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Cruise distance sensing

Tbirdusa

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Joined
Apr 20, 2009
Messages
25
Location
Kansas City, MO
I don't like it. While I know I can set the distance but Kansas City traffic does bode well for this feature.
Seems if you leave 100 feet between you and the car in front of you, some jerk has to pull into that zone and now I back up another 100 feet, and the situation repeats itself.
 

b_pappy

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Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
588
Location
Northridge, CA
My XLR/V(s)
2005 XLR
Sounds like it is working properly. I have never liked cruise control on anything, the distance sensing one is worse in my opinion. Leave it off and drive the car. (flame suit on)
Bruce (not the tech)
 

First Robin

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Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
1,393
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Platinum/Ebony,2011DTS,Platinum Edition White Diamond.
Take the car out on the open road and you will love it. I use it all the time on long trips such as Colorado to Illinois or to Calif and so on. It isn't good in heavy traffic so I don't use it whenever I am doing city driving.
 

standby-V

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Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
1,114
Location
Mesquite, NV
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Lt. Platinum & 2006 Lt. Platinum XLR-V
I never liked it on my 04 because of the jerks that would jump into the space. So I learned to keep a little pressure on the pedal to close the gap and that worked fine.
Try it behind someone in local traffic and when he slams on his brake so does the X and will go down to 8 MPH before disengaging. I caught hell from members for being careless and I think the word reckless came up too, but I wanted to see where it kicked off.
Now you know the rest of the stoooooooory!:pat:
I don't like it. While I know I can set the distance but Kansas City traffic does bode well for this feature.
Seems if you leave 100 feet between you and the car in front of you, some jerk has to pull into that zone and now I back up another 100 feet, and the situation repeats itself.
 

Doug-J

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Joined
Aug 10, 2008
Messages
43
Location
Flowery Branch, GA
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Base Light Platinum
I agree that it takes some getting used to but on long trips on the open highway it is great. Not intended for use in city traffic in the first place. My 2 cents. Doug-J
 

Tbirdusa

Active Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2009
Messages
25
Location
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City is highways throughout the area, much like Dallas. I've just grown used to using my cruise alot in the city and with this car, I just have to drive it. Probably safer anyway.
The other thing I don't like about it is on tight curves, it picks up the concrete road barriers and will apply the brake. I'll have to get used to it though.
Just wish there was an option to switch that feature off and run it like normal cruise control.
 

cubby558

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
2,752
Location
IL
My XLR/V(s)
'16 Z06, "06 XLR-V Infra Red-Sold, RII, RIII & RIV survivor, Mdwst Maurader
When I had my '04, I would do like standby and keep my foot on the pedal to keep it from braking in different situations. Your only other option is to do what I did and upgrade to a V; it has the standard cruise control.:lol::lol:



Kansas City is highways throughout the area, much like Dallas. I've just grown used to using my cruise alot in the city and with this car, I just have to drive it. Probably safer anyway.
The other thing I don't like about it is on tight curves, it picks up the concrete road barriers and will apply the brake. I'll have to get used to it though.
Just wish there was an option to switch that feature off and run it like normal cruise control.
 

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