jont- wrote:jcochrane wrote:Stop start cuts in all the time on my car. I don't mind this if in London or in a hardly moving traffic jam. The silence is quite relaxing and soothes away some of the frustration from lack of progress. However I'm not so keen on a good country drive, so like it turned off on these occasions. Same applies to the auto hold.
I can just about tolerate stop start on a manual where you can defeat it by putting the clutch in when you're about to go. On an automatic it's just downright dangerous, since it's completely unpredicatable how its going to behave and there's no equiavlent temporary override.
I guess I'm lucky. Iv'e had no problems on my automatic. If it's on, and a car is in font, then the engine restarts when the car in front moves. The auto brake only releases when the throttle is used.
I do find it useful when it is turned off but have a long stop because of road work traffic lights where I can kill the engine by pressing the start/stop button. The toggle on/off button is next to the gear lever so very easy to switch on or off as required.