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Old 01-15-2019, 04:21 PM
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David, are you an audiophile? I need to buy a proper cartridge for my turn table and don't really know where to look. I bought may current set up back in the day everybody was saying that vinyl was dead. At the time the only things that were available were cheap junk or items that cost as much as a new truck.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:26 PM
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Lol, cruise control. Guess I'm weird, i never use it. Too much of a disconnect to attentive driving vs becoming a passenger/unattentive driver.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:28 PM
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Sous, do you have any personal experience with the rear view camera / collision avoidance feature? I've decided that it needs to be part of my requirements since I had the stroke a while back.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:29 PM
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Lol, cruise control. Guess I'm weird, i never use it. Too much of a disconnect to attentive driving vs becoming a passenger/unattentive driver.
I use cruise control every chance I get. It makes life easy and helps with the MPG's as well.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:31 PM
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Sous, do you have any personal experience with the rear view camera / collision avoidance feature? I've decided that it needs to be part of my requirements since I had the stroke a while back.
Are you talking about assisted braking for unseen obstacles while backing up?
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:47 PM
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Sous, That is a concern as well but I am also looking into the camera system as well. I just don't know if it would be more of a distraction than the good it may do.
 
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I use cruise control every chance I get. It makes life easy and helps with the MPG's as well.

Personally, I find that I get better mileage without the cruise, but that's primarily because I get away with letting the speed float upwards over a cruise "setpoint" when going downhill, and then don't have to recover as much with the throttle on the subsequent uphill climb. I've tried it both towing and empty, and I can outperform the cruise either way. I've found this to be true almost regardless of what vehicle I drive.

Still, though.....

That having been said, I use cruise control every chance I get for the exact same reason you stated, Sous.
 
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Personally, I find that I get better mileage without the cruise.
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You guys are crazy... I will use cruise control if I am going 3 miles at a set speed. I think it is one of the best things ever designed.

I suppose I get better MPG's using CC because my speed will stay constant and I won't find myself doing 65+ in a 55.
 
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Sous, That is a concern as well but I am also looking into the camera system as well. I just don't know if it would be more of a distraction than the good it may do.
Well, if you find yourself distracted by it you don't have to use it. I like the option to use the cameras, even if the use may be far and few between. I see these features as tools in the box. Not every tool has a use all the time, but when you need that stupid 90 degree bend, extendable faucet wrench, you need it.
 
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That's my point, Sous. If I'm NOT in cruise, when I approach a hill, I let the truck run to the speed it wants to attain, within reason. Then, without having moved my foot position on the pedal, I let the speed (energy) drive the truck up the other side of the downhill thrust, and then catch it up to maintain my target speed only as the speed begins to drop below where I want to run. In that way, I don;t have to give the engine a surge push of power at the beginning of the climb. Granted, ti's not a huge savings, and that's why I typically just let my cruise do it's job, but only when I'm on an open road run which will last more than 10-20 minutes. I love the cruise control, but I can still beat it on economy if I choose.

Depending on traffic, I don;t mind doing 65-70 in a 55, but I generally limit myself to no more than about 7-8 over the limit.
 
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I suppose I get better MPG's using CC because my speed will stay constant and I won't find myself doing 65+ in a 55.
Doing that stunt here in CA brother, and you'd definitely be shown that your #1..lol
Im with Wes, never will use it again. Find it tryn to "find" itself all the time.
As for Subaru's, id pull the trigger on a CrossTek anyday over any other car..hands down...burnt orange in color
 
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The Infinity and Audi are going to be very expensive to repair down the road. A guy I work with drives an Audi A7 great car but damn the repair costs are ridiculous. I donít think you can go wrong with a Toyota, Subaru or even the Kia.
Yeah, figure that kinda goes with any high end foreign job. At least the Mrs has realized that the Porsche Cayenne is to small....
 
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Just did the timing belt and water pump in my son's '04 Tundra 4.7 this past weekend. Talk about an involved front end tear down to get to the belt and pump.... Geeesh! Since he was wanting learn as we went, and do the work himself, it took us two days to get it all done.

Don't have any experience with the other vehicles you mentioned, but my wife's '10 Lexus RX450h is the quietest and most comfortable vehicle I've ever owned.
Yeah, I'm down to getting the crank pulley off. Lots of work to get to the water pump, it's a PITA!
 
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Lol, cruise control. Guess I'm weird, i never use it. Too much of a disconnect to attentive driving vs becoming a passenger/unattentive driver.
Wes, so in an 8 hour driving day, you never give that right knee and ankle a break and just "cruise"? I don't think that would constitute as "distracted driving". Keeping that leg in the same position for that amount of time would absolutely kill me. LOL
 

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