tickets and loosing the license over and over again.

The car is meant to be used on the street and driving a bit longer without it, would be a painful thing! Just think about the trip to SCCA Solo2 Nationals, which takes about 22.5 hours with three stops and over 1500 miles!


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Old 01-08-2003, 10:50 AM   #7
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I too use cruise control to avoid speeding tickets on trips and would like to have it for that reason. I don't think having cruise really takes anything away from the car. It's not like anyone of us is going to go out on a twisty mountain road and just set the cruise. It just seems pointless to leave it off.
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:05 AM   #8
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And it weights a pound or even less...

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Old 01-08-2003, 11:46 AM   #9
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God, i love this Thread! ROFLMAO
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:55 AM   #10
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Where is leather seat?
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:56 AM   #11
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Maybe if it dont come with cruise control someone can make some sort of speed monkee. Can you train a trunk monkee to come up front and manage the accelerator when your on the interstate on a long trip and don't need the monkee to be in the back moving around as much. Anyway you will have luggage and the monkee wont fit back there so you might as well get the monkee to come up front and do something useful..
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Old 01-08-2003, 12:26 PM   #12
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Default Cruise control

From the Subaru website, the official press release about the STi:

"Comfort features such as air conditioning, power windows, power door locks and power mirrors - amenities that an owner cannot add after the sale - are included as standard equipment."

I think that cruise control would be classified as a comfort feature that the owner can't add on.
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Old 01-08-2003, 12:37 PM   #13
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I think that cruise control would be classified as a comfort feature that the owner can't add on.
Cruise control can be easily added by owners. In fact, it is used to be optional in old age imprezas and you can buy the kit from any Subie dealers.
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:10 PM   #14
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And it weights a pound or even less...

No it isn't. The module that sits in the engine bay is around 3 lbs alone. And then there's 2 little modules in the cabin, plus the clutch & brake switch, plus the wiring, plus the actual switch. I'd say around 4 lbs at least?
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:35 PM   #15
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Cruise control can be easily added by owners. In fact, it is used to be optional in old age imprezas and you can buy the kit from any Subie dealers.
This is true. And the same was true for keyless entry and fog lights, too. I'll bet all of these features will be optional, not standard, for the US STi.
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:43 PM   #16
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No it isn't. The module that sits in the engine bay is around 3 lbs alone. And then there's 2 little modules in the cabin, plus the clutch & brake switch, plus the wiring, plus the actual switch. I'd say around 4 lbs at least?
Either way, it is not an impact on performance, which was my point!

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Old 01-08-2003, 05:36 PM   #17
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Cruise control can be easily added by owners. In fact, it is used to be optional in old age imprezas and you can buy the kit from any Subie dealers.
But the new age imprezas don't have a kit. And the TS has no cruise.
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Old 01-08-2003, 06:06 PM   #18
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God, i love this Thread! ROFLMAO
I don't know if and how much you've been driving in the US, but... things here are different! I never thought that cruise control was a useful feature when I still lived back in Europe. But here, where cities are far apart, and mostly connected by straight highways, it's in fact very important. Besides making it much easier to stay close to the speed limit, it prevents your right foot from going numb after holding the throttle in the same position for a couple of hours.

So yes, even an STi needs cruise control for the US market! Just like it needs AC if you live in an area with 100 degree heat in summer. In return, you UK guys probably have higher priorities for good windshield wipers!
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Old 01-08-2003, 07:12 PM   #19
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looks like no cruise

http://www.subaru.net./events/2003/D...s/P1070026.jpg

there's no master switch in this picture anyway... the switch is looks like the headlight adjustment switch and water spray
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Old 01-08-2003, 07:36 PM   #20
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Yeh, i have driven all over the USA, i lived in Atlanta, GA for 6 months, driven in PA, DC, GA, NC, SC, FL, OR, WA, BC(canada)

Wipers are quite usefull in the Pacific North West in particular.

I still find this a funny thread.
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Old 01-08-2003, 07:38 PM   #21
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Have a Nice Day?

I thought that brick was meatloaf first time i saw it, sure looks like the stuff i ate.
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Old 01-08-2003, 08:01 PM   #22
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Maybe they were feeding you bricks, and you didn't notice? But now that you mention it, that is one strange looking brick.

Oh well, if it comes without cruise control, I guess it's not going to be so bad. The one on the WRX is of limited usefulness for the really boring trips anyway, it tops out a little low.

At least it looks like they let us keep the cupholder!
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Old 01-08-2003, 08:21 PM   #23
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I thought that brick was meatloaf first time i saw it, sure looks like the stuff i ate.
hah i figured i could put somethimng my mom cooked up on here and it would be heavier and less edible than that brick.

can i have yer wrx?
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Old 01-09-2003, 11:25 AM   #24
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can i have yer wrx?
Nope.
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Old 01-09-2003, 12:58 PM   #25
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Cruise control is a convenience that comes in handy for situations that involve looooong stretches of road, or heavily patrolled bits. We have a suburb in the area, where people have gotten "reckless" tickets for being 7 mph over. When entering that community, I set the cruise on 32 (30 mph zone) and just...well...cruise.

Cruise control isn't one of those driver involvement things. If it's like the Subaru cruise control on every other car they sell, you can turn it on or off. If you don't want it, you don't have to use it, but cars are not sold with only enthusiasts in mind. Heck, I'm an enthusiast, and I remember driving a car without cruise control from Chicago to Boulder and thinking, "Boy, cruise would sure be nice."

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