I keep an eye on MPG, topping up and taking a note of mileage. I am confident that what I am doing is right. My wife and I have been going for 40 odd mile runs during the last warm evenings, through the country lanes. Average Speed has been low due to traffic etc. The last 400 miles has been done at 46mpg ! Couldn't get anymore fuel in and the gauge shows full. Is this really possible. 99 20v NA, 102,000 miles.
That would require that the cruise control be linked directly to the braking system. I'm not sure that's a good idea.
Although to be fair, I'm pretty down on the vast majority of driver aids. If you want the car to do all the work (I firmly believe on no evidence whatsoever except my old fogey prejudices that drivers rely on the aids working rather than actually (e.g.) looking out of the window before changing lanes) why didn't you just take a train? Fixed speed cruise control is fine; it's as easy to turn it off (four ways: the off switch, the temporary disable, the brake pedal, and the clutch pedal) as it is to turn it on.
Lane following? Not interested.
Yesterday I drove from a tiny village in Slovenia to a tiny village near Potsdam in Germany - four countries in one day, and at the beginning in storm weather so bad that Italian drivers were moving no faster than 15kph!
Thanks Austin - my Coupe isn't perfect, but has the makings of an excellent car. As you say, the highs and lows of my eleven year journey with this car are here on the forum for all to see, so nothing is hidden.
Ad is also live in Pistonheads - I would have preferred it to go to someone that knows Coupes well - I thought I had found that person about 12-18 months ago, but he has wasted vast amounts of my time. The last straw was us agreeing a price and him arranging to come and drive the car last Saturday. He didn't turn up and I haven't heard anything since then.