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Re: [Spridgets] cruise control

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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] cruise control
From: "David Lieb" <dbl@chicagolandmgclub.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:12:23 -0500
> Do not use cruise control for going up-hill.... if there is no traffic 
> behind you
> 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.

My VW GTi's computer and I agree with Dave here. For best mileage, be 
willing to lose speed on the uphills and make it up on the downhills. For 
that matter, imaginary hills will also improve your mileage, but at the cost 
of time and the risk of annoying other traffic.
David Lieb 
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