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Old 09-11-2007   #1
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Newbie Quizzical About "City" Button

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Newbie here!
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(doesn't make you a bad person , besides I am from Taunton - Massachusetts) living in Finland ("Feenland, Feenland"...) - and a recently purchaser of a lovely 2006 Punto 1.2 Dynamic.
Got a user's manual in Finnish - a language only the unbelievably highly intelligent (and natives) can possibly wrap their brains around, and I really only need to know one thing...
What is this "City" button and why/when should I use it?
I assume it's for stop-and-go driving, but will I increase my mileage if I turn it off when driving on the 80km/hr ring roads of the Helsinki metropolitan area?

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Re: Newbie Quizzical About "City" Button

Hiya Finland! Welcome here!
Your City button just makes the steering lighter at low speed, good for parking if your weak and feeble! No difference ... well minimal difference to fuel economy, it is electric. As far as I am aware it does not operate above a certain speed.

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Re: Newbie Quizzical About "City" Button

Fast reply, Ffoxy!
Car has power steering - can't imagine anyone not being able to park it under any conditions!
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Re: Newbie Quizzical About "City" Button

the city button is electric and can be turned on and off at any speed. It just makes the sterring easier for geting in tight parking spaces etc. It won't increase or decrease anything to do with mileage
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Cool Re: Newbie Quizzical About "City" Button

In the Stilo section we call it the wussy button ..welcome to the forum
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Re: Newbie Quizzical About "City" Button

I use my city button when parking in my drive and for the effect of being able to turn using my ickle finger
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Lmao Stilo Massive Wussy Button!
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Re: Newbie Quizzical About "City" Button

For me with the GPS the best feature is the Hill Holder, luvit... so convenient.
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Cheers, All!

Thanks for the replies and the laugh!
ROFLOL myself - the "wussie button" - brilliant!
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Lmao Stilo Massive Wussy Button!

Yep thats Deckchair5 he said if its there I use it ..his explanation and he's sticking to it lol
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i Think if you activate it and then go over 10MPH it turns it off. So basically just for parking (for weak people) lol

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the city button is electric and can be turned on and off at any speed. It just makes the sterring easier for geting in tight parking spaces etc. It won't increase or decrease anything to do with mileage
Its handy if you damage your shoulder and cant turn the wheel properly.
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