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    Hi guys, here's a daft question for you, does the cruise control operate the brakes as well whilst going down hill to maintain your desired speed? i'm thinking probably not but just wondering. Also is it more fuel efficient to use cruise control rather than the right foot, also probably a daft question.
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    no, it is not an active cruise control and cannot activate the brakes

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    Cheers Sig63, thought so sometimes the car seemed to stay at the same speed then other times she seemed to build momentum going downhill.
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    well you could actually have adaptive cruise control... (dont think many have that fitted thou)

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    And as to whether it's more efficient.... How long is a piece of string?

    I honestly don't think there's much difference, certainly not enough to affect your consumption.

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    Woody, my man, that User cp pic is class!
    made me chuckle

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    If you encounter an uphill section, then cruise control uses more fuel as it increases the throttle to try and maintain speed, whereas if you were driving without cruise control and you were trying maximise economy, you wouldn't bother trying to maintain all your speed.

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