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Re: [Spridgets] cruise control

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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] cruise control
From: "Dave G." <dmg@bossig.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:25:03 -0700
FWIW --- my experience ...

I recently had to rent a Nissan Altima for two weeks - an idiot ran a red light 
and wiped the front off of my vehicle!!
Driving the Nissan around town, lots of stop-start driving and using the 
cruise control as much as possible (even for as short as ~4 blocks) I got 
29.6 mpg.

Do not use cruise control for going up-hill.... if there is no traffic behind 
it is better to use constant throttle position and lose a bit of speed.... 
because the cruise control witll increase throttle position to maintain speed  
and thus uses more gas..

On 30 Apr 2008 at 14:54, brian james wrote:

>> Actually, it is a good time as cruise control increases mileage at any
>> given speed.  Holding the steadiest possible speed is the best way to
>> get high mileage.

Dave G.   KK7SS
'65 MK III Sprite in Richland, WA
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