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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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redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:50:02 AM

no
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:23:14 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:34:00 AM

Never.....
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 6:05:07 AM

No
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:38:18 AM

no
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Mizzer1
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 10:16:59 AM

No
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zippok
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 7:05:57 PM

yes if it gonna be red more then a minute.
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 5:29:15 PM

I have if I know the light is going to be long
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 10:22:12 AM

no
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 9:14:54 AM

No
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:53:47 AM

No, this would be going to extremes.
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:45:01 PM

No
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 10:46:27 AM

no
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:47:32 AM

no
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:31:33 AM

no
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PaulaHart
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 10:38:59 PM

No, but I had no idea why until now.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:57:54 PM

No
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 6:00:46 PM

Just like pressing the "Shift" and "O" keys are too hard on keyboards?
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speedy07111949
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 4:48:41 PM

no, that's to hard on the starter
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 4:32:45 PM

Yes! Doesn't everyone? Why I even shut the engine off at flashing traffic lights. ;-)

[Edited by: John_Doe at 11/14/2014 4:41:20 PM EST]
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retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 11:05:09 AM

No! That is bad for your vehicle.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 9:55:21 AM

no
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 8:00:34 AM

Not at lights but yes I shut down waiting for trains while every other vehicle runs while going nowhere. :/
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 6:19:30 AM

nope
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cv
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 6:10:40 AM

No I do not.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 4:08:22 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 3:12:23 AM

Such a STUPID, DANGEROUS idea.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:43:19 PM

This just screams extreme.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 9:14:35 AM

no way, even back in older vehicles, research showed the extra wear and tear on the started and alternator was quite significant on losing their life
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:15:04 AM

Never........
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 7:11:14 AM

No, nor do I do other dumbass things such text message while driving, use the cell phone or read books as I see so many clowns doing these days.
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 6:28:34 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 10:09:37 PM

no
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 10:09:01 PM

noo
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:28:16 PM

At the expense of...replacing your dammed battery once a year ????

No WAY Jose.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:15:58 PM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:53:33 PM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 10:33:26 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 7:47:01 AM

no
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 6:45:26 AM

no
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 12:24:44 AM

no

[Edited by: poetdog73 at 11/8/2014 12:24:58 AM EST]
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 12:22:25 AM

Why would anyone do that?
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TXmotor
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 5:11:09 PM

no
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 1:10:15 PM

No, that might be going to extremes.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 6:24:10 AM

No, only for trains
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 6:14:44 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 2:05:48 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 6:40:07 AM

never.....
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 1:48:48 AM

no
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 10:56:10 PM

Dangerous! Don't do this!

Railroad crossings that you'll be at longer than one minute? Sure. Waiting for someone to go into a store and return? OK. But, 15-45 seconds at a stop light? Not worth it.
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