Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
Remember, with your feet controlling the gas pedal it doesn't rest naturally so that it will get tired after a while. With CC you can have your feet rest naturally at the angle/position that is most comfortable and you can change its position/side/angle ... With your feet on gas pedal it can't changed, it must be at exactly the same position/angle all the time.
With cruise control drivers can rest both legs and don't worry about speed, they only need to control the ca direction with steering, and they only need to take control of the speed in case of emergency at any moment. With right foot at exact position and angle on gas pedal for hours would get any one tired. Why did you change right foot to left foot in controlling the gas pedal ? If your right foot didn't get tired why took a risk ? I did drove from Springfield, IL to Pittsburgh, PA a distance of about 570 miles in mid 70's, the speed limit was 55 MPH. It took me a total of 13-14 hours(with 2-3 stops for gas and food) with the 1972 Mustang. I had to use left foot to control gas pedal after the first 3-4 hours, then used left foot again after several hours after right foot was the controller. No, my personal experience and of may others, CC is a much better tool to use for long distance travel. It is almost impossible to find a newer light duty vehicle(car, SUV/CUS, minivan, PU ...) without cruise control. If CC isn't as good as human foot in controlling speed(especially for long distance travel) for long distance driving then why all car manufactures include it as standard equipment for many years already. I am not talking about smart CC (Adaptive CC ?), I am talking about dumb CC available in most cars. About "more comfortable car", my previous LS400 and the current E430 were as comfortable as any car at the time I bought them. If you think you are more comfortable using your feet to control the gas pedal on long trip, keep doing it your way.
Originally Posted By: supton
Bogus. Hills, change in speed zones, change in highways. Traffic that picks up and dies down. Weather conditions that change. Morons who cut you off. Not all of America is flat, and a great deal of destinations are not in an up/down / east/west line--meaning one often changes highways. Maybe you need a more comfortable car if you're worn out after a few hours drive? * Heh, I remember helping my parents move. They had a couple of Budget trucks, 24' diesel jobs. Just enough hp to get the job done, and they could smell a hill a mile away. No cruise. Wound up switching feet on hills, as it bothered my right foot to drive with it planted down for the duration of the hill. Once at the top I'd switch back. Did about 12 hours of driving each day doing that. I managed.