I use cruise control on all my longer motorway journeys as I find it relaxing and comfortable. As I'm rarely in a hurry, I usually set it at about 60 mph so I don't have lorries overtaking me (nor do I overtake many other vehicles!) However, when going up steeper inclines I drop down to 5th gear if the engine starts to labour. On longer downhill stretches I switch cruise control off and coast until speed is reduced to 60 mph, and then switch it back on again. By using this approach I can obtain