[Spridgets] cruise control
p.herder at cox.net
Wed Apr 30 17:04:58 MDT 2008
We here in the great FLAT state of Kansas use our CC all the time!
Hills? We don't have any stinking hills!
Of course driving into a 40 mph head wind with gusts using the CC also
kills the gas mileage...
> I have to agree with this. All my American vehicles are equipped with
> cruise, but I seldom, if ever, use it. The first reason is that I find
> it easier to stay awake on long trips if I am actually driving the car,
> but my fuel economy increases without the cruise. The cruise control is
> constantly adjusting the throttle which reduces economy any place other
> than on long, flat, straight roads. People often ask how my old
> Cherokee manages to get nearly 30 MPG on trips, and I tell them that I
> don't use the cruise control. I sometimes forget to mention that the
> emission control system has been disabled, but I'm sure that would have
> nothing at all to do with fuel economy.
> Billy Zoom wrote:
>> Cruise control lowers mileage considerably. It constantly changes the
>> throttle to maintain a constant speed.
>> Holding constant throttle improves mileage.
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