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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2003, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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MFSW & Cruise control

According to the MINI brocure the Multi Function Steering Wheel operates the radio and cruise control - and since this is the only mention of cruise control, am I right in thinking that this option gies you cruse control? Or is it standard, just fiddly to engage, without the MFSW?

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Cruise control is packaged with the MFSW and isn't available otherwise. The MFSW is a worthwhile option.

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the mfsw is cheaper when specced with part leather or chilli pack too (i think). check it out but its well worth it
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MFSW is top! Not my favorite bit of my car but near the top! Only problem is mine don't work with my after market radio

Still waitin on the cable

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MFSW is the tops. I use the speed control all the time when on roads that I might otherwise speed on. You all know the ones I'm talking about, the ones that are wide, with good sight lines, and a rediculously low speed limit. I set the speed control and proceed. Saved me several tickets already.

Also like the stereo controls. Very nice to change stations or tracks without looking or taking you hands off the wheel.

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cruise control is NOT motoring.

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cruise control is NOT motoring.
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cruise control is NOT motoring.
Who ever said it was?

But its handy on the roads and motorways in this Gatso ridden country that I live in. Doesn't mean I use it on the "proper" country roads in the country I live in!

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Cruise deactivated on braking?

Had a nasty moment the other day on the M5.

Toodling along with the CC set to about 80 when a nutter in a Toyota Yuck attempts to overtake a lorry and a car at the same time, whislt going up a hill slowly.

As I had both my feet in the foot well, but off the peddles it took me a while to workout which peddle was the brake!

Scary stuff, the feeling of powering forward when what you actually want to do is slow down. Lesson learnt, always leave one foot near a peddle incase of emergency!

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Thanks for all the replies

I'm just trying to work out which options to get on my MINI

Chiili pack, CD player and auto air con are deffinatly in
ASC+T as a minimum

Just trying to decide between MFSW and DSC
HK sterio or Xenon lamps

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Why would you get Auto AC, it is just regular AC with a fancy dial??

(I can understand if it was in a PACKAGE )


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To get the fancy dial

To be honest I never thought of it, untill I test drove a MINI with it, and was impressed by the ease of use and functionallity of it, and that was last month in the UK, not exactly the warmest place to be.

To be honest I'm probably being influenced a lot by my current transport, where I have to constantly adjust the tempreture setting to get comfortable (no air con, just a completley removable roof for the summer)

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Xenon was available but my car would of been delayed if I ordered it so I didn't. I do have MFSW and its good, but I would give it up for the Xenons.

DSC can't comment on to be honest, and I think for the money you can get a much better After Market Radio than the Boost and HK.

So I'd say Xenon or MFSW.

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I would go for MFSW and auto air-con

The fancy dials are in the shape of the MINI logo in case one has not noticed

And auto air-con is great - set the temperature and leave it running, no more fiddling to adjust the dials etc.

Auto air-con was No. 1 on my options list, to be followed by full leather upgrade and BOOST with CD auto changer

Not sure if the Xenon is that much better than the standard light

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The auto A/C is good but can be a bit noisy!

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Xenon and Auto Air and Full Leather and MFSW. You know it makes sense. Boost is as good as you'll need unless you like your bass at ear bleeding levels.

Xenons are cool as they give slightly wider beam with better focus and also they are nice and bright, which all helps getting middle lane hoggers to move over.

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