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Do you like cruise control?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' 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 8:29 AM
    #21
    Kyouto42

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    It's useful for long highway trips. I don't usually use it but it's also nice to pop on (when safe to of course) so I can move my foot around and pop the joints if it starts cramping up on longer hauls. It is useful especially as it has button acceleration and deceleration (usually it's just acceleration).

    If you're setting it to 9mph over the speed limit... it's your fault if you get caught because it went over. Cruise control is meant to keep you near the same speed, but it still has to compensate for varying loads and adjust to compensate.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    davidpick

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    FTW!

    Obviously, it doesn't get used around town, but for slabbing down the freeway on roadtrips, it can't be beat.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM
    #23
    jpmorrisvb

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    I am right there with you ..... that drives me friggin' nuts.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    kn38ms

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    I live in semi rural TX.
    My cruise is on 75% of the time...

    Can't live without it.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    I use cruise control EVERYWHERE, even down the street to the grocery store, im cruised at 35 mph :laugh: It saves soo much gas
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  7. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    screw cruise control...i control my cruising
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    I cruise control so party poopers like u wont pull me over :)
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    learn proper throttle control and its not a problem :p
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    BritMike

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    Its no biggie. Like the gas pedal annoyance I know its there and adjust to it now. The cruise just isn't programmed to back off the acceleration enough when its getting close to the set speed when its had to give it a lot of throttle to bring it back up to speed.

    The cc in the Taco really is basic, the more advanced cruise controls are really, really good at keeping your speed spot on.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    ohh but cruise control just does suuuuch a good job, its like....how avoiding tickets was supposed to be done
     
  12. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I love my cruise control!!! Driving on I-80 across the Salt Flats for an hour and a half to get into Salt Lake, cruise control comes in very handy indeed!!!:D
     
  13. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    bambooshoots

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    This. ESPECIALLY in Texas.

    However the logic on Tacoma's really sucks. As other have posted sometimes it wants to downshift just going up an overpass. Hell even my Mazda3 had a better CC than this Taco.

    The trick is to anticipate if it's going to downshift and turn off CC. Then while using the current throttle position just use that and momentum to make it up the hill.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    RMTacoguy30

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    I like mine.. But the only time I really use it is on I-95. Plus it took a little getting used to it since its not on the steering when like in my old Honda. I'd probably use it more if it was on the steering wheel.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    toyotacoma

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    I live in Kansas so it works fine for me :cool:
     
  16. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    red taco

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    You just downshift and hit resume. It automatically cancels with the clutch or the brake so then you just push the little control up and it goes again. Its really not that big of an issue. I can't even think of a time when I've been cruising and noticed needing to downshift and resume cruise control.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    kbaum08

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    Like most of you I would not own a vehicle without cruise control. However, as others have said the one on the Tacoma can be all over the place as far as maintaining speeds many times accelerating to speeds plus 5mph over the set speed.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    :popcorn:
     
  19. Jul 29, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    cgs2k2

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    I use it on roads that are 25mph because without that it's nearly impossible for me to stay at the speed. Ill be watching the road and before I know it I'm going at least 35.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    i love it. i just wish all of the other california drivers would pick a speed and stick to it.

    i come on and off cruise all the time. i go the speed limit and leave it there. i do not need a speeding ticket right now. i just got one.
     
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