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Choose Your Cruise - 2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited September 2016 in Honda
imageChoose Your Cruise - 2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic lets you choose which cruise-control mode you prefer - adaptive or old-school.

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    longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455
    Um, in city traffic, why would you not just use the gas pedal and brake - ? Would the 20-somethings in your office think you were totally out of it?
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    kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    As excited as I was/am about self-driving, it may be surprising that I chose a Civic WITHOUT Sensing. The reason is that while people have praised it, its still a work in progress. The type of system I'd want is something like Tesla's (I'd pay out of pocket if Tesla offered the software with major manufacturers) where on the highway you set-it and it keeps a really close distance between you and the car in front on you. No letting big gaps happen, but just keeping up. That's the value right there. If you are sitting in bumper to bumper and have the system off, it's pretty much worthless then for anything other than emergency braking.
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    agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893

    The type of system I'd want is something like Tesla's (I'd pay out of pocket if Tesla offered the software with major manufacturers) where on the highway you set-it and it keeps a really close distance between you and the car in front on you. No letting big gaps happen, but just keeping up. That's the value right there. If you are sitting in bumper to bumper and have the system off, it's pretty much worthless then for anything other than emergency braking.

    "Keeping up" in the US is tailgating where I learned to drive.

    As for using the cruise around town, I do it to save on gas and tickets. Sure, I can't do that in heavy traffic, but it works so long as the lights and stop signs aren't stupid close together.
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    greenponygreenpony Member Posts: 531
    It's interesting that you value maintaining your spot in the endless queue more than you value the safety of yourself and your fellow motorists. It is your responsibility to be as safe a driver as possible. If that means letting a few impatient drivers in front of you, safety is well worth the sacrifice of a few seconds' worth of driving time. Did you know that tailgating and/or preventing others from changing lanes is a form of aggressive driving? Good for Honda for programming their adaptive cruise to value safety over expediency.
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