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I'm thinking this might be one of those things, that if your current vehicles doesn't have it, you could probably go the rest of your life with out it, and never know what you were missing ? (like flat screen TV's) I'd be tempted to say, most that have had it, wouldn't want to go without it.... but inevitably, somebody will jump on to say they have it in 1 or 3 other vehicles, but they hate it, and they never use it, if for no other reason than just to prove me wrong :) lol Gotta' love the internet :)

Anyway, my Prius has it, and I use it 100% of the time on the freeway..... and sometimes even on our main through fares in town (granted, those are 3 lanes each direction, with 45 mph speed limits where most people are driving 55 mph. I think maybe once or twice it might have saved me from rear ending someone... or maybe not. But it would have been close(r)

This is posing a really big problem for me, as I won't pay the several thousand extra dollars needed to get adaptive cruise control in a Maverick..... but because of this one thing, I might just pass on the Maverick altogether. My GF's current car does not have adaptive cruise control..... So it wont be a problem for her. Their is a stronger chance she might get a Maverick, than me, because of this.
 

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Zero interest and I am more than satisfied with “basic” or standard cc as I still enjoy driving. An old dude with sciatica so cruise control is a true gift for long drives. Adaptive is usually welcomed by folks with more tech interests than I, and I don’t begrudge them that choice. Simply put, we are fortunate to have choices. Sorry for the XL folks and the cruise control question.....
 

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My wife has it on her Outback. I have a some what like/hate relationship with it but I really don't even remember I have cruise control until she reminds me. I didn't even use cruise on my car until I read the posts on here about people complaining the XL trim didn't have it and they wouldn't by an XL. Didn't see the big deal of cruise and turned it off. It is a really small item to stop me from buying a car/truck that fits the other 99.9% of my needs. Especially when the next choice could be thousands more to get adaptive cruise. I have driven cars without it for years just fine.
 

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I hardly even use regular cruise control. In Los Angeles and its surrounding areas I don't get enough uninterrupted road to use it. Most of the time I will hit traffic at some point and then there's no reason for me to use it. I also forget to use it because people drive aggressively around here. I feel more comfortable and alert when I don't use cruise control in case someone cuts me off, which happens a lot here.

Adaptive cruise control sounds awesome, but I don't know if I would use it enough to justify upgrading to the Lariat, especially where I live. The Lariat has some features I would like over the XLT, but I just remind myself of what I can do with the extra 4,000 I pocket by just sticking with the XLT.
 

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I'm thinking this might be one of those things, that if your current vehicles doesn't have it, you could probably go the rest of your life with out it, and never know what you were missing ? (like flat screen TV's) I'd be tempted to say, most that have had it, wouldn't want to go without it.... but inevitably, somebody will jump on to say they have it in 1 or 3 other vehicles, but they hate it, and they never use it, if for no other reason than just to prove me wrong :) lol Gotta' love the internet :)

Anyway, my Prius has it, and I use it 100% of the time on the freeway..... and sometimes even on our main through fares in town (granted, those are 3 lanes each direction, with 45 mph speed limits where most people are driving 55 mph. I think maybe once or twice it might have saved me from rear ending someone... or maybe not. But it would have been close(r)

This is posing a really big problem for me, as I won't pay the several thousand extra dollars needed to get adaptive cruise control in a Maverick..... but because of this one thing, I might just pass on the Maverick altogether. My GF's current car does not have adaptive cruise control..... So it wont be a problem for her. Their is a stronger chance she might get a Maverick, than me, because of this.
We have it on our Alfa Romeo, and sometimes I like it, and other times not.

I do like the pre-collision assist feature, and from what I understand, this is standard equipment on the Maverick. Because of this, I will not be opting for the co pilot 360 with adaptive cruise.
 

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Had it in my 2020 Toyota, I hated it! Every time someone switches lanes and pulls in front of you the dam thing slams on the brakes. Nice on the open road, but not so much in heavy freeway traffic.
 

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I'm thinking this might be one of those things, that if your current vehicles doesn't have it, you could probably go the rest of your life with out it, and never know what you were missing ? (like flat screen TV's) I'd be tempted to say, most that have had it, wouldn't want to go without it.... but inevitably, somebody will jump on to say they have it in 1 or 3 other vehicles, but they hate it, and they never use it, if for no other reason than just to prove me wrong :) lol Gotta' love the internet :)

Anyway, my Prius has it, and I use it 100% of the time on the freeway..... and sometimes even on our main through fares in town (granted, those are 3 lanes each direction, with 45 mph speed limits where most people are driving 55 mph. I think maybe once or twice it might have saved me from rear ending someone... or maybe not. But it would have been close(r)

This is posing a really big problem for me, as I won't pay the several thousand extra dollars needed to get adaptive cruise control in a Maverick..... but because of this one thing, I might just pass on the Maverick altogether. My GF's current car does not have adaptive cruise control..... So it wont be a problem for her. Their is a stronger chance she might get a Maverick, than me, because of this.
I have only used adaptive Cruise Control in rental cars, but I do not like it. I like a little more control. I end up going slower than I want to because the car slows down and I don't notice.

