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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 7:13:15 AM

No, the extra wear & tear on the starter not worth it to me. Still average around 40 MPG in stop & go DC traffic, so no real benefit to me.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 3:53:57 PM

no.
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 11:23:53 PM

No
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:52:23 PM

No
Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:27:56 AM

no
weddy11
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:46:22 AM

Never
jpaul101
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:26:13 AM

No
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:05:16 AM

no
redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 1:28:57 PM

prius does it for me
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 11:10:42 AM

no
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 12:27:35 AM

no. but i agree, sometimes at RR crossings i do if it is a long slow train
Godozo
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 11:17:05 PM

No reason to turn off the engine at stoplights. RR crossings, maybe...especially if the train is moving slowly but steadily and I don't have an alternate route within reach.
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 12:15:17 AM

no
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 7:17:08 AM

No
runner1256
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 6:38:35 AM

.. liked to put it in neutral , but learned that isn't too good
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 9:02:42 AM

no
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:36:42 AM

no
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 10:38:39 AM

no
atech54
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 9:23:10 AM

Never.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 9:21:29 AM

no
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 5:41:00 AM

No
BCNU
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 3:28:29 AM

no
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 4:47:12 PM

No
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 12:53:20 PM

No. too much wear and tear on the starter.
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 9:36:18 AM

no
hoofharted
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 4:00:52 AM

no
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 8:33:22 AM

no
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 12:26:00 AM

Why?
cv
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 7:47:59 AM

No I don't do that.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 12:27:25 AM

No.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 9:01:57 PM

No
scavs
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 12:19:41 PM

No
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 11:13:33 AM

yes automatic Chevy Malibu

[Edited by: carinthuist at 3/12/2015 11:14:56 AM EST]
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:44:21 AM

No
Nanjkm
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 7:02:30 PM

Never at a stop light, train crossing or other situations where I see it will be a few minutes.
TimeWillTell14
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 2:19:33 PM

Never at a stop light, but many times waiting in a drive thru line.
ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 11:05:52 AM

no
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 10:28:32 AM

no
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 6:15:12 AM

No, never have.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 6:15:03 AM

no
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:50:01 PM

No
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:19:16 PM

No
ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 8:32:23 AM

No, but I will if I'm stopped for a train.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 7:51:20 AM

When gas prices are really high, I do this.
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 7:09:49 AM

Never.........
Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 2:12:30 PM

no
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 12:01:04 PM

no
redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 10:35:11 AM

no
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 9:49:06 AM

no
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 3:11:27 AM

No, only if I find a loose screw popping out of the dash, and(needing to fix that).
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 2:59:16 AM

no
juniperus98
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 8:30:09 PM

No
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