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1. I use cruise control all the time,has it any negative impact on the car and gas?

2. Is it possible to permanently install a navigation system in the 1.8 hatch civic.like,replace the radio with it. Is it expensive?
 

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1. nothing wrong there as long as it's used at the correct speeds.
2. anything can be done at a price, but be prepared to spend a lot of dosh, unless you or friends are capable of doing it.
 

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Using cruise control is less econmical as it cant judge the road ahead...
IE if your going down a hill you can build up the speed to up the other side , where as cruise control wont build up the speed and applies the power at the bottom of the hill using more fuel... :)
 

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Using cruise control is less econmical as it cant judge the road ahead...
IE if your going down a hill you can build up the speed to up the other side , where as cruise control wont build up the speed and applies the power at the bottom of the hill using more fuel... :)
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I noticed cruise control only hits in around 28MPH. I only use it on the motorway. normal roads is manual/ishift.
 

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Using cruise control is less econmical as it cant judge the road ahead...
IE if your going down a hill you can build up the speed to up the other side , where as cruise control wont build up the speed and applies the power at the bottom of the hill using more fuel... :)
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Remember seeing this on Top Gear when Clarkson took an Audi A6 (I think) from London to Edinburgh and back on a single tank of fuel. He got better mpg using his foot rather than the cruise control.

I tend to use cruise control more for motorway / dual carriageway driving to stop me wavering over the speed limit as there is a 70mile stretch of road up here that must have about 8-10 fixed cameras on each side of the carriageway.
 

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Hi. ....... 2. Is it possible to permanently install a navigation system in the 1.8 hatch civic. Like, replace the radio with it. Is it expensive?
It's been done - there is a thread or two in here about it ...
 

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correct cruise control wont come in till 30mph on a standard car!

Ash's doesn't come in untill 120 mph ;)
Maintaining a constant speed :confused: ... yeah right :D
 

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It's been done - there is a thread or two in here about it ...
Yes, I have one. And you don't have to replace the radio. It's not the cheapest but its very reliable. TrafficMaster Smartnav - you can have a system either with or without a screen.
 

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