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Old 10-13-2017, 06:05 AM
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One of the big reasons for switching from chevy. Bought a bwm with it and LOVE it.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:31 AM
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Agree with (almost) all of the above! Love the fact that I can adjust the distance as well.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:13 AM
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I love it but when I get into one of my other vehicles that doesn't have it I have to be careful.


It does have one glitch I don't like, it has happen a couple times......three lane highway going up hill approaching a slower semi on slight turn (just happened yesterday) my truck slammed the brakes on me. The person behind me didn't appreciate it. The same has happen on freeways, it seems to happen on slight turns approaching slower vehicles.
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The Adaptive Cruise Control in my 2017 Super Duty F-250 Platinum FX4 is one of the best and worthwhile feature on my truck. I use it all of the time on the highway and sometime while in-town driving.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:18 AM
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Yep to all the above. It is a GREAT feature. Like one poster mentioned, you have to be careful getting back in a vehicle that doesn't have it. You get used to it and it spoils you.


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I really like it in my 450--but it does make you wonder why you are slowing down from set speed as you catch up to other vehicles. Just takes getting used to, luckily my wife's MKX has it also.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:08 AM
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Yep to all the above. It is a GREAT feature. Like one poster mentioned, you have to be careful getting back in a vehicle that doesn't have it. You get used to it and it spoils you.


Sam


Wife's Highlander has it, I didn't care for it. Went on a long trip and with any kind of traffic it kept putting us back farther in the pack every time someone jumped in front of us, would floor it when you went around someone and not slow you down in a gentle manner when you came up on the car in front of you. Kind of scary but I guess I am just not ready to relinquish control to the computer! Didn't get it on my 250. To each his own I guess.


Now the Adaptive Steering - I would never live without that now!
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:11 AM
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i've had really good experience with my Adaptive Cruise control but it did take some getting used to. I understand that the sensors will sometimes overreact and this may be due to the range of the sensors themselves. Since they cannot look farther ahead then there may be some software at work compensating for when unique situations do arise.

I will say that I have found myself getting tricked by the Adaptive Cruise on longer drives. When the car in front of me is ever so slightly decelerating then I sometimes don't realize it, but have dropped speed off by between 5-7 mph. This isn't the system's fault, it's just something that I have to pay attention to or I find myself creeping along with creepers

One disadvantage of the Adaptive Cruise is for the guys who want to mount a winch on the front of the truck. The system sensor is covered by most of the typical winch mounting options. The few that don't are fairly expensive.

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Old 10-13-2017, 12:05 PM
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If I understand correctly, the 2017 adaptive cruise doesn't have the stop-and-go feature. The 2018 F150 will get it. Do we know yet if the 2018 Super Duty will also get updated adaptive cruise that supports stop-and-go?
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Should be standard equipment on every car made.
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Definitely worth it! Might help your resale value also.
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I absolutely love it. Use it quite often driving through town on the interstate, it adjusts pretty well, sometimes it is pretty sensitive. It was a must have for me.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:43 PM
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Compared to the system in my Subaru, the Ford system is just inferior.
I'm with you. I think if these folks had used Eyesight for some time they'd be very unhappy with Ford's implementation.

I don't think anyone out there makes a system as good as Subaru.
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Wife's Highlander has it, I didn't care for it. Went on a long trip and with any kind of traffic it kept putting us back farther in the pack every time someone jumped in front of us, would floor it when you went around someone and not slow you down in a gentle manner when you came up on the car in front of you. Kind of scary but I guess I am just not ready to relinquish control to the computer! Didn't get it on my 250. To each his own I guess.


Now the Adaptive Steering - I would never live without that now!


Yes it does take some getting used to. The leap frog dilemma is frustrating. I will just override the ACC and speed up and then let it take back over when experiencing heavy traffic.


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One other nuance I failed to mention is how the truck will apply brakes way more often than you would in a normal driving situation. I find myself often following vehicles (currently most likely without any sort of adaptive cruise) braking in situations where they should not be on the brake. I tend to be an overly aggressive driver anyway but that sort of thing annoys me to no end. Then I get in my truck and hit the adaptive to keep my speeds in check and it does the same thing...
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