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We have the Adaptive Cruise Control in our Ford Edge and I HATE it. When I set the cruise control at the speed limit I want to go the speed limit. If I wanted to be a Lemming and just follow the vehicle in front of me that I caught up to I don't need cruise control. Fortunately I can select normal cruise control but I have to select it every time the car is started which is annoying.
Maybe you do not understand the concept behind ACC. It is both a convenience and safety feature. It is not an autonomous driving system. Once its done doing its job by slowing you down you then need to move over and ACC will take over again.
 

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Why can't it?
It is radar.
Because it has to be recalibrated and so far, no one that I read from knows how
Sounds reasonable but I’m not 100% sure. ACC has been on the S550 since 2015. This question has been asked numerous times but I do not recall anyone actually doing it.
 

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My favorite is when adaptive cruise picks up a car from a lane over slowing down and your car will randomly slow down thinking it's in front of you then realizes, "Oh crap, that car isn't in front of me, it's actually a lane over, speeding up!". At least that's what my Accord has done a few times. I don't have that garbage on my Mach 1 thankfully. I would rather just have regular cruise control and use it when there's very light traffic / not many hills.
 

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My favorite is when adaptive cruise picks up a car from a lane over slowing down and your car will randomly slow down thinking it's in front of you then realizes, "Oh crap, that car isn't in front of me, it's actually a lane over, speeding up!". At least that's what my Accord has done a few times. I don't have that garbage on my Mach 1 thankfully. I would rather just have regular cruise control and use it when there's very light traffic / not many hills.
I’ve never had that happen with either of my Mustangs. My daughters Accord doesn’t do this either. This could be dangerous so a trip to the dealer might be a good idea.
 

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I have the adaptive cruise control in my Toyota. After a deer strike in 2019 the radar unit had to be replaced and recalibrated. It is not just a matter of putting a new unit in and connecting it to the wiring harness. So, I'm not really sure you can move it around in the vehicle as the computer knows where the unit is supposed to be and uses that location to calculate speed and distance from other cars/obstacles.

I use the cruise often, but crank the distance back on it, which makes it a little more useable in heavier traffic situations. What I have totally turned off is the lane departure.
 

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My favorite is when adaptive cruise picks up a car from a lane over slowing down and your car will randomly slow down thinking it's in front of you then realizes, "Oh crap, that car isn't in front of me, it's actually a lane over, speeding up!". At least that's what my Accord has done a few times. I don't have that garbage on my Mach 1 thankfully. I would rather just have regular cruise control and use it when there's very light traffic / not many hills.
 

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I'm with you Zelek, I think it's crap too. These devices are for people who can't drive.
 

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I personally don't like or use adaptive cruise control other than on roads with very minimal traffic.
When you car slows down because of the car ahead of you & you pull into the next (open) lane to pass, the pause is too slow before it re-accelerates, sometimes to the point that there is not enough time to safely make the pass if someone is coming up in the fast lane. I just prefer to have control over such moves. Maybe it goes back to years ago when I drove a VW Beetle & passing anything on the road was a matter of timing & precise strategy!
 

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If you are considering a spare tire kit and want to save some money, here is something to look at:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174181676086

I purchased one of these when I had my 2015 Mustang GT, and it worked out well. I am likely to purchase it again for my 2022 GT order.
That's a nice spare tire set and affordable. Any idea what that kit weighs. My convertible is heavy as it is with the frame rails and K brace.
 

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Congratulations on your efforts to endear yourself to all those forum members who do not know how to drive. :like: :clap:
Thank you. Now if Ford could only figure out how to make turn signals work automatically.
 

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I personally don't like or use adaptive cruise control other than on roads with very minimal traffic.
When you car slows down because of the car ahead of you & you pull into the next (open) lane to pass, the pause is too slow before it re-accelerates, sometimes to the point that there is not enough time to safely make the pass if someone is coming up in the fast lane. I just prefer to have control over such moves. Maybe it goes back to years ago when I drove a VW Beetle & passing anything on the road was a matter of timing & precise strategy!
There is nothing stopping you from using your right foot when you pull out of the lane to pass.
The system is designed so you don't have to turn on and off the c/c ,also to keep a safe distance between you and the other vehicle. Something the old type did not do.
I like it on long drives, You still have to pay attention, and if you pull out to pass, use your foot.
Bumper to bumper traffic I don't use it, and would not anyways. But light traffic, because I am paying attention I can most times change lanes before the system is slowing the car and then change lanes to pass.
It is very nice on hilly roadways, and mountain roads .
Tractors can have speed swings of 30mph from flat land or descend to climbing it. Long drives using rigs draft helps with less fuel stops, I want to draff them but not end up under them.
 

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That's a nice spare tire set and affordable. Any idea what that kit weighs. My convertible is heavy as it is with the frame rails and K brace.
I think the spare tire kit is about 30 pounds in weight, give or take.
 

 
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