The Explorer turns off cruise control automatically, which I find annoying. Instead of just hitting the set button, I have to hit the on button and then the set button. I don't know if that's common or not but both of my Hondas had/have a button that would leave cruise either on or off. Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but if there were an easy way to fix it, I would.
My Toyotas and Subarus were like the Ford cruise control. Have to manually turn it on. I GREATLY prefer the Honda hard-button which stays on, I use cruise a lot even toodling around base at 35mph.
Current: 2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Hatch (Red), 2003 Honda Odyssey (sandstone metallic)
Previous: 97 Subaru Legacy, 88 Chevy Van, 04 Sienna, 93 Miata, 99 Grand Caravan, 83 CRX, 92 Voyager, 91 Taurus SHO, 89 Eagle Premier, 90 Taurus, 90 Taurus, 83 Civic hatchback