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  • I'd rather not have start/stop on my vehicle.

    18 52.94%
  • I don't care.

    4 11.76%
  • I like it, and the benefits that come with it.

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    Auto stop/start

    I know the auto stop/start technology is controversial, and I want to know what everyone thinks about it. I'm personally quite skeptical of the technology and would still prefer that my vehicles didn't have stop/start. I'm always weary of new technology until it's been tested extensively by the general population and all of the possible negatives have been discovered and the bugs have been worked out. Like what happens if your battery is dead and you had to pop-start it? How does it affect vehicle reliability, and other components like the turbo and starter? I'm a huge fan of simplicity, the less stuff, especially electronic stuff, the less likely something is to go wrong 10-20 years down the road.

    What do you think about auto stop/start systems?
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    Stop/start just seems like a lot of extra parts and programming for not a lot of benefit. Especially on an engine so tiny like the 1.4T which turns over at barely 700 rpm at idle.
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    A wonderous thing when applied properly.

    Don't care for the vibration it causes in the cabin of the gen 2 Cruze.

    Want to try it in the '17 lacrosse, where they've made valve timing adjustments to the engine to lower the vibration upon activation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomko View Post
    A wonderous thing when applied properly.

    Don't care for the vibration it causes in the cabin of the gen 2 Cruze.

    Want to try it in the '17 lacrosse, where they've made valve timing adjustments to the engine to lower the vibration upon activation.
    I'm sure as time goes on the technology will improve.

    There should at least be a button to disable it in case you're trying to recharge your battery, if your starter isn't working, or any other reasons you may not want it activated at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevrasaki View Post
    I'm sure as time goes on the technology will improve.

    There should at least be a button to disable it in case you're trying to recharge your battery, if your starter isn't working, or any other reasons you may not want it activated at the moment.
    I completely agree. If you enjoy that technology and want to use it, by all means have it enabled. But for those of us who don't care to use it and hate it, we would love a switch.

    Deal breaker for me in buying a new Cruze/Malibu/etc.

    Having one of these switches would help end the debate of this crap. I read about it all the time on other forums and it's almost as bad as the AMD vs. Intel debate, lol.
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    I have had my Cruze for almost 6 months now and i honestly don't even notice it 85% of the time. the max it is going to shut the car off for is 2 minutes and if you have the ac on it is even shorter and most of the traffic lights here are about 2 minutes long it seams like it starts back up a second before you are going to need it so take offs are rarely an issue.

    what happens if your battery is dead and you had to pop-start it?

    the auto/stop feature is not on the manual transmissions that i know of so pop starting isn't an option if you have this new technology.

    if any one has questions about this technology being i work at a dealer i have access to info on it that may be harder to find elsewhere and i can give my real life 6 month experience as it is my daily driver and i use it for Uber so i am in it a lot. you are welcome to pm if you want but if you have a question someone here might too.
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    I've got it my 2017 Impala loaner.

    Car shakes a little when starting...don't like it.

    Would like to see the damage to the engine some years down the road.
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    I have the Trifecta Tune for my 2016 Cruze and with the performance tune on (Cruise Control off) it disables it. I know most would prefer a way to disable being built in but the tune is a good alternative way to disable it. Truthfully I don't have a problem with it and like others have said after a week or so you don't really notice it anymore.

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    Ask me again in 5 years? lol

    For now, anything that saves me money in gas is good. How much will it save me over 200,000 miles vs. how much the technology cost me to buy? I have no idea.

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    The Cruze Premier I drove in Detroit had start/stop technology. Even when I knew it was active I couldn't tell except by watching the tach.
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