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What's Normal? - Do you regularly use cruise control? (1 Viewer)

Do you regularly use cruise control?

  • Yes

    Votes: 104 52.3%
  • No

    Votes: 95 47.7%

  • Total voters
    199
MoP loves cruise control
S60, can easily move up or down 5 mph and either get ahead or allow everyone to pass for a minute and then be traveling in open space.
I hate driving and having someone right next to me, drives me nuts.

Talking 95, 75 and the TPike
 
is this adaptive cruise control the system that senses if the car in front of you is driving slower than your current speed and adjusts to slow you down accordingly?
Yeah.

Why do we need adaptive cruise control? Oh you know, in case I am not looking at the road when I speed down the highway at only 5 mph over the speed limit.
That's why it exists. In case you ain't paying attention. Which is helpful, but I am guessing people are less likely to pay attention when they have the trusty adaptive cruise control. Which makes me nervous.
 
That adaptive cruise does lull you into more of a passenger mindset where i find myself not paying attention as much especially when driving on roads that have some nice scenery to look at. its probably not a good thing.
 
Voted no, although I will turn it on occasionally. In general I don’t like it unless traffic is very light as I feel I do a better job negotiating changing speeds around traffic than it does. In general I’m pretty good at keeping a steady pace as well, so that lessens the inclination.

That said, there are two instances on long trips that make me flip it on. One is if my right leg is getting sore or crampy as it gives me a chance to change positions and give the muscles a break. The other is sometimes as I’m fatiguing I notice my speed control gets less precise, so I let the car take over to avoid being one of those surging drivers that others have complained about in the thread.
 
No.
I'm sure I'm wrong, but I just can't believe cruise control is good for the engine and transmission.

Not that I have any good data on that. I bought my first car with cruise control a year ago. It's still new-fangled tech to me. I'm mad they don't make cars with manual transmissions, manual door locks and windows anymore.

Hold on. I need to go tell these whippersnappers to get off my lawn.
 
Majority of my driving is highway or interstate and I use it as often as I can. Don't have the adaptive cc in mine. My wife's has it but I turn it off, its too sensitive.
 
No.
I'm sure I'm wrong, but I just can't believe cruise control is good for the engine and transmission.

Not that I have any good data on that. I bought my first car with cruise control a year ago. It's still new-fangled tech to me. I'm mad they don't make cars with manual transmissions, manual door locks and windows anymore.

Hold on. I need to go tell these whippersnappers to get off my lawn.
be sure to yell at the clouds when you're done GB (y)
 
Absolutely love it especially on long highway driving. With the newer adaptive cruise, you can for the most part just sit in the left lane and never touch the brake or gas. The braking is a little jarring if the speed drops significantly but for any gradual slowdowns where you're just waiting for someone to move over, its smooth.
What happens when someone wants to pass you on the left?
 
Absolutely love it especially on long highway driving. With the newer adaptive cruise, you can for the most part just sit in the left lane and never touch the brake or gas. The braking is a little jarring if the speed drops significantly but for any gradual slowdowns where you're just waiting for someone to move over, its smooth.
What happens when someone wants to pass you on the left?
I move over but then I'm right back living life in the fast lane.
 
Every chance I get.

#1 requirement for when I get a new car is adaptive cruise control. Used it on a rental recently and OMG it's a life changer.
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:
 
I hate it. I tried to use it last week on the long drive but it mostly stressed me out. I like to do ten over, so you have to look out for feds also.
 
I have some fancy one in the new car but never used any form of cruise control in my life. Im nervous to test it out on a long drive with my kids in the car.
 
