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Is it just me or do others agree? I have the Overland and I have both "Cruise Control" buttons on my steering wheel and I also have "Adaptive Cruise Control" buttons as well. Why both? If I was to call Cruise Control, say, Cindy Crawford and the ACC, say, Jennifer Hawkins, then I'd have to say, why go out with Cindy Crawford when I have Jennifer Hawkins at my beck and call? Cindy was great in her day (and still is a stunner) but I would rather hang out with Jen Hawkins any day.

Have I got this all wrong?? I'm a monogamist and I don't really see the need for both girls.

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I agree... it's needless. However in your analogy I'd have both, as a "spare" is regularly handy... for reasons not necessary to print.

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Both have their merits. I find it annoying when you have ACC on and you keep coming up on slower cars or others fly past at a zillion kph then cut in front of you and slow down causing the ACC to slow you then when you pull out to overtake the thing takes off like a scalded cat.
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I'm Limited to Cindy, so sad. Does ACC accelerate differently between Sports and Drive in 'scalded cat' situations. I'm finding some difference between the two when being hurled over the top of a crest.
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... causing the ACC to slow you then when you pull out to overtake the thing takes off like a scalded cat.
Yeah I recently picked up a nice black'n'white photograph when this happened to me. ACC set to 90, slowed coming into an 80 zone by the car in front... who then continued to slow down to below 70. I changed into the left lane, the ACC jumped on the gas, and before I got to cancel it I'd been nabbed going through the traffic lights at 87.

Great acceleration has its cost.
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Why both? If I was to call Cruise Control, say, Cindy Crawford and the ACC, say, Jennifer Hawkins, then I'd have to say, why go out with Cindy Crawford when I have Jennifer Hawkins at my beck and call? Cindy was great in her day (and still is a stunner) but I would rather hang out with Jen Hawkins any day.
The flaw with your theory is that a threesome is possible with the babes but not the Jeep

You're dead right though, I'd rather not have the old cruise control on my wheel at all - would rather remap those for audio controls (not a fan of the rear buttons).
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Yeah I recently picked up a nice black'n'white photograph when this happened to me. ACC set to 90, slowed coming into an 80 zone by the car in front... who then continued to slow down to below 70. I changed into the left lane, the ACC jumped on the gas, and before I got to cancel it I'd been nabbed going through the traffic lights at 87.

Great acceleration has its cost.
I have got into the habit of either cancelling or touching the brake to cancel when I see a change in speed zone coming up.
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While on the subject of ACC and CC, what's the general view on using cruise control when towing a van. So far I haven't engaged it mainly because I feel I want to be in total control when I've got the van on the back.
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While on the subject of ACC and CC, what's the general view on using cruise control when towing a van. So far I haven't engaged it mainly because I feel I want to be in total control when I've got the van on the back.
I would (personally) absolutely not use ACC when towing - the computer is not going to allow adequate distances to compensate for the additional weight so I'd be worried that you'd be far too close behind the vehicle in front for proper braking.

That said, I've never used normal CC when towing with any kind of vehicle either - I still (personally) wouldn't trust the computer to understand how much compensation you need to make to your driving (not only in terms of slowing but even in acceleration). Excluding really clear open stretches of road with no other traffic around at all perhaps, as an opportunity to rest the leg and foot when I know for a short while there won't be any need to make any variation to speed.

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Wouldn't you set a greater distance margin in the ACC to allow for the caravan?
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Wouldn't you set a greater distance margin in the ACC to allow for the caravan?
You're limited to the distance you can set and that appears to be calculated on a car to car gap and doesn't take into consideration that you might have another 2 tonnes or more behind you.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I use ACC quite a bit when towing, though in more undulating or winding conditions I prefer to manage speed myself. Anticipation isn't part of the technological offering... yet.

I use the closest setting without the trailer, and the furthest when hooked up.
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