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Old 09-03-2002, 19:28   #1 (permalink)
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When to yoose the croose

When and how often do you use cruise control?

I use it on any road I need to stay at speed for more then 5-10mins.

Sometimes on slow 40 or 50km/h roads that are heavily policed.

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Old 09-03-2002, 19:38   #2 (permalink)
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I use it on the freeway when there is no one around any only then if my leg is getting tired for a short time, i generally like to have the control apart from that
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Old 09-03-2002, 19:45   #3 (permalink)
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Geelong Rd. Only way not to get a ticket. Unless you are in my mates car. He always goes a bit over the limit down there (10ks or so) but never gets a ticket!! Grrrrr......
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Old 09-03-2002, 20:54   #4 (permalink)
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on the freeway, every day on the way to work - i reckon it's saved me about $4,987,566.87 in fines!!
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Old 09-03-2002, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
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I use it everywhere in 80kay zones (eg. dandy road, westall rd) in 100kay zones (eg monash Fway, Westall rd extension) basicly anywhere that has a speed limit of or greater than 80.

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Old 09-03-2002, 23:59   #6 (permalink)
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I use it everywhere there's a speed limit, even down to 60kms. Don't recommend you use it in hilly areas as it tends to kick down a gear just as you reach an apex and corner. Interesting if you know what's comming, but downright dangerous if you don't.
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Old 09-04-2002, 01:50   #7 (permalink)
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I remember having it set on a 60 road that was really hilly (short steep rise and fall) and having the car slow to about 55km then kick back to 3rd (sometimes second!!) and rocket to about 62 or so at the apex and then roll to about 75 - 80 down the other side.

Deffinately an occasion where you should keep the tranny in 3rd and use your right foot.

Another point...

How many of you with 4sp auto lock it in 3rd for the above occasions and for heavy traffic, stop start etc? i do it all the time, especially when its less than 60-70 km/h. Saves tranny where, fuel and more pleasant than the frequent kick down.
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