Never realized that using the accelerator was such a chore for some people.
If I keep my foot on the accelerator in one position too long, my ankle starts feeling it. Takes probably a half hour or so to flare up … but I used to do a three-hour run regularly without cruise control. My ankle would be stiff as a board when I got out my truck.
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
If the speed limit was 90 would most of the people who usually go over the speed limit still do it? My guess is that they would. That would be a situation where I wouldn't even go the speed limit most of the time. My rule is usually never exceed 6 miles an hour over. If it's 65 I go 70 or 71. If it's 70 I usually go 70 to 73. If the speed limit is 70 I don't see a good reason to go much over that. Why are people in such a big damn hurry? One exception might be to stay with the flow of traffic, but even then I'm not one of those people who would go 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit. I simply don't see the need for it.
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
I generally stay single digits over, but if I catch a tail (especially on a longer trip) and the conditions are conducive then I'll press my luck. Got one on the Mass turnpike, lost it around Albany, took a quick bathroom break, but then caught another on 88 in NY and rode it all the way to Elmira. Left the NH coast at 6:30 am and was in Corning before 1. There wasn't much below 80 between Worcester and losing the 2nd tail. Fun ride and my wife only tensed up a couple times.
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
If the speed limit was 90 would most of the people who usually go over the speed limit still do it? My guess is that they would. That would be a situation where I wouldn't even go the speed limit most of the time. My rule is usually never exceed 6 miles an hour over. If it's 65 I go 70 or 71. If it's 70 I usually go 70 to 73. If the speed limit is 70 I don't see a good reason to go much over that. Why are people in such a big damn hurry? One exception might be to stay with the flow of traffic, but even then I'm not one of those people who would go 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit. I simply don't see the need for it.
I'd probably roll right at 90 to 95
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
If the speed limit was 90 would most of the people who usually go over the speed limit still do it? My guess is that they would. That would be a situation where I wouldn't even go the speed limit most of the time. My rule is usually never exceed 6 miles an hour over. If it's 65 I go 70 or 71. If it's 70 I usually go 70 to 73. If the speed limit is 70 I don't see a good reason to go much over that. Why are people in such a big damn hurry? One exception might be to stay with the flow of traffic, but even then I'm not one of those people who would go 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit. I simply don't see the need for it.
I'd probably roll right at 90 to 95
For me personally driving at that speed consistently is insane.
 
Absolutely love it especially on long highway driving. With the newer adaptive cruise, you can for the most part just sit in the left lane and never touch the brake or gas. The braking is a little jarring if the speed drops significantly but for any gradual slowdowns where you're just waiting for someone to move over, its smooth.
What happens when someone wants to pass you on the left?
I move over but then I'm right back living life in the fast lane.
:hot:

It's the passing lane, not the living life lane.
 
Absolutely love it especially on long highway driving. With the newer adaptive cruise, you can for the most part just sit in the left lane and never touch the brake or gas. The braking is a little jarring if the speed drops significantly but for any gradual slowdowns where you're just waiting for someone to move over, its smooth.
What happens when someone wants to pass you on the left?
I move over but then I'm right back living life in the fast lane.
:hot:

It's the passing lane, not the living life lane.
I am passing. I mean not all the time, but frequently. If I'm not blocking someone and I choose to stay in the left rather than having to bounce back and forth, I don't see the issue.
 
Having done quite a bit of driving for a past job, I can safely say that most of you "never cc" drivers drive (pun intended) the good drivers nuts with your inconsistent speeds and constant passing, then slowing down, then speeding up to pass again. Put your damn cc on when you're on a multi-lane highway and stop annoying the crap out of the rest of us.
 
Absolutely love it especially on long highway driving. With the newer adaptive cruise, you can for the most part just sit in the left lane and never touch the brake or gas. The braking is a little jarring if the speed drops significantly but for any gradual slowdowns where you're just waiting for someone to move over, its smooth.
What happens when someone wants to pass you on the left?
I move over but then I'm right back living life in the fast lane.
:hot:

It's the passing lane, not the living life lane.
I am passing. I mean not all the time, but frequently. If I'm not blocking someone and I choose to stay in the left rather than having to bounce back and forth, I don't see the issue.
In theory, sure. But that's not how it ends up working more often than not.
 
I'm surprised by the number of people who don't use cruise control. I'm guessing a lot of that comes from those where there is a lot of traffic. For me personally, if I'm on a trip of any length, using cruise control makes me less tired.
 
Absolutely love it especially on long highway driving. With the newer adaptive cruise, you can for the most part just sit in the left lane and never touch the brake or gas. The braking is a little jarring if the speed drops significantly but for any gradual slowdowns where you're just waiting for someone to move over, its smooth.
What happens when someone wants to pass you on the left?
I move over but then I'm right back living life in the fast lane.
:hot:

It's the passing lane, not the living life lane.
I am passing. I mean not all the time, but frequently. If I'm not blocking someone and I choose to stay in the left rather than having to bounce back and forth, I don't see the issue.
In theory, sure. But that's not how it ends up working more often than not.
Yeah, I feel ya. I'm a pretty conscientious driver, but even I have slipped up from time to time. That being said, if I'm making a 6 hour drive, no way I'm bouncing back and forth between lanes literally hundreds of time when I can just hang out in the left and have to move over a dozen times. Its just not practical. My apologies in advance if you ever get stuck behind me when my attention waned.

ETA: For that case, I think a neat feature would be a sensor that alerts you when a car is approaching. Obviously something you can turn off.
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
If the speed limit was 90 would most of the people who usually go over the speed limit still do it? My guess is that they would. That would be a situation where I wouldn't even go the speed limit most of the time. My rule is usually never exceed 6 miles an hour over. If it's 65 I go 70 or 71. If it's 70 I usually go 70 to 73. If the speed limit is 70 I don't see a good reason to go much over that. Why are people in such a big damn hurry? One exception might be to stay with the flow of traffic, but even then I'm not one of those people who would go 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit. I simply don't see the need for it.
I'd probably roll right at 90 to 95
For me personally driving at that speed consistently is insane.
I do that now at 70 mph speed limits. I just drove from NJ to TN , sitting in TN as we speak
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
One of the times When I was riding in the back of a cop car.. Yea, there was more than one time :bag:
I asked the cop at what point over the limit do they usually pull people over.
He said normally as long as they are 8 or under they don't bother.
But he said if it is after midnight that drops to 5...
 
Having done quite a bit of driving for a past job, I can safely say that most of you "never cc" drivers drive (pun intended) the good drivers nuts with your inconsistent speeds and constant passing, then slowing down, then speeding up to pass again. Put your damn cc on when you're on a multi-lane highway and stop annoying the crap out of the rest of us.
My cousin is one you NEVER want to follow. I've followed him on multiple trips to Canada. You can't use cruise control behind him.
In a 55mph zone he'll be driving 70 for a while, then down to 50, then up to 75.. :rant:
He has had at least 8 speeding tickets.. And those are just the ones I know of.
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
If the speed limit was 90 would most of the people who usually go over the speed limit still do it? My guess is that they would. That would be a situation where I wouldn't even go the speed limit most of the time. My rule is usually never exceed 6 miles an hour over. If it's 65 I go 70 or 71. If it's 70 I usually go 70 to 73. If the speed limit is 70 I don't see a good reason to go much over that. Why are people in such a big damn hurry? One exception might be to stay with the flow of traffic, but even then I'm not one of those people who would go 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit. I simply don't see the need for it.
Seems like once you get close to 80 mph and higher your fuel mileage starts to decrease.
 
Same here.. I like to stay between 6-8 mph over the limit and cruise keeps me there without worrying about it. :thumbup:

I always go above the speed limit on highways. 8 mph is the max I’ll push it. I heard a police officer say, “8 your great, 9 your mine”. I also have a friend that is usually 10-12 over without a lot of tickets over his driving career.
I live by the mantra 14 is hopefully good, I know 20-30 isn't but let's risk it for the biscuits
If the speed limit was 90 would most of the people who usually go over the speed limit still do it? My guess is that they would. That would be a situation where I wouldn't even go the speed limit most of the time. My rule is usually never exceed 6 miles an hour over. If it's 65 I go 70 or 71. If it's 70 I usually go 70 to 73. If the speed limit is 70 I don't see a good reason to go much over that. Why are people in such a big damn hurry? One exception might be to stay with the flow of traffic, but even then I'm not one of those people who would go 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit. I simply don't see the need for it.
I'd probably roll right at 90 to 95
For me personally driving at that speed consistently is insane.
:goodposting:

80-85 is the sweet spot
 
Love it, but don't get to use it as much as I would like. I won't use it around where I live only road trips.
 

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