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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. Hot Sace

    Hot Sace Well-Known Member

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    I love my cruise control. On a long trip I can give my legs a rest. Especially since I have bad knees. I enjoy that my manual trans. has this feature. Not too many manuals do. :D
     
  2. MontanaTaco

    MontanaTaco Well-Known Member

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    Really? You obviously haven't been over the butte hill or the one to jackson hole:D
    Unless that is if you just turn it off and do it yourself.....which what I do.
     
  3. achirdo

    achirdo First Class White Trash

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    i heard from some bozo it was bad to use ur cruise control under 50 mph....
     
  4. neontrail

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    I hate it...never use it...... i get too relaxed to pay attention to the road
     
  5. AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    If there was a button for the truck to drive itself completely i'd use that too
     
  6. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Yes. Useful. Especially for decent MPG on long drives.
     
  7. Crom

    Crom [OP] Time is precious; use it wisely

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    :laugh: Yes. At times this would be nice.

    I do not see the downshifting on hills to be a problem at all. When I encounter hills, most of the time I have to pay extra attention to other drivers who decelerate on inclines while my Tacoma maintains velocity and climbs the hills.

    I too have found it to be the perfect solution to obeying the speed limit.

    Cruise control is wonderful for long distance trips.
     
  8. 84Hilux

    84Hilux Well-Known Member

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    Just the other day I was driving down the highway when I noticed a cop in the slow lane doing just under the "accepted" speed limit. Of course there was a huge line of cars following him- afraid to pass.

    I put on my cruise and bumped it one notch higher than the speed the officer was doing. I worked my way past him and as soon as I went around a corner, I floored it and was gone.

    I nearly crapped when I saw his lights go on in the mirror! He was pulling over another idiot who had rushed by!!:p
     
  9. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    I use mine every morning on the way to work.........OK I lied, I use it every middle of the night on the way to work....wait, maybe it's considered predawn. I do my 30 mile roll into work around 4:30 so I don't have to deal with rush hour douchery, I can chill at work for a coupla hours before people start showing up....anyway, I can run it the whole way there at that time of day and since it's manual tranny it doesn't do the drop a gear crap.
     
  10. DBZ 2010

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    Hell yea, I use it every time I head to Kihei or Lahaina.
     
  11. surfsupl

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    7 people seem not to like it...............wtf?
     
  12. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Maybe most don't use it but like having the option & 7 really really don't like it or ever wanna use it?
     
  13. dbarn

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    Maybe they are like my wife. She will not use it in her car and is afraid of it. Have tried many times to explain it to her and finally just gave up.
     
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    Tell her the gas pedal only gets stuck when your foot is on it. cc doesn't have a foot.
     
  15. tvbd56

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    my friends mom said the same thing and tried to convince him to do the same when he had his permit... i tell him to turn on the cc and set it at a speed, he looks at his mom and goes, this is awesome, how are you afraid to use this?

    im thinking to myself, wtf does she think that when she turns on the cc the car is going to explode?
     
  16. george3

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    Ditto. I use it on the interstate and especially on speed trap roads. We have roads that are straight and were posted at 50 or 55 that they have now reduced to 35 or 40. I find it impossible to drive that slow w/o cruise control. It is boring as hell driving that slow. I put the CC on and look at the scenery or play with my ipod. I'm very alert at realist speeds but what they do around here puts me to sleep.
     
  17. wsbowden

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    Love my cruise control, use it all the time. Something I recently discovered, if you have the cruise control engaged and want to speed up only a certain amount, you can just tap the lever up or down to increase or decrease speed in 1 MPH increments. If you want to go just 3 MPH faster, just tap up 3 times quick. I never knew cruise worked like that.
     
  18. AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

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    Don't have it in my truck. :p

    I would only use it if I was driving 4-5+ hours.
     
  19. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    no WTF

    i dont use it...i dont care about it...ive turned it on MAYBE twice in my truck in the 5 years ive owned it

    i prefer driving than letting the car drive me and getting relaxed...and taking my foot away from the pedals
     
  20. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    ^ so do you also drive a stick?
     
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