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I don't own a 2017 Cruze yet but since I basically have no choice in which car manufacturer I am able to purchase from, it looks like I will probably be going with the Cruze. My question is regarding the Auto Start/Stop feature with this car. I have read that there is no on/off button in the vehicle. If this is true, is there anyway to trick the system into not engaging? I have read that there is a battery in the trunk that powers the accessories while the vehicle is in Auto Start/Stop. What if I decide to disconnect that battery? Will this prevent the system from engaging?
 

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Pretty sure BNR can tune it off. Also, when I have a loaner with it I just let off the gas for a split second after I stop. It will restart the car and not shut off until you stop at another light or whatever.
 
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One battery for the entire car.

Put the car in L6 and it won't turn off. It's really not that annoying though...
 

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The manufactures should listen to the folks buying