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Car and Driver Reviews Malibu LTZ

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The highs: high fashion looks, no-excuses interior details, agile moves on the road, adult size seating in back

The lows: no cancel button on the cruise, (dah, hit the set and resume buttons at the same time)

Nice articleQ

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Having a dedicated cancel button makes more sense than some obscure combination of buttons that the owner would have to dig through the owner's manual to find. Remember, this is a midsize car, the buyers aren't car buffs and aren't brilliant.

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Having a dedicated cancel button makes more sense than some obscure combination of buttons that the owner would have to dig through the owner's manual to find. Remember, this is a midsize car, the buyers aren't car buffs and aren't brilliant.

A button for this a button for that, pretty soon somebody will what to add i-drive or mmi. Have you seen a Mercedes or audi manual lately? :(

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Or even better, they can just switch the cruise off... and turn it back on when they need it :rolleyes:

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Cruise in my car works like this.

Cruise button on dash turns cruise indicator light on. Set accl on wheel to actually engage cruise (accl/dccl buttons on wheel). To turn it off press button on dash again. Is this how the Malibu works?

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Cool beans. I may look at one of these when the lease is up on the Equinox. And just maybe the 4- cylinder one may be enough. Though the V6 does offer excellent performance.

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Ugggg...I hate it when people tap their brakes on the highway.

I hate it when people use cruise control on the highway.

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I hate it when people set their cruise at the posted speed limit on the highway, then occupy the left lane. Almost as much as I hate it when people going eastbound slam on their brakes because their is a cop heading westbound.

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I hate it when people use cruise control on the highway.

I hate it when people don't use cruise control on the highway. Pick a freaking speed. I do 5 over generally. I don't want to have to slow down for someone, get around them, then have them fly past me three minutes later. The only place I see cruise as annoying on the highway is when someone is creeping by a semi at 1mph faster than the semi.

Then again, maybe the whole dynamic is different in Cali vs Idaho. Here we can just get out & go, it's not very congested.

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I hate it when people don't use cruise control on the highway. Pick a freaking speed. I do 5 over generally. I don't want to have to slow down for someone, get around them, then have them fly past me three minutes later. The only place I see cruise as annoying on the highway is when someone is creeping by a semi at 1mph faster than the semi.

Then again, maybe the whole dynamic is different in Cali vs Idaho. Here we can just get out & go, it's not very congested.

About the only place I use cruise control is when I'm on a freeway outside of a metro area, with no mountains... an environment in which I'm very rarely in, so I end up using CC only a few times a year at most.

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It doesn't have a cancel button? Hell, even my 13 year old Millenia has one.

IIRC, my 20 yr old Mustang has one..that's a pretty basic CC feature from decades past.

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Or even better, they can just switch the cruise off... and turn it back on when they need it :rolleyes:

But once you've done that, you can't "resume."

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Wow, that's a lot of discussion over the cruise control. A couple of thoughts:

This is something that probably should have been included, but honestly how often do you really use the cancel button on your cruise? More importantly, if they had to go to this to find stuff wrong, then the new bu is doing alright.

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seriously folks... just tap the brakes, hold the coast button, or turn cruise off.

If only the average customer was as industrious and as intelligent as you are.

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but honestly how often do you really use the cancel button on your cruise?

Actually I wish I had one. I just got back from school in NC to upstate NY and my VUE doesn't have a cancel button like the malibu. If I drove average speed (5 mph over) like most people it probably wouldn't be as much of an issue, but when you're dealing with VA and NC drivers who think that they deserve the left lane 24/7, and I drive 10-15mph over on long trips (It saves hours on a normally 12+ hour trip), I constantly have to tap the brakes to cancel cruise because. It gets kinda tiresome.

-Joe

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Actually I wish I had one. I just got back from school in NC to upstate NY and my VUE doesn't have a cancel button like the malibu. If I drove average speed (5 mph over) like most people it probably wouldn't be as much of an issue, but when you're dealing with VA and NC drivers who think that they deserve the left lane 24/7, and I drive 10-15mph over on long trips (It saves hours on a normally 12+ hour trip), I constantly have to tap the brakes to cancel cruise because. It gets kinda tiresome.

-Joe

Press and hold coast till you drop to the new speed of traffic.

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