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Old 08-14-2016, 10:44 PM
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Interesting. I know a year or so ago, someone was complaining about the ACC doing this because they wanted to gain speed when they went downhill. As part of the discussion, I seem to remember someone saying that the non-ACC vehicles didn't have the speed maintenance feature when going downhill.

I personally don't know. I just know that the GC with ACC as of 2014 will maintain speed in both ACC and normal CC when going down hill.
2012 here with no ACC...
Mine seems to hold the speed quite well in cruise going down most hills here in MN (and WI). Though I'm sure it would pick up speed in places like CO with real hills.

It's so funny watching cars that I previously passed, with my cruise control on, go flying by me on a down hill stretch because they don't know how to let off the gas pedal (maintain speed) on a down hill.

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I'd rather drive in Atlanta than these little two lanes. Every couple years we get a little one inch snow and people go crazy and start driving like they've entered the demolition derby and instead of prize money, the winner gets an autographed picture of Richard Petty. No ice trucks, plows, or gravel trucks out here the entire region just shuts down for two days till its gone.

Happens here in MN every damn time it snows.
Doesn't matter if it's 1/2 inch or 12 inches.
You can usually pick out the people with the worst tires/vehicle by how fast they are going.

I'll give you a hint...
Their speed is usually an inverse ratio to the amount of tread on their tires (less tread = more speed).

I work in Information Technology so I am fortunate that I can work from home...
The 3 co-workers on my team here in MN all have newer/nice vehicles and when it snows we all work from home. Doesn't matter how much snow, we just work from home.
We aren't worried about our ability to get from point A to point B, we are worried about some moron wrecking our nice vehicles.
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Happens here in MN every damn time it snows.
Doesn't matter if it's 1/2 inch or 12 inches.
You can usually pick out the people with the worst tires/vehicle by how fast they are going.

I'll give you a hint...
Their speed is usually an inverse ratio to the amount of tread on their tires (less tread = more speed).

I work in Information Technology so I am fortunate that I can work from home...
The 3 co-workers on my team here in MN all have newer/nice vehicles and when it snows we all work from home. Doesn't matter how much snow, we just work from home.
We aren't worried about our ability to get from point A to point B, we are worried about some moron wrecking our nice vehicles.
I recall back in 1980 there was a decent snow after a rain so the roads had a coat of ice topped by a couple inches of snow. I lived out in the country, but I had an early court appearance in downtown Cincinnati. Leaving home, I had a mile long fairly steep hill going down Ohio 131 to US 50 in Milford. I had the Bronco in 4 wheel drive and was going down the hill in 3rd (it was a manual) at about 25 - 30. Some idiot behind me was tail gating and flashing his lights at me. At the bottom of the hill, there is a stop light which was red. I started pumping the brakes and that clown hit his hard slamming into a bridge abutment. I saw him get out, apparently unhurt, so I kept going so as not to tick off the judge by being late.

Always wondered what his hurry was. The car that was about six car lengths ahead of me was going about the same speed I was as were the ones in front of him, so going faster wouldn't have gotten the idiot anything.

The judge was late, so I missed my next hearing in Clermont County, but at least I could use the clerk's phone and call in the reason.
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Re: Paddle Shifters (slowing down)

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2012 here with no ACC...
Mine seems to hold the speed quite well in cruise going down most hills here in MN (and WI). Though I'm sure it would pick up speed in places like CO with real hills.

It's so funny watching cars that I previously passed, with my cruise control on, go flying by me on a down hill stretch because they don't know how to let off the gas pedal (maintain speed) on a down hill.
Those are probably the same people who don't know to step on the gas going up hills.

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What makes me laugh is how it takes a couple of snowfalls around here before people slow down and stop tailgating. I'm like, most of you grew up here and have driven in winter conditions since you got your drivers license... what the hell is there to get used to?

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