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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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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:06:20 AM

Never.....
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:08:23 AM

no
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:23:59 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:23:11 AM

Only for long trains.
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:05:16 AM

Another idiotic idea.
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nickless
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 2:08:04 AM

no
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 1:59:01 PM

no. why do that?
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 7:19:01 AM

No
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 6:11:28 AM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 3:44:38 PM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 9:26:21 AM

No
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 9:19:37 AM

No
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:25:01 AM

No
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 7:50:20 AM

No. Gets you killed in some areas.
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 7:48:53 AM

Well sooner or later if there isn't enough time driving between intersections the battery won't charge back enough and the engine isn't going to start again...then goodbye any paltry savings.

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 9/21/2014 7:53:13 AM EST]
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Safari7350
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 2:34:34 AM

No!
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MsPeachi747
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 7:26:01 PM

Since it does not save significant gas and just make more wear and tear on starter. NO.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:07:51 AM

Never.........
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 3:40:20 AM

no and I would never admit to it on forum if I did
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 9:46:46 AM

No
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:20:52 AM

No - very dumb idea
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 1:41:47 AM

no
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:59:30 PM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:07:11 PM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 12:38:14 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:18:15 AM

Never...............
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 6:36:09 AM

Rarely!!
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:01:21 AM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:27:15 PM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 2:17:39 PM

no
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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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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:53:17 AM

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

no.
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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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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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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 4:30:36 PM

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

no
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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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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:02:33 AM

no
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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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