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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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weddy11
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 9:42:55 AM

No
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 9:26:09 AM

never
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:27:04 AM

no
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:09:12 AM

Only if expected wait is > 2 minutes. I see UPS trucks turn truck off at nearly every stop.
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 10:52:42 AM

No...waste of fuel switching engine on and off....
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 10:51:32 AM

No
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 9:12:13 AM

No
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 10:02:11 AM

no
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:17:11 AM

Our nearest local community is nearly 20 miles and they have two stop lights in town...hardly worth the effort.

Now if you're driving in the cesspool of the inner city I wouldn't advise it either as you just might want to stomp on the gas to get away from the Crips or Bloods and it's be a shame if the engine wouldn't start.



[Edited by: LibertyGuardian at 10/27/2014 8:18:15 AM EST]
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:15:09 AM

no
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RSMoonWalks
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:12:20 AM

No ! to much wear on starter.
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 2:25:54 AM

no
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ballotmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 1:04:22 AM

Hell no
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:03:13 PM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:57:24 AM

Only if I decide to Park there. Maybe wait on a long funeral procession.
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Leany24
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no
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:13:40 AM

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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:59:22 AM

You could here and eat your lunch at some of these lights.
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puddy
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:53:50 AM

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puddy
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no
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:10:57 PM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:47:32 AM

Never........
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:44:48 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:23:59 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:40:21 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:22:11 AM

No.................
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:49:53 AM

Another bad idea.
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ramhandy
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:55:52 PM

Luckily I don't need to with my hybrid. It shuts itself down.....
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 4:03:36 PM

yes it's one of my tools to help me save fuel
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:40:39 PM

no
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:00:00 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:28:24 AM

no
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AMR32
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:30:50 PM

No.
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:49:22 PM

yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:12:14 AM

no
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Birkut
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:23:58 AM

Not worth the trouble.
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 5:49:01 AM

Who are, these people?
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:51:45 AM

No
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:11:41 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:01:46 AM

Never.....ever........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:38:29 AM

Never......
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 1:34:11 PM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 8:40:35 AM

That would be a waste of a "Chugity-Chug-Cam" and a Chrome alternator, fancy duals, and A/C comfort. "Really" NO! with an 8 year old battery....
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 7:12:01 AM

Never..........
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:35:09 AM

NO
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:06:20 AM

Never.....
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