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JT
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2011 12:01:00 AM

Which of the following describes your usual use of cruise control when conditions are favorable?
I set it below the speed limit
I set it at the speed limit
I set it slightly above the speed limit
I set it well above the speed limit
I set it to prevailing traffic, not limit
I don't use it
No vehicle / no cruise control

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Plymouth 95
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 10:17:56 PM

I set it slightly above the speed limit
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:26:33 AM

I set it at the speed limit now.
tindian
Sophomore Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:18:10 AM

I set it and the car went to 200 mph.
snirt
Champion Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 2:02:41 AM

I set it at the speed limit
thorman52
Champion Author South Bend

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 7:10:30 PM

Slightly above the speed limit. 3-5 mph max.
coffeebrake1015
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:27:40 PM

I do dot use it.
appleNY
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:46:01 PM

I set it slightly above the speed limit
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:46:46 AM

I set it at the speed limit
Zuegma
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:48:35 AM

I set it slighly above the speed limit in good conditions. Seems everybody still passes me & too often still zoom by in rain/snow conditions where I'll adjust down as much as it takes to still be safe.
Kanakakua
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 5:13:55 PM

Set at speed limit
PTBpricer
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 10:27:53 AM

Mostly, I set it at the speed limit
pricewar
Champion Author Ogden

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 3:13:41 AM

When your cruising your chillin..... Going with the speed of traffic
Plymouth 95
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 3:00:50 PM

Use mine all of the time,even in town, when conditions permit. Set it right on the posted speed, .
redsox20042007
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:44:44 AM

I don't use it
TheHermit
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 1:35:01 AM

I set it at the speed limit
ToddsPhone
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 9:17:33 AM

I use my cruise control faithfully and I set it 9 mph or lower than the posted speed limit.
ManOfLeisureII
Champion Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 12:28:09 PM

I rarely use it.
RevDrCBJ
Veteran Author Ann Arbor

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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 11:42:08 AM

Don't use it. Like to control the gas pedal myself.
Blackfeet
Rookie Author Providence

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 10:59:47 AM

Cannot set it because it is disabled as well as the horn due to the placement of the air bag in the steering wheel. Otherwise, I would set it at or one mile below the speed limit.
Leslie33
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 2:43:26 AM

I set my Cruise Control slightly above the Speed Limit.
pcprof
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 1:42:36 AM

I set it slightly above the speed limit
jmp1970
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2011 1:20:59 AM

Slightly above the speed limit... I go about three to seven miles/hr over
Boorus
Sophomore Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2011 5:51:57 AM

I set it slightly above the speed limit
pcprof
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2011 1:03:33 AM

I set it slightly above the speed limit
randyt58
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2011 12:29:31 AM

Set slightly above
renee6
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2011 3:06:04 PM

I usually drive 5 mph over the speed limit.
CJ300
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 6:47:11 AM

I set it slightly above the speed limit
Dilligaf1220
Rookie Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2011 8:18:27 PM

I set it to flow with traffic.
simiocel33
Rookie Author Texas

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2011 10:44:00 AM

IGBNORE IT ALL
95Vette
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2011 9:46:35 AM

I set it to 5-7 miles over the posted speed limit.
billybird001
Rookie Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2011 5:16:23 PM

Because I know the state police are focusing curing their budget shortfalls. I set my speed on cruise at the posted speed limit and deny them of a legitiment reason to stop me. But unfortunently so many other local residents tend to fall victim to their own imposed driving distractions and fall prey to the state predators.
pcprof
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2011 2:54:50 AM

I set it to prevailing traffic, not limit
chww
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2011 2:33:35 AM

Below.
BJE0417
Sophomore Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2011 1:06:07 PM

I set it 5 MPH over the posted speed limit.
gassedupnfedup
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2011 12:30:19 AM

I set it to prevailing traffic, not limit
kj71TX
Sophomore Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:56:08 PM

I don't use cruise control.
tkdoege49
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 3:29:06 AM

i set it slightly above the speed limit
reginas1st
Rookie Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2011 9:17:24 AM

When I have a chance to use cruise control I set it slightly above the speed limit.
singlefostermom
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2011 12:53:48 PM

i use my cruise control daily, and i set it slightly below to make the lights. the time of morning iam on the road there is no traffic and i can crusie without every having to step on brakes it is so nice driving with no traffic
jessicamendez27
Rookie Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2011 10:57:51 AM

I set it slightly above the speed limit.
RoxannaAl
Sophomore Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2011 9:29:15 PM

I set at the speed limit
SWGC3000
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2011 5:41:09 PM

8-10 over the limit; according to traffic
RDIL
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 9:07:42 AM

I set it at the speed limit
cranemen1
Rookie Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2011 9:24:56 AM

6 miles over
badorthy86
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2011 9:17:01 AM

I set it slightly above the speed limit
777Aviator
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2011 2:57:32 AM

At limit
777Aviator
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2011 8:50:25 PM

at limit
randidan
Rookie Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2011 6:46:13 PM

I love my cruise control and use it whenever I can -- sometimes as low as 35 mph (which is as low as it goes!) I'm sure without checking that it saves on gas, and I find my mood and "driver awareness" are much better for using it. Among other helpful things it does, I set it at, or slightly above the Speed Limit, which is extra beneficial in all respects! In my van, it sometimes makes for a jerky ride going up and down hills - so I have to give it up for awhile in those situations, but they don't happen often...
buddyboy8160
Sophomore Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2011 5:22:32 PM

I set it 5 miles above the speed limit
Plymouth 95
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2011 10:45:11 AM

Use it all the time. Set it at whatever the sign says. I just wish it would engage below 53 km/h. Mine is now over 16 yrs old and "dithers" a bit on grades but I usually rest my foot on the accelerator at the bottom of a hill to make the transition a little smoother. It will be a must-have on my next vehicle. I rented a Mazda 3 when my van went AWOL a few years ago and was truly amazed at the performance of the speed control, smooth, precise and available well below 50 km/h!
CaliberMan71
All-Star Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2011 12:02:45 PM

When ever possible, I use C/C all the time. My 2010 RAM has MDS and crusing at a constant speed I get very good MPG's.
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