Now, when we get real self driving, where I can just go to sleep, then I will be all in. Until I can sleep, I'll just keep driving.
 

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I've probably used cruise control on our current vehicle less than a handful of times in 5yrs. I was fine with an XL until the wife said she wasn't buying a car without cruise control, but the value of AC to us was pretty much non-existent.
 

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I've only had it in rentals and I like it. I would probably pay extra if I could get it without having to go to the lariat lux just for that. There are other things in the lariat + lux that are either value neutral or negative value for me so I likely won't get it.
 

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I have only used adaptive Cruise Control in rental cars, but I do not like it. I like a little more control. I end up going slower than I want to because the car slows down and I don't notice.

Now, when we get real self driving, where I can just go to sleep, then I will be all in. Until I can sleep, I'll just keep driving.
Well when the cars in front of you slow down, you don't have a lot of choices 🙂 lol
Don't get me wrong, I love driving on some swervy curvy mountain roads, at my own pace, with no traffic around me.... But a lot more often, I have to deal with other vehicles near me, and adaptive cruise control is just safer than the world's best, most attentive driver...Iike it or not.
 

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After owning a CRV with it for two years it’s a must. If you live in a high traffic area it is even more useful than regular cruise because it handles the stop and go for you. I really like it for smaller highways also. 50 mph roads where you’ll come across slow drivers and you can set it to follow them for 2-3 car lengths.
 

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I had to special order my Tesla and it cost $5,000 more to get it without it...

Seriously though this oversight (no cruise on base trim option) had a lot to do with me saying "no" to buying one...
 

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Well when the cars in front of you slow down, you don't have a lot of choices 🙂 lol
Don't get me wrong, I love driving on some swervy curvy mountain roads, at my own pace, with no traffic around me.... But a lot more often, I have to deal with other vehicles near me, and adaptive cruise control is just safer than the world's best, most attentive driver...Iike it or not.
Probably more true in the metro. But not very useful in Chickasha Oklahoma:)
 

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Had it in a 2008 c300; used it on long rides on the Ohio/Indiana turnpike but that was about it. If it's offered as part of a package with other items that are must have to nice to have, i'd buy the package. Wouldn't buy it as a stand alone item or as a must have.
 

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Had it in a 2008 c300; used it on long rides on the Ohio/Indiana turnpike but that was about it. If it's offered as part of a package with other items that are must have to nice to have, i'd buy the package. Wouldn't buy it as a stand alone item or as a must have.
Thanks to all of you.
As I have said, adaptive cruise control is just about a must have for me, and maybe a deal breaker without it. I just don't think I'd pay $4000 for the option...... + get stuck with an interior and wheels that I don't want, regardless of cost.
 

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My mothers car had it, I didnt like. Sometimes you need to tailgate. :LOL: I wont even buy a motorcycle without cruise control!
 

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Had it on my Tacoma. I can live without it. When someone gets over in a turn lane, it would slam on the brakes occasionally. The biggest problem is you would get behind someone doing 10 mph under and not realize just how slow you are going.
 

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I'm thinking this might be one of those things, that if your current vehicles doesn't have it, you could probably go the rest of your life with out it, and never know what you were missing ? (like flat screen TV's) I'd be tempted to say, most that have had it, wouldn't want to go without it.... but inevitably, somebody will jump on to say they have it in 1 or 3 other vehicles, but they hate it, and they never use it, if for no other reason than just to prove me wrong :) lol Gotta' love the internet :)

Anyway, my Prius has it, and I use it 100% of the time on the freeway..... and sometimes even on our main through fares in town (granted, those are 3 lanes each direction, with 45 mph speed limits where most people are driving 55 mph. I think maybe once or twice it might have saved me from rear ending someone... or maybe not. But it would have been close(r)

This is posing a really big problem for me, as I won't pay the several thousand extra dollars needed to get adaptive cruise control in a Maverick..... but because of this one thing, I might just pass on the Maverick altogether. My GF's current car does not have adaptive cruise control..... So it wont be a problem for her. Their is a stronger chance she might get a Maverick, than me, because of this.
I agree 100% I ordered a Lariat but did not pay the extra 3 grand just for the adaptive cruise control. I also have a Nissan Leaf with adaptive cruise control and this vehicle is inexpensive. Don't understand Ford's marketing strategy but maybe they will read about this issue as it sucks.
 
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