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12-04-2013 02:59 PM
billygee I always use CC on the highways and country roads. Today I was on a country road doing 90KPH. Long straight stretch, flat and very little wind... Fluctuated between 40-41 MPG.

Straight stretch on the 401 at 107KPH, around 36-37 MPG.

Readings taking from my Nexus 7 with Torgue connected via Bluetooth to an ELM327 OBDII connector.
12-02-2013 03:17 PM
campingramps I am a staunch believer in CC. This little device can control the throttle better than my lead foot and is more sensitive to terrain and different road conditions. Went on a 3,000 mile trip in April and averaged 30+ mph with my highest being 35. This is on a '97 Taurus with the DOHC engine and close to 160,000 miles. I even use it around town.
12-01-2013 07:44 PM
tvtaurus I would say that I do get better fuel economy with using cruise control, however my 5 spd 3.8 mustang gets way better gas mileage even if i drive it like i stole it.
12-01-2013 11:28 AM
BigWorm
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Originally Posted by jag1959 View Post
I don't see an appreciable difference but that may have to do with a lack of level terrain in our highway driving. I use the cruise more as an anti-citation device than as an economy feature

same here, although i do get better gas mileage running the speed limit running 5 or less mph over the posted speed limit.
11-30-2013 04:34 PM
caseitman I get better MPG if I use my cruise control, if not it is foot to the floor and let it go
11-30-2013 12:36 PM
249hp I think with a maxmileage foot there would be negligible difference. On a non congested highway with consistent postings its quiet convenient, But if your tapping your pedal and hitting resume every 1-3 miles your mileage may actually suffer.
11-29-2013 11:46 PM
jag1959 I don't see an appreciable difference but that may have to do with a lack of level terrain in our highway driving. I use the cruise more as an anti-citation device than as an economy feature
11-29-2013 11:32 PM
spock power Depends on the terrain. If it's flat cruise does better or the same as me but through steep hills and mountain passes it kinda sucks.
11-29-2013 10:50 PM
sousa632 Don't use the cruise control because of the broken cable so I can't partake in this poll
11-29-2013 09:35 PM
The White Falcon I usually let the car cruise up hills, it's down that I usually turn it off. I don't like the way the AX4N brakes to slow the car. This is usually on a pretty good downstretch that I'll turn it off.

I got my 30.5 MPG figure cruising at 65 most of the way.

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