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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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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 6:03:46 AM

Dangerous, stupid habit.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:53:17 AM

no
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:46:55 PM

no.
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 1:12:00 PM

no.
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:28:59 AM

Good way to wear out your starter.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:43:31 AM

No
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GasFindStation
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 1:26:56 AM

No
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 12:08:23 AM

no...why burn out my battery quicker!
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:55:35 PM

No. Sometimes at a drive through.
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burgman400
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 8:27:15 PM

no what happens if you see a car coming that is going to rear end you at least I can pull forward and get out of the way as long as you don`t stop too close to the car in front of you.
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linku2gasbuddy
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 4:30:36 PM

No
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 1:35:01 PM

no
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:41:45 AM

NO
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JudeON
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 7:03:03 AM

No, not at a stop light but I do when it is smart to do so.e.g. Waiting to get to the automatic ATM.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 6:30:49 AM

Rarely . . . . .
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:37:11 AM

NO
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:02:33 AM

no
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:02:07 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:59:12 AM

Never.........
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:30:02 PM

No
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 10:21:35 AM

no
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 10:07:45 AM

of course.......Not!
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:09:19 AM

no, sounds ridiculous in my opinion.
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:08:25 AM

Now this is funny.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 8:30:43 AM

NO
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TheRealDeal78
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 2:00:02 AM

no
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cv
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 6:26:30 AM

Nope, never.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 6:00:07 AM

No
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 11:24:22 PM

No
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 11:31:49 AM

Never
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 6:19:22 AM

no
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 2:30:10 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 7:46:31 AM

Never...........
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 8:10:53 AM

Only if you want to get shot - very dumb idea
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 7:17:46 AM

Never......
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TerrySawchuk
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:08:22 PM

I personally don't but a few auto manufacturers have this new feature on some of the newer car and truck models. I am not sure how this technology is going to pan out, only time will tell.
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 9:25:31 AM

No, that doesn't make aby sense. Only time I will shut off the engine is waiting for a large train to pass.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 9:07:33 AM

no,why?
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:26:47 AM

No
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:45:59 AM

Another dangerous habit.
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nickless
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:35:39 AM

no
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 8:38:59 AM

NO
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:53:31 PM

no
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dchawk81
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:07:35 PM

I had a car that would do it involuntarily. It was a POS. :D

It's really not worth it because of road ragers. Those precious seconds could get you shot in the face.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:07:03 PM

no
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 10:21:09 AM

no
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puddy
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:23:33 AM

no
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crayolagirl61
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:49:50 PM

No - stupid and dangerous. plus does not save fuel...
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 3:28:25 PM

no
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:58:55 AM

Dumb idea - could get you killed
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