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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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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 5:25:40 AM

never
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heyman_31036
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 1:01:34 PM

never
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DAG2015
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 11:35:59 AM

No.
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:30:01 AM

no
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salvo222
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 8:40:50 AM

I have a Prius it turns off automatically.
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 1:37:36 AM

no
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 12:13:09 AM

never
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realtking9
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 7:40:44 PM

Not usually but I have turned it off when I get to Central Park Ave and East Bay as the turn light is about 2 to 3 minutes long.
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moxxor54
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 5:18:48 PM

No way
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cwje
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 1:43:55 PM

No. Never considered it. When traffic has come to a complete stop and no one is moving due to an accident or airplane landing on the highway-yes; more times than I want to recall.
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 9:16:23 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 6:58:07 AM

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 4:55:02 AM

n
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 3:46:20 AM

No
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ssgdonp
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 1:14:27 PM

Not a good idea. Wear and tear on engine, starter.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 8:49:44 AM

Our community lights aren't that bad, seldom use routes where a R/R crossing takes an engine off fuel benefit time lag. No on excess starter use.
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 6:44:59 AM

Good way to wear out a starter.
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conley82273
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 3:07:56 PM

No
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jedchong
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 1:42:17 PM

no
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waynester1955
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 9:54:14 AM

no way
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94Rod
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 7:37:53 AM

No I do not.
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Sillymom2001
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 10:41:36 AM

No. But there is a drive-thru near my house that slopes downhill a bit. When I enter, I turn off the engine and coast. I don't start it up again until I've picked up my food and am ready to leave. I think all drive-thrus that typically have a waiting line should be built this way. :-)
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 10:26:26 AM

Rare, only if I spotted an active U F O .... or a naked female STREA......!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 9:00:31 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 7:05:28 AM

Stupid idea. Good way to wear out a starter.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 6:10:50 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 10:09:08 AM

no
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 9:09:16 AM

No Way!
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 11:51:03 AM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 10:07:22 AM

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 9:46:19 AM

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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:42:28 AM

NO
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twt
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 5:21:11 AM

No. Stupid waste, of wear and tear on the engine and starter.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 11:04:21 PM

no.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:56:40 AM

At railroad crossings for long freight trains.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 11:00:06 AM

Yes auto stop Chevy Malibu 2015
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 6:35:55 AM

No . . . . .
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 5:57:21 AM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 3:53:57 PM

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

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

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:27:56 AM

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

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

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

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

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

no
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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
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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.
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 12:15:17 AM

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

No
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