I read something today that stop start batteries are much superior to the old wet acid batteries and will last a lot longer. My guess these people who say these things have either worked for the government or plan to in the future. It is lip service as in reality look how many people have battery failures on here in first and second year of ownership. I know that my own car had a battery fitted in its warranty period as it was the only fault the previous owner had.Do you really think batteries are only made to last three years?
If they are then that’s scandalous in these times of mass consumption and a throw away attitude. As a manufacturer you’d think they’d want a good name for reliability........and I guess why some many mass produced things go faulty, the speed at which they are built and the quality and quantity of the main essentials.
Just taken delivery of New Kuga 2020 1ed Titanium with Driver Assist. Working my way through options at the moment and will likely have a lot of questions and items for discussion which I will put up as individual issues/questions to keep some sort of order. - Just a general item for now to kick off regarding where do you go for the very detailed technical questions :Are there any kugonians that have the latest 2020 model that can share their experiences on this forum?
Would be nice for a good read on the new model from an actual owner, rather than other sites.
Just wondered and if there is, get ✍ writing and share with us all!
Actually what you described is the cruise control function. Speed limiter does what it says, you preset the speed limit (max speed) and the system makes sure you don't exceed that limit. Handy for avoiding costly tickets. It can be temporarily deactivated if you fully press the go pedal for a couple of seconds (system understands you want to overtake).....Speed limiter is ace and I use it a lot....
Thanks Psshaw, that's really helpful pointers; I also see the reply from "The Ace" below and this amplifies the struggle that I am having at the moment navigating the available instructions. There are a whole set of available functions of the car that heavily overlap and it is not at all clear translating the end result of what I want into settings because these overlap so heavily between the different function settings. I have in mind two specific issues at the moment (and will set them out in two new threads) as best I can understand this is an overlap between "speed sign recognition", "speed limiter", "navigation", and "cruise control" potentially all having settings required to achieve what I am looking for. Many thanks again for welcome, suggestions and response.Milekuga, welcome and congrats on the new Kuga.
We are a good lot on here and now the new 2020 is coming on line thick and fast, some of the questions will need to be answered by those owners.
Working on the theory that there won’t be much difference between systems, although it’s a new model, I’ll have a go at some of your points. I will stand corrected by a Guru (someone who is very knowledgeable and may even be a super moderator)
Well, as it a UK model and once you pressed the relative button, it will assume you wish to park to the left. To tell the car to search on the right, you have to put the right hand indicator on. Follow the on screen instructions. Weird to use but very good, I consider myself one of those blokes who can park anywhere, but it has beat me up once or twice. Lol.
Speed limiter is ace and I use it a lot. Again assuming it’s the same, press to activate and press again to select the speed you want. So if your doing 30mph, press once then again to store 30mph. Toggle up with up or down arrows for increments 1mph or I think if you do a longer press 5mph blocks. To cancel press the speed limiter button again. You can also press CAN which temp disables it and RES to resume the preset speed. That also applies for cruise control.
As to adoptive cruise, I don’t have it, but did on a VW Tiguan we had and hated it. Made you look like a right chump if someone came in front of you, as it would apply the brakes like a looney. You can adjust the gap length for sensitivity.
Hopefully the above might help you out.