I use mine on a daily basis and I'd miss it if it went. One thing you do notice when using cruise is that how many stupid f*ck*ng drivers there are on the motorway who speed up and slow down all the time and for no reason at all. It's infuriating to have to cancel the cruise cos some knob in front of you has decided to slow from 80 to 75! They pull out of your way so you restore the cruise and then they speed up to 80 again so you have to put your foot down to pass them! I'd gladly shoot them if I had a gun [^] Having said all that I do like it but I think u use slightly more fuel as it always wants to keep the car at the same speed regardless of inclines etc.
My old car had cruise, and I loved using it but the only really good place was north of Manchester on the M6. All other motorways are full of the stop start brigade who render it's benefits near useless.
I use my cruise all the time on the m'way. Really helps fuel economy and your licence. If you do a lot of miles it's a real must.
I find that when using it in traffic, I do everything possible NOT to switch it off... When you start getting flashed by people and dirty looks for going too close, it's probably time to switch it off!
By far THE most annoying thing is when you're not particularly in a hurry, you're in a 30 zone nice wide road - light traffic, you sit back, take a deep breath and set the cruise to just under 30 like a good citizen of the road. Two seconds later some 'sunday driver' type pulls out from a side road and drives at 27 mph in front of you! Aaaaaaarrrrggghhh!!! Cruise control is not good for blood pressure [^]
i use it about 90% of the time cos im lucky to have a job where i can use it at the good times of the day when u can get a long run in...example i left mine in and only drove 4 miles outta..610 without it to north devon ...amazing i set it to 70mph all the way and went to nth devon and back ...622 miles one tank and no refuel light ..thats how its meant to be isnt it?.so relaxing good id miss it if i didnt have it.
I use mine most of the time on motorways and dual cabbageways - licence and fuel saver - e.g. when I leave home at 5am on a monday and get onto the M25/M40 I don't usually have to switch it off until the end of the M6 Toll road where the traffic gets heavy (unless there's a total numptie in the way!).
You do realise how many other drivers 'surge' on motorways i.e. they travel at 80 quite happily until something makes them loose concentration when they drop to 65 then pick up speed again as they realise you've now overtaken them and as they'd just overtook you that's not allowed in their ego standards so they get to 85 then pull in and slow to 75 as somethings just come on the radio - etc etc etc repeat for the next 10 miles.....
I use it a lot, retro fitted it on my MKIV, but have paid for it as an option on the MKV. I think that once you start using it any car you drive without seems to be missing something. A bit like air conditioning, you miss it when it is not there.
Almost definitely jealous because I don't have it but when doing a search on this to see if it was a worthy mod and apparently it uses a little bit more fuel! It all gets a bit technical from there but as already said not many other road users seemed to be interested in driving at a set speed which makes it harder to 'cruise'!! J (",)
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