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Hopefully I won't get to beat-up if this has been discussed before, but I searched and couldn't find anything.

I've had Cruise Control on all my vehicles going back to a '75 Cougar XR7, with different makes over the years. In all that time I've never had a problem getting used to what ever inplememtation a manufacturer has used for Cruise Control controls/buttons/switches. By that I meas being able to use them without fumbling or looking. I've had my 2019 Bolt since the end of January and am still fumbling and looking. For whatever reason, they do not seem intuitive. Has anyone else run into this.
 

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For whatever reason, they do not seem intuitive. Has anyone else run into this.
I liked my old '96 GMC Suburban one on a stalk with a simple push of a button. Hated the one on my Toyota. Had to be turned on every blasted time and you had to move the stalk to set it. Took me awhile to get used to the Bolt's controls on the steering wheel. Now I don't think about it anymore. The hardest thing for me, was learning how to disengage it while in L mode. Had to teach myself to press the accelerator down before turning it off.
 

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I've had Cruise Control on all my vehicles ... I've had my 2019 Bolt since the end of January and am still fumbling and looking. For whatever reason, they do not seem intuitive. Has anyone else run into this.
It took me perhaps 2-3 months to get to the point where I could do it by feel, but I'm fine with it now.

I generally use the regen paddle to drop out of cruise control by first pressing the accelerator pedal as much as is needed to maintain speed and then tapping the paddle. I do this because I normally drive in "L" mode and this avoid having the car start to slow down aggressively with regen. I'm so used to this that I forgot there's actually a button on the steering wheel to disengage cruise control without loosing the set speed. I just find the regen paddle a lot easier to push.
 

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I must have sensitive thumbs, I never had trouble finding / using the cruise control buttons. Do you wear thick gloves in the winter? I just use the heated wheel.

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Not the most elegantly designed buttons I've ever used, but no problem getting used to them.
 

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I think I've figured it out. On my last car, a 'vette, I had 12 years to get used to it which was a no brainer, on the end of the lights stalk. The other, on my wife's car are toggles and are below, on a separate pad and seem to be easier to use. Oh well, wait long enough and I'll probably just be able to think at it.
 

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It took me perhaps 2-3 months to get to the point where I could do it by feel, but I'm fine with it now.

I generally use the regen paddle to drop out of cruise control by first pressing the accelerator pedal as much as is needed to maintain speed and then tapping the paddle. I do this because I normally drive in "L" mode and this avoid having the car start to slow down aggressively with regen. I'm so used to this that I forgot there's actually a button on the steering wheel to disengage cruise control without loosing the set speed. I just find the regen paddle a lot easier to push.
 

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Of all the vehicles I have owned, or rented, the Bolt has the worst ergonomics of all, with regards to the cruise control.
my Honda’s, you can never miss, even if wearing winter gloves, ditto for my two Toyota’s.
The thing that gets me is GM has much better, just look at the lowest end Buick, they are much like the Honda system.
So, they had the parts, but chose to go cheap.
I like my Bolt, but I would t buy another one unless they up the game.
 
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