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saturn
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Mar 4th, 2018 04:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like to switch into Neutral, and rev up until I see plumes of exhaust gas chocking the hippies in the Displaced Emissions Vehicle next to me.

Leftee
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Mar 4th, 2018 04:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think all the OEMs are incorporating this on all but the largest engines. We don't have it on ours. But everything else we test drove with V6 or 4 cylinder engines had this feature.

It is largely useless around our town. At most lights, etc., we're not stopped very long at all.

And yes, no A/C. On some cars the fan will continue to run at a lower speed until the engine restarts.

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Mar 4th, 2018 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

When I was young and mostly broke I had a lot of cars that would quit running at stop lights and such... I didn't like it much.

I sure ain't gonn'a pay 50Gs for a new car that does it!!

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Bogue Falaya River

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Mar 4th, 2018 06:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Haven't had this trouble yet with my 2018 CR-V. So far, so good.

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Mar 4th, 2018 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don’t like cars that shift for themselves let alone anything else...

It seems modern autos aim to be computers rather than driving machines.

Leftee
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Mar 4th, 2018 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

"It seems modern autos aim to be computers rather than driving machines."

You ain't seen nothing yet.

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Mar 4th, 2018 11:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

What an idiotic, useless and overly-complex "feature". If I obtained a car or truck with this nonsense in it, I wouldn't just it turn off, I'd clip out the wires so this unit could never operate again.

Leftee
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Mar 5th, 2018 04:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’m not sure that would work. I would bet this is programming. And the car is, to a point, built around it. I think the best you can do is disable it every time you start the car.

I’m glad our new vehicles don’t have it. They are probably the last holdouts.

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Mar 5th, 2018 05:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

So my question is:
Why don't the manufacturers advertise this feature? I'm thinking people would love the gas savings.

MJB
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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Mar 5th, 2018 05:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

I saw an ad for a Cadillac yesterday that steers itself on the expressway. They showed the "driver" sitting back with his hands off the wheel drinking a bottle of water or soda.

Accident waiting to happen IMO.

Leftee
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Mar 5th, 2018 06:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

MJB,

Tesla is already there. And I know there is at least 1 Class 8 truck traversing the country in this mode right now.

Leftee
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Mar 5th, 2018 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Click

here

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

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Mar 5th, 2018 06:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

So, we have driverless cars, cars that turn themselves off, but still not flying cars as were predicted 50-60 years ago!?!

When "they" were predicted flying cars, "they" never thought of self-driving cars.

MJB
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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Mar 5th, 2018 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee, I know. It still scares me.

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Mar 5th, 2018 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

My Prius has this. After a while, you don't even notice it. When you mash the pedal the electric engine starts moving the car since there's ZERO delay to start it up. Gas side takes over at like 10 mph or so, and it has higher revs if I'm in "power" mode...which is pretty much all the time!
I get 41 mpg driving around town (my commute is all back roads and traffic lights, so this feature helps a lot!).

Why is everyone else so cranky about this?? Does everyone else not realize that gas is $5-6 a gallon in Germany and Italy and Spain and other places that car manufacturers like to sell their cars?

Leftee
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Mar 5th, 2018 07:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think what scares me worse is the level of distracted driving these days. I think that issue is paving the way for this technology.

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Mar 5th, 2018 08:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

All in a bid to increase corporate average fuel economy. You can't convince me that this is a good idea and not unnecessary wear on the engine. I wouldn't buy a car if I couldn't turn off this stupid "feature".

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VA

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Mar 5th, 2018 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

CAFE

Yes.

And any salesman will tell you, cars pollute far more at idle.

Think of the children.

K4
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Being defenseless

does not make you more safe
Mar 5th, 2018 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

tom l

I think it's more of a carbon emission issue.

It's a way for the car companies to say. "look we are doing everything we can to stop unnecessarily dump CO2 and other pollutants into the air"

See we are "green"

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Being defenseless

does not make you more safe
Mar 5th, 2018 08:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thing is, every time the engine starts you get a raw shot of fuel into the exhaust system, and if the cats have enough time to cool, that shot of hydrocarbons pollute more than if you had just kept the engine running.

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