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View Poll Results: How Much Do You Use Your Cruise Control?
Not At All 28 21.71%
Some times 42 32.56%
Most of the time 30 23.26%
All the time 29 22.48%
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Old 01-12-2008
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I use mine on the highway and interstate. I use a radar detector all the time, her name is Raydenne and she does a fine job.

Most the time I run 5-10 mph over the limit and my speedo is right on.

If your using cruise and your radar detector speaks you better get on the brake. You have to learn how to read your detector.

I don't use the cruise on hills because it kicks the tranny down to much. I tap it out and use my foot to maintane speed as best I can.

Yep, I like and use cruise a lot.
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I use it constantly. Always on the interstate, and on some backroads if I'm trying not to speed.
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Originally Posted by edgeaholic (tm)
which dealership did that? when i took mine to morries ford in Minnetonka, they put a fused "switch" that turns the power off to the cruise control when the vehicle is not running. when we meet on january 26, i'll show you what they did.
The dealerships around here are tellin me they won't have parts 'till sometime in April.
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I use mine a lot. I think it's a great safety aid. Set it at the speed you need to maintain and concentrate on the road ahead. Old 'heads up or heads down' discussion. New vehicles (like the Ranger) make it so easy to engage/disengage that it works well even in local roads. I'd go so far as to say it's a deal breaker on a purchase if it doesn't have it for me.
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I live in Fl. there is not one road that you can use cruise control for more than 5 mile stretch. Thanks OLD PEOPLE.
Hey Karpe!
Enough with the OLD PEOPLE! I'm 73 and you best stay the hell out of my way. I set the cruise control at 5 over and try to stay there. In Georgia, when you find someone poking in the left lane and won't get over, they are going to have Florida plates 75% of the time. Many of the rest are talking on cell phones.
I always get out of the way for faster drivers.
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I use mine a lot. I think it's a great safety aid. Set it at the speed you need to maintain and concentrate on the road ahead. Old 'heads up or heads down' discussion. New vehicles (like the Ranger) make it so easy to engage/disengage that it works well even in local roads. I'd go so far as to say it's a deal breaker on a purchase if it doesn't have it for me.
Holy crap, someone else from Bev Hills!

I use my CC all the time.
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I voted not at all....as i very very rarely use it.

Espicially since the recall....it's been disconnected. lol. So seriously..i never use it.
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I use it on the highway only, and since I don't drive on highways much anymore I use it less often.
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which dealership did that? when i took mine to morries ford in Minnetonka, they put a fused "switch" that turns the power off to the cruise control when the vehicle is not running. when we meet on january 26, i'll show you what they did.
Dang are you serious? I wish they did that with mine. I took it to inver grove ford. I dont recommend that dealership, me and my dad have had numerous problems with them. Like trigger said, they just disconnected the whole thing and said they wouldnt have parts until around april.
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I rarely get to use mine due to where I have to drive everyday. It is nice on long trips though.
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haha thank god for cruise control otherwise the 3500mile round trip adventure i just got back from would have sucked!!
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my girlfriend uses it 24/7 i hate the dumb thing inless im on the highway but thats it
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Mostly on trips of 20 miles or longer ie going to the campus or to my family in wisconsin
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Just used it for 200 miles the other night and 150 miles today. After my ticket I gotta make sure the pedal doesn't get a mind of its on.
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I used it for long highway trips, but it's been disconnected for a few months now from the recall. Ford dealerships out here didn't have the part (they just disconnected it and put electrical tape around the connections) and seems they didn't know when any where coming in. Something about being out of stock completely.

I know the people that got the recall done in the summer were fine, but it seems that after September the shortages started. I got mine done in October.
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I should have read the question first, but I use mine on trips, but around town almost never.
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....My Ranger has no cruise,but in my K-1500 once in a great while,mainly to see if it still works,and in my Mopar,2-3 times a year when we go on trips.............
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i dont have cruise control =[ lol
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I won't buy a vehicle without cruise, every Saturday my little Ranger goes on an 1,100 km journey and I need my cruise. Oh and A/C, it's gotta have A/C but other that that I really don't care about all the other options.
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I use mine alot. pretty much everyday on my way to/from work ..unless i got some old farts in front of me (which for some reason seems like they only come out to drive when im on my way to work. lol) that wanna drive 15-20 miles under the speed limit. damn old people. lol

But yeah...i use it.
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kinda hard to use cruise control when my ranger doesn't have it, lol. i hardly ever use cruise control in any of my vehicles though.
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Neither of my rangers have had cruise and I do just fine without it
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i use mine all the time
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depends on what mood im in and where im going so i put sometimes
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I use it when I'm traveling on the interstate to and from college. When I'm on 840, which is about an hour of the drive I use it. It also saves some gas. But when on a busier road, like I-65 or I-40, it's useless because it's hilly and you have truck drivers and slow folks so it makes it very difficult to turn it on and leave it on for any amount of time. But yeah I do use it and just cruise away...
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