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Old 07-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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Default Cruise control or not for best millage?

Hi

After seeing
I've been thinking if my Ranger has the same issue. Basically Clarkson discovers that the Audi A8 TDI gets better millage without using the cruise control.

I do a lot of highway driving, and anything to help my fuel economy is welcome
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:36 PM
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i think its best w cruise control, id like to find this as well. i know in hilly terrain, cruisecontrol is bad because it runs your rpms so high to keep it at the speed, when you could do it better yourself
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weird. i always heard the opposite. cruise applies constant pressure, not the normal accelerate, ease off, accelerate etc. that normal people do.
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Default Re: Cruise control or not for best millage?

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weird. i always heard the opposite. cruise applies constant pressure, not the normal accelerate, ease off, accelerate etc. that normal people do.
x2...i have gotten the best mileage with the CC on
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:56 PM
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I get fewer speeding tickets with the CC on!
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^^ haha
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:06 AM
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Default Re: Cruise control or not for best millage?

From my house to the college I am going to is four hours away all highway and I tried the cruise none cruise method and I got 2.5 mpg more by using cruise control at 75 mph. I don't know how I got it but I get 26.5 mpg in an automatic 3.0 running 75 mph the whole time. It's like magic!!
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:34 AM
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Default Re: Cruise control or not for best millage?

I use the CC all the time except where the road is hilly which I'll turn CC off until I'm back on more level road. Slight hills are ok but the steeper ones will give your CC a workout.
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