It's not a waste. It would significantly help me get up my hill in winter
Not on the Cruze, but my Volvo would cancel the cruise control if one wheel slipped too.I haven't driven my CTD in snow, but while a LSD would be nice, I have in 3.5 years never been in a situation where the TC wasn't sufficient.
The other day I was travelling at 110kph with cruise control on while it was raining heavily, when I hit a puddle of deepish water on the freeway. The car pulled slightly to the left, nothing problematic, and the cruse switched off. I have never had this happen before so I suppose it was the stability cutting in. All was good when I turned it back on, anybody else have this happen?
I haven't driven my CTD in snow, but while a LSD would be nice, I have in 3.5 years never been in a situation where the TC wasn't sufficient.
The other day I was travelling at 110kph with cruise control on while it was raining heavily, when I hit a puddle of deepish water on the freeway. The car pulled slightly to the left, nothing problematic, and the cruise switched off. I have never had this happen before so I suppose it was the stability cutting in. All was good when I turned it back on, anybody else have this happen?
ironically, funny you mention this @Aussie . I have several AMG s and if you turn TC off ( called ESP), they do not allow cruise control to work. So you basically have to have ESP on ( activated) for cruise control. They work in sync.Cruise control cutting out when stabilitrac or traction control activating is documented in my owner's manual.
Annoying as heck.
But again, this car isn't marketed for the driving experience. It would be silly to add that cost to a car that the average consumer not only doesn't need, but probably would say the car "drives funny" because they don't expect the car to act that way when a tire slips.i rather rely on a mechanical LSD then fancy computer controlled traction control. traction control may be acting as a lsd but again its ACTING as a lsd and is not one. a true lsd would make the car so much better in the cruze if it didn't have the stupid torque limiting/ manager, heck it would be outright fun with no tq management and a true mechanical lsd
If it were even offered as an option with any of the existing engines, they'd probably sell about 10 of them because people wouldn't pay the extra price. The rest of them would sit on lots unsold, and then it would go the way of the 2LT 6M and fade into nonexistence.
Give a Cruzen more power, like the Cobalt SS (likely won't happen), sure, it becomes a viable option that really helps it put down power in corners. My high powered FWD constantly lit up the inside tire exiting corners when the turbo spooled.
Yep, but add $500 to the cost of a fully loaded Diesel, and you're well into AWD midsized/crossover territory if you drive in snow/icy conditions, usually with more interior room and power under the hood as well.its marketing, if the salesman says " hey you drive in icy conditions?" well then maybe this traction package that adds a lsd might be right for you, its an extra 600$ but when your pushing the car hard or in bad slippery conditions it will help keep you under control. im sure people would buy it, all the nay sayers here are saying no because of price, well a lsd option will not jack the price up 5,000$ here. maybe just maybe 600$ more and again its a option
You've got a point...if they marketed an SS version of the Cruze, one could possibly expect an LSD. Notice all of those "SS" versions lived relatively short lives with modest, at best, sales numbers (except the Cobalt, which I think I saw more SS Cobalts than regular ones when I lived in Northern VA).again it would be an option, cobalt was a economy car and we did a SS version, trailblazer was just a plain jane suv it has a SS version, malibu was a plain jane economy car and it has a SS