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Do you like cruise control?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Jul 29, 2010.

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What do you think of the cruise control system?

Poll closed Apr 23, 2013.
  1. Yes, I love the feature

    863 vote(s)
    55.1%
  2. Yes, I like the feature

    344 vote(s)
    22.0%
  3. Eh, It's nice to have

    274 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. No, I don't like it.

    54 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. No, I hate it.

    31 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:17 AM
    #1
    Crom

    Crom [OP] Time is precious; use it wisely

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    Lately, I have been using the cruise control a lot and I really like it. I reviewed some threads from yesteryear and I am convinced that at some point in time the system underwent a few improvements.

    Anyways, I really like the feature. Making a poll now...
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I hate mine. even on the slightest hill my truck wants to drop a gear and speed way up. like if im going 55..on a hill it will speed up to 60 and then drop back down..
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    HondaGM

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  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    ^x2... Maybe if I lived in a more flat area it would work better.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    Aggie97

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    love it but rarely get to use it. I commute from in decent traffic so...

    I always use it on road trips...especially I-10
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    Simms65

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    That's why having CC + Manual gearbox = awesome. :D

    It only gets shifted when I want it to!
     
  7. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I live in a flat area and I still dont like it. even going over and overpass it wants to drop gears. I save a lot more gas when NOT using cruise.

    On a trip from Idaho to Texas I used cruise for the first tank. I got about 15 MPG. the next tank I would turn cruise off when I was near a hill to keep from droping gears and I got about 17-18 MPG the rest of the trip.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    05Moose

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    Smarta$$.:D

    But now you have me really curious because in all my manual tranny cars in the past, I never had cruise control (only on the autos). How does it handle downshifting to go up a steep hill? Don't tell me you have to cancel and reset it. Or does it control revving while you shift?
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    O.C.

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    I use it only on the highway. I have lead footitis. Keeps the coppers away!
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    jpmorrisvb

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    Cruise control is an extension of me ...... I'd die without it ..... :cool:
     
  11. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:34 AM
    #11
    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I like having it, but I don't use it very often. The highways around here are usually to crowded to use it, I have to change speed so often it's not worth using. For a nice long run on an uncrowded highway, can't beat it.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    kb1jop

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    x10
     
  13. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    I use it on the highway quite a bit but I especially use it on roads where I know there is heavy police enforcement of the speed limit. There are a couple of curvy roads on the way to my job that motorcycle cops will setup behind bushes in home owners driveways and pick off folks as they come by. For normal everyday driving, it stays off...
     
  14. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Colton

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    X2, love cruise control.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    BritMike

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    I use it all the time on the highway but the cc on the Tacoma really does suck.

    Annoyances:

    Down shifts way too early on slight inclines

    Will actually go over the set speed when its accelerating back up to speed. (Dodgy when I have it set to 9 over and it will take me to 13 / 14 mph over the limit before it settles back down again).

    Most annoying is that if you have any pressure on the gas pedal it will override the cruise control allowing you to actually go slower than the cruise is set for. Other cruise controls I've driven will take back over when the speed reduces back down to the set amount no matter what you're doing with the accelerator pedal.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    fatty ac1d

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    It works pretty good in western Kansas. But as soon as I go East and run into some hills I turn that sucka off.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    jdtemple

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    Cruise control should be set at engine RPM, instead of MPH/KPH these days.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    rob_s

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    I love it use it daily. Set it and go.

    I wish that other drivers would use it more often as nobody seems to have any sense of throttle control. Start using yours and you'll notice it even more. I got behind a couple having a heated discussion one day and every time the driver was talking they sped up by 10 MPH and everytime the passenger was talking the driver dropped back down. Idiot.
     
  19. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    xJuice

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    I love the feature. Don't really like the one in this truck. The one in my S-10 worked much better and didn't wander near as much.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    scottri

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    I never had it until I owned my Highlander and really liked it for long drives and now my truck has it and I still like it for long drives. It's not a make or break feature when buying a car though.
     
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