Posted by Al Falfa on September 30, 2009, 10:31 pm
I use my cruise in town a lot. Lets me pay more attention to traffic while
keeping me from getting a speeding ticket since I can't sense the difference
between 35 and 40 mph and tend to creep upward if I don't pay attention to
the speedometer. It compensates for one of my many shortcomings.
Posted by Fatter Than Ever Moe on October 5, 2009, 10:06 am
Al Falfa wrote:
I do the same thing, it takes some getting used to but now it's a
habit now and the easy way to keep from getting in town tickets. I use
the GPS to check the speedometer and can go the legal limit (well maybe
a couple of miles over sometimes) and get to where ever I'm going as
quick as legally possible. If someone wants to tailgate that's their
problem not mine.
Posted by Mr. G on September 30, 2009, 11:14 pm
I've noticed that too, though I consider it a feature: when going down a
steep downgrade, or after cresting a rise, sometimes your speed will go
significantly above the set speed. You can do gentle braking to keep to
the desired speed without disengaging the CC. I find this especially
helpful when trying to keep the speed below 45 MPH on a downgrade, so
the ICE doesn't start spinning.
Also, when the CC is engaged, the dynamic braking is stronger on a
downgrade than when coasting without the CC set, which also helps keep
you from exceeding the set speed on a downgrade.
Posted by Chas Gill on September 30, 2009, 8:05 am
The cruise control lever will also increase speed in incremental steps of
1mph if you flick it upwards, about once every 3/4 sec. or so, and decrease
speed by the same amount if you flick it downwards. Quite useful when your
speed doesn't quite match the car in front. Not as useful as radar
controlled adaptive cruise, though, which Toyota thinks us Brits aren't
grown up enough to have yet....... :-(
Posted by Al Falfa on September 30, 2009, 2:37 pm
Yes, the 2010 does the incremental bump too but in the ECO mode it's not
nearly as responsive as in the power mode. While I'm on modes, there seems
to be 4 modes of operation. The 3 buttons (EV, ECO and Power) select
deviations from what I'll call "normal". In other words, the fourth set of
operational parameters is achieved by not selecting any of the other three.
In that "normal" mode it performs very much like my 2005 did.