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What is the 'City' button for?

Sorry if this a stupid question i am a new punto owner and a new driver. Just wondering what the City button does?
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

It's also known as the girlie button - it beefs up the power steering. Use it and your street cred is in peril
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

It's for Women only!

Makes the steering very very very very light at low speeds. Don't use it when going faster or cornering becomes a bit dangerous.

To help parking although it takes alot of power from the battery, standard steering asks too much of the battery as it is and is light enough to park anywhere already
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

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It's also known as the girlie button - it beefs up the power steering. Use it and your street cred is in peril
I'm sorry but only sad old codgers say street cred :P
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Yes I am quite old (50). so what should I have said?
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

This is an extremly girly button no need for it realy just an extra to help sell the car to little old women.

Also if used excesivly it will wear out your tyres stupidly quick.
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

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Yes I am quite old (50). so what should I have said?
I don't actually know lol I'm only 20 and already behind the times!

Rep maybe? I dunno, Any chavs out there that know?
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

that buttons a joke lol
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

Good if you have neck,arm,shoulder problems or arthritis etc.
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

Never use the "extreme girlie" button on the motorway. My wife pressed it once and nearly killed us all changing lanes at 80..
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

Ha Ha, i Love that button on our mk2 punto

Go to turn the car around, drive to the end of the road (no through road) at 15 mph, tap the steering wheel and it turns the car around with NO EFFORT what so ever! Love it
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haha be very careful using the button i tried it at high speed and nearly rolled lol
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

It shouldn't be engaging at high speed - whilst it remains illuminated, the assistance it delivers stops at about 30kph (~18mph)...or it should do...
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

it can cause major problems if used long term aswell and as said above kills your battery
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Re: What is the 'City' button for?

Its electric power steering that in ordinary mode really takes some clout from the battery. Wangin it around (tech term ) in city mode is putting SERIOUS strain on the system. Fun agreed but it could get very expensive.

Mines a bit too light at speed. Does anyone know how to turn off the power for long M-way runs?

But as T14086 says if you've got severe arthritis / knackered shoulders / etc. its a great idea. Just use it with respect.
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