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JT
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2007 9:01:11 PM

When going on a long road trip on the freeway, where do you set the cruise control?
At the speed limit.
2 to 5 mph/kmph over the limit.
6 to 10 mph/kmph over the limit.
11 to 15 mph/kmph over the limit.
16 or more mph/kmph over the limit.
I never use cruise control.
Various speeds, Can't pick just one.

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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2009 7:55:57 PM

I usually set it 6-10 mph over & never have had problems (so far)
QueenMother
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2009 10:49:27 AM

6 to 10 mph.
MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2009 9:11:37 AM

2 to 5 mph over
JediKnight
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2009 8:26:19 AM

At the speed limit up to 5 miles over is my usual Cruise Control setting.

I haven't use it much but I could keep the CC as a floor and keep my foot on the gas to keep speed with traffic.
NormWilson
Veteran Author Texas

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 9:34:12 AM

I don't have cruise on any of my current vehicles, but it will be a requirement on my next one.
gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 7:53:18 AM

2 to 5 mph over the limit
gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2008 4:48:19 PM

I keep it at speed limit
nikkirains
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 8:58:53 AM

I always keep my cruise set between 55-60 miles per hour. I am very conservativeative when it comes to my driving.I don't believe in wasting gas because it is a precious thing at this point. I need to stretch my gas as much as possible. THANKS
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2008 10:14:41 PM

5-7 mph over the limit
Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2008 9:32:48 PM

About 2 - 3 miles over the limit.
gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2008 9:07:24 AM

Just above speed limit
bareilly
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2008 7:50:51 AM

Never use one
Blubberpuppy
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2008 6:57:47 AM

On the floor next to the cold beer.
narcar1973
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2008 2:07:25 PM

About 15 over the posted speed lemit.
kegga_99
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2008 10:58:29 PM

Lately, 2 to 5 mph/kmph over the limit.
QuickDrawCA
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2008 10:57:20 PM

Within a city/town's limits - 5 mph over the speed limit.
On the open road once outside the city limits - 10 mph over the speed limit.
In any construction zone, school zone or hospital zone - the posted limit.

And YES, I pull over to the right shoulder and slow down for Fire Engines. That's the law in California. I guess they don't have that law in Florida because everytime I have ever seen a Fire Engine going Code 3 down the road over there, those poor firefighters have to dodge traffic and weave around road hogs because no one, and I mean no one, will move out of the way for them. I guess if you just don't ever have a heart attack or your house/car ever catch on fire in Florida, it doesn't really matter. But hey, if I was on vacation over there I would hate to be a victim waiting for those firefighters to reach me in a hurry.
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2008 10:21:50 PM

About 5 miles over the limit
transat
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2008 3:58:14 PM

At the speed limit.
lindamay
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2008 11:59:32 PM

It used to be at the speed limit, but now I slow down and save gas. It doesn't make that much difference in time in the long run.
rjr54
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2008 9:32:47 PM

On the freeway, +5 Km/hr. On slower roads, +10 Km/hr.
gasisoutrageous
Champion Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2008 3:33:16 AM

About 10 mph over the limit
YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 4:49:20 AM

6 to 10 mph/kmph over the limit.
YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 4:49:05 AM

6 to 10 mph
YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 4:48:41 AM

I usually set it 6-10 mph over & never have had problems (so far)
YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 4:48:16 AM

I love cruise control
YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2008 4:47:56 AM

6 to 10 mph/kmph over the limit.
Winoscientist
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Message Posted: May 28, 2008 1:30:18 PM

I put it up on the dashboard where it will stay unless I hit some bad road which causes it to slide and eventually fall off.
Dorkchop
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Message Posted: May 19, 2008 3:07:32 PM

At various speeds for different conditions.
Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2008 8:17:06 PM

5-7 miles over
angeleyes606
Rookie Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2008 7:09:54 PM

I SET IT WHEN I REACH THE SPEED I NEED TO BE DRIVING AND THEN ONLY ON OPEN ROADS.
Firehawk
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2008 2:02:42 AM

2 to 5 mph/kmph over the limit.
Guido4
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2008 1:14:39 AM

5 miles over
c47
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2008 5:24:15 AM

At the speed limit.
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2008 10:34:08 PM

5-7 miles over
nyuknyuk49
Champion Author Rhode Island

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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2008 4:54:03 AM

6-10 over
bow22ler
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2008 4:32:13 AM

to 3 mph over the speed limit.
c47
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2008 4:04:49 AM

At the speed limit.
throttle
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2008 8:46:09 PM

5 over
azcarman
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2008 4:19:24 AM

10 over
Guido4
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2008 3:45:59 AM

5 mph over the limit...
DillonPGP
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2008 10:52:18 AM

6-10 over the limit
c47
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2008 4:49:21 AM

At the speed limit.
cincindie
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2008 2:27:59 AM

I don't have cruise control.
Mary2008
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2008 10:47:12 AM

6-10 MPH/KMPH over the limit.
Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2008 9:44:59 AM

About 5-7 mph over the limit
kelljohn
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2008 3:50:37 AM

6 to 10 mph/kmph over the limit.
bolly4u
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2007 9:55:20 PM

speed limit
GasXing
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2007 9:44:58 PM

After reading information through this website on speed and fuel consumption, I now set the cruise right at the speed limit.

[Edited by: GasXing at 11/29/2007 12:46:38 AM EST]
Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2007 3:38:57 AM

At the speed limit...
24541
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2007 2:35:31 PM

Five MPH over.
nizzo_alto
Rookie Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2007 12:45:28 PM

Before I educated myself, I usually cruised at 8-10 mph over the speed limit. After reading that lowering my cruising speed could increase my mileage, I gave it a shot and noticed significant increases in my mileage. So, regardless of the speed limit, I usually cruise at between 60-65 mph on the highway. When encountering hills, I employ another fuel saving technique called "driving with load", in which I disengage my cruise control and maintain the same throttle pressure on the uphill climb without increasing throttle to maintain constant speed; my speed naturally drops a little on the uphill climbs, but overall fuel consumption is nearly constant.

[Edited by: nizzo_alto at 11/26/2007 3:46:36 PM EST]
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