Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 11:11:18 +0200
From: ben.gurionnopsamnetNOSPAM (ben g.)
Subject: Re: cruise control gas mileage question?


Johan LAUWERS <lauwers.sablonnopsam.be> wrote: > Cruise control gives MUCH better gas mileage. ooops johan, iīm sorry, but thatīs definitely wrong, at least with my way of driving. the cruise control works by the steady speed principle. so if you road is going up some hill, no matter how steep, the control tries to keep the speed and eventually steps on the gas like mad. on the other hand it takes no advantage of goung down the hill. if iīm gasing myself, i rather just keep the gas position and donīt bother ībout going slower up the hills and down the hill i just let it go... at least at a little higher speeds, say around 100mph i have a _way_ better gas mileage this way...i stopped using cruise control at all. ben ī88 900T16

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