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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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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:11:35 AM

c'mon now!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:14:31 AM

no............
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:51:47 AM

never.......ever.........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:28:40 AM

Never........
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LilyAndreita
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:01:56 PM

No :)
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:54:38 AM

Occasionally when over heated and other times to avoid over heating. In Switzerland they are supposed to idle for no longer than one minute. The swiss stoplights tell you how long you will be stopped. Many cars now have an auto shut off to save fuel when idling. Minutes add up to hours quickly. For one person it is not so big of a deal. But when millions of people save a minute or two here and there the summation of all those actions amounts to a huge amount of fuel.
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:56:15 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:33:57 AM

Never........
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:50:02 AM

No, why would anyone do this?
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cra2006
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:03:09 AM

No, it burns more gas starting the vehicle than just pulling off.
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:51:28 AM

No, but I might at a railroad crossing.
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bentley86
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:38:53 AM

No, its such a short period of time
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:07:04 AM

nope
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:51:54 AM

What a stupid, idea.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:05:25 AM

Never......
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 7:02:30 AM

No, only for trains or accidents
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:22:37 AM

Never........
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:59:37 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:40:45 AM

Not a very bright idea.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:15:22 AM

No. That would be a great way to get rear-ended when the light turns green!
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askralph
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:13:14 AM

No I dont. It is not effective. I do when there are 100 plus car trains passing through.
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one800rv
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 5:25:55 PM

Only if my low gas light is on and no station in sight :(
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:49:04 AM

Never.........
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:32:31 PM

no
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 4:10:36 PM

no.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:23:53 AM

Never.........
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:07:30 PM

Idle stop start has been used in japan since the mid 1990s they put it on cars with automatic transmissions.
It costs almost nothing to add to a vehicle and according to GM can increase milage by at least 2mpg in the city.

If its such a bad idea then when have honda and toyota been using it in japan for over 20 years with out any problems?
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drydem
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:02:50 AM

My 2010 Toyota Prius automatically turns off its engine at a stop light. It's called stop-start idle technology ... Between 2005-2010 local transportation and urban planners/experts were projecting more traffic jams, more stop lights, and more traffic congestion for my area so I decided I needed to swich over to a vehicle with stop-idle technology given the trend of increasing gasoline prices between 1960-2005. Between 2005-2010 - the only vehicles costing less than $25,000 with stop-idle technology were low cost hybrids - the 2010 Prius was on a very short list of stop idle tech cars. Yeah its a toy car...but what a toy! been having fun ever since...


[Edited by: drydem at 4/12/2014 11:04:26 AM EST]
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:44:31 AM

no, never
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:42:18 AM

No...never..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:04:56 AM

Never.......
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 6:51:40 AM

Nope . . .
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 6:46:51 AM

Never........
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 5:44:03 AM

no
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cv
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 5:42:57 AM

No, I think it could be a little dangerous.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 7:12:59 AM

Never..........
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:19:05 AM

no
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 3:53:31 AM

yeah right (lol)
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DuramaxPower
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 6:29:35 PM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 8:54:45 AM

Nope!!
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 8:43:18 AM

c'mon now!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 6:54:33 AM

Never.....
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 4:30:03 AM

Another dangerous and stupid idea.
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 12:32:39 AM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 10:35:10 PM

Nope
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 4:54:20 PM

no.
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 8:02:16 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:21:05 AM

Never....
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 6:01:54 AM

no
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csh7586
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 5:08:02 PM

no way.
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