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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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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
Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 10:28:44 AM

yes for the 1-2 light that i might catch.
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 9:21:07 AM

No
Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 2:55:49 PM

no
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 11:24:38 AM

yes automaticaly chevy malibu2015
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 5:55:07 AM

no
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 12:21:05 PM

No
Mininana
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:06:45 AM

to gvan Chicago... verrry smart
Mininana
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:05:19 AM

almost never unless I know from experience that it's a two-minute light (we've got a few of those)... and probably never, ever in cold weather
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 5:55:20 AM

no
Grizzlyraptor2
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 9:53:12 AM

No.
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 9:28:16 AM

NO
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 1:41:16 AM

no
ernie425
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 11:24:48 AM

No. Will coast to red lights.
marcusp2236
Sophomore Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 9:56:26 AM

No I used to have a Prius and it would. I wouldn't want to work my starter that much. In a traffic jam or a train crossing I will shut my engine off.
Mizzer1
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 6:42:53 AM

No
BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 5:27:26 AM

no
pghbill
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 11:15:04 AM

no
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 11:12:30 AM

no
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 10:13:19 AM

auto matic chevy Malibu
twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 3:28:53 AM

What a brainless idea. Good way to wear out the starter. Also, no control of the vehicle with a dead engine.
John_Doe
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 2:51:39 AM

no
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 8:29:11 AM

no
BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 12:17:44 AM

no
SAButton
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 10:48:24 AM

Never
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 10:46:21 AM

no
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 10:25:26 AM

no
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 8:57:56 AM

No
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 5:51:57 AM

no
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 9:50:50 AM

yes malibu new tech.auto stop automaticaly.

[Edited by: carinthuist at 1/30/2015 9:51:42 AM EST]
eyegotgas2
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:23:49 AM

Nope and if you did you would certainly get honked at a lot
hoofharted
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 3:40:02 AM

no
gvan
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 10:18:18 AM

No but I may shut off the engine for a train. There is always plenty of time to restart the engine because it is illegal in Illinois to cross the tracks until the lights stop flashing and the barrier is in the upright position.
rrtruck
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 1:39:01 PM

No, not recommended.
redfish67
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 10:13:59 AM

no
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 9:19:31 AM

NO
weddy11
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 9:02:26 AM

Never
BCNU
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 3:45:48 AM

no
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 2:38:27 PM

No
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 1:37:07 PM

No, but I may have to try that, and watch My odometer for the mileage benefit. Three lights maybe for a "charm".
BCNU
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:15:20 AM

no
scavs
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:19:52 PM

no
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