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Cruise control? #4108005 05/27/16 10:38 AM
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How often do you use cruise control? And when?

Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108014 05/27/16 10:41 AM
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Daily. Whenever I can. Interstates, rural highways, anywhere with a good stretch of road.

On my way to work, I can generally use it from the moment I get on the highway until I reach just inside the city beltway (approx 35 miles).

On my way home from work, I generally cannot use it until I am outside of the city beltway.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108016 05/27/16 10:42 AM
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Living around Chicago, rarely. Not until I get past the exurbs, or until I'm well into Wisconsin or Indiana.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108031 05/27/16 10:53 AM
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Only if I'm on the highway for an extended time. Cruise control doesn't seem well suited to cars that like hard acceleration.

Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108034 05/27/16 10:58 AM
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constantly in traffic to and from work. Other than that I use it any time I can.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108035 05/27/16 11:00 AM
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Almost never. Too inefficient (shift-happy) for my tastes.

The only time I use it is when I'm traveling long distances on flat road. It's not very flat around here.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108043 05/27/16 11:08 AM
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Rarely in daily driving since there are clusters of traffic that ruin it. Definitely on long trips, though.


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I use it pretty much daily, I just set it to a couple km/h below the unofficial speed limit if I don't feel like saving gas and want to minimize my drive time.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108050 05/27/16 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
How often do you use cruise control? And when?


Open highway, dry weather.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108069 05/27/16 11:32 AM
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Always, I live 100ft from a rural highway and work 100ft from said highway 17 miles down the road with no hills. Last time I turned it off I past a CHP going 85mph. I explained how I had turned it off at a slow down and my truck crept up to 85 before I knew it. He gave me a warning and we talked rifles for a bit after he saw my Weatherby sticker on my back window.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108084 05/27/16 11:40 AM
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I use it often in the company Prius. It works well in that car because it does not have a CVT and never shifts gears. The ICE and the electric motor work well together with the planetary gear box. Playing the game of trying to bump the Prius into stealth mode can keep you entertained on long trips.

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when on vacation. Feel like that is the only time I get open road. Boston traffic is the pits.


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Re: Cruise control? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4108246 05/27/16 02:09 PM
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Use it whenever I can.


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Every time I go down and back to San Diego. Set CC at 78-79 MPH and stayed on number 3 or 4 lane most of the times.

Got passed by CHP's late night by up to 10-20 MPH may times. They were looking for real speeders, the ones excess speed limit by 20-25 MPH or more.


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Used to use it more, look forward to using again. Can be nice on the highway to just set it to the legal speed and sit back. But I don't use it in my truck as it makes the automatic hunt.


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