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Yesterday I tried Cruise Control on my Swift Sport and discovered it is call Adaptive Cruise Control and has feature called "Distance Following" which has a choice of three distance settings. I tried them all on the motorway and they were all nightmare, slowing you down when you decide to change lane for an overtake(!) and various other traffic related circumstances, all of which I would normally take for granted in my driving style.

Spoke to my dealer and this cannot be turned off! And as Cruise Control was very high on my requirements list I have between now and Monday to make up my mind whether to return the car for a refund.

To help me decide can anyone point me to similar size car that is not a plug-in hybrid, and has normal Cruise Control?

Thanks for any input... 

Nissan Current: - 350Z GT4, Ultra Yellow, 62/176 - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
- GT-R R35 MY21 Track Edition, Storm White – Factory options: Carbon roof, spoiler, bootlid (painted), carbon ceramic brakes, Nismo carbon seats and Nismo steering wheel…
Nissan Previous: - GT-R R35 MY09 Premium, Titanium; - GT-R R35 MY11 Recaro, Storm White; - Juke Nismo Manual, Blade Silver; - GT-R R35 MY14 Recaro Vermilion Red; - GT-R R35 MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition, Champagne.
Non-Nissan Current: - Suzuki Swift Sport (mild hybrid), Mineral Grey.
Non-Nissan Previous: - Austin A40 Farina*; - Rover 2000*; - Ford Escort RS1600; - Ford Cortina MkIII GT**; - Ford Capri 3L JP Special; - Saab 99 Turbo Lightweight 2-door; - Suzuki SJ410 4x4 (Imported new from Holland!); - Ford Escort XR3**; - Ford Orion Ghia**; Ford Sierra 4x4 2.8L Estate Ghia**; - Rover 414 Sli**(but then purchased, used until 199k+ miles on clock!); - Toyota Avensis Estate*; - Saab 9-3t Cabriolet; - Volkswagen Up! GTi 5-door.
* = Purchased: Used (all others: New) - ** = Company provided

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Looks like this system does not work very well on the Suzuki

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/do-suzuki-swift-sports-gadgets-make-it-worth-ps18k?amp=1

 

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I'd echo Paul's comment.

Evo magazine had a Swift Sport on long-term test a year or two ago - search their website, there are many months of comments - and all the electronic safety/assistance systems were a nightmare. TPMS, parking sensors, cruise control, etc, were a constant source of headaches. Sorry.

I don't understand why, as Swifts were effectively rebodied Yarises. And they're brilliant. I'd still rather not have a Yaris with anything more than parking sensors, otherwise you lose the hydraulic power steering. They still want to understeer like an old NSX, but at least you can feel it and get your Scandinavian flick in quick.

Although it pains me to say it, if you want good, easy, reliable TPMS, cruise control, etc, I would go Vauxhall. But if someone said that after the take-over by the French that had all gone to pot I wouldn't be at all surprised.

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I wonder if I could fool the radar into not "seeing" anything?

I presume a piece of tinfoil would have the opposite effect?

Dont have time to do much experimenting as need to decide on returning car by first thing Monday...

Nissan Current: - 350Z GT4, Ultra Yellow, 62/176 - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
- GT-R R35 MY21 Track Edition, Storm White – Factory options: Carbon roof, spoiler, bootlid (painted), carbon ceramic brakes, Nismo carbon seats and Nismo steering wheel…
Nissan Previous: - GT-R R35 MY09 Premium, Titanium; - GT-R R35 MY11 Recaro, Storm White; - Juke Nismo Manual, Blade Silver; - GT-R R35 MY14 Recaro Vermilion Red; - GT-R R35 MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition, Champagne.
Non-Nissan Current: - Suzuki Swift Sport (mild hybrid), Mineral Grey.
Non-Nissan Previous: - Austin A40 Farina*; - Rover 2000*; - Ford Escort RS1600; - Ford Cortina MkIII GT**; - Ford Capri 3L JP Special; - Saab 99 Turbo Lightweight 2-door; - Suzuki SJ410 4x4 (Imported new from Holland!); - Ford Escort XR3**; - Ford Orion Ghia**; Ford Sierra 4x4 2.8L Estate Ghia**; - Rover 414 Sli**(but then purchased, used until 199k+ miles on clock!); - Toyota Avensis Estate*; - Saab 9-3t Cabriolet; - Volkswagen Up! GTi 5-door.
* = Purchased: Used (all others: New) - ** = Company provided

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So... just a quick update to put this thread to bed....

Spent Saturday reviewing similar spec cars by different makers. This got me to a short list of who doesnt allow normal cruise control:
Suzuki, Honda, Mazda (thought they did but new Mazda 2 next month has non-turnoffable Radar) and quite a few others.

The ones who *do* allow the driver to decline the Radar assist were:
Toyota (and Lexus), Jaguar Land Rover (unable to check all models!), and, believe it or not, safety conscious Volvo

Next problem was not enough time to procure an alternate - most places had very limited stocks of new cars.

Decision: Keep the Swift Sport for now and see if adjusting my driving technique would stop it making me feel out of control. But I did like the Yaris though and there's a new Hybrid variant coming called the GR Sport...

Nissan Current: - 350Z GT4, Ultra Yellow, 62/176 - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
- GT-R R35 MY21 Track Edition, Storm White – Factory options: Carbon roof, spoiler, bootlid (painted), carbon ceramic brakes, Nismo carbon seats and Nismo steering wheel…
Nissan Previous: - GT-R R35 MY09 Premium, Titanium; - GT-R R35 MY11 Recaro, Storm White; - Juke Nismo Manual, Blade Silver; - GT-R R35 MY14 Recaro Vermilion Red; - GT-R R35 MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition, Champagne.
Non-Nissan Current: - Suzuki Swift Sport (mild hybrid), Mineral Grey.
Non-Nissan Previous: - Austin A40 Farina*; - Rover 2000*; - Ford Escort RS1600; - Ford Cortina MkIII GT**; - Ford Capri 3L JP Special; - Saab 99 Turbo Lightweight 2-door; - Suzuki SJ410 4x4 (Imported new from Holland!); - Ford Escort XR3**; - Ford Orion Ghia**; Ford Sierra 4x4 2.8L Estate Ghia**; - Rover 414 Sli**(but then purchased, used until 199k+ miles on clock!); - Toyota Avensis Estate*; - Saab 9-3t Cabriolet; - Volkswagen Up! GTi 5-door.
* = Purchased: Used (all others: New) - ** = Company provided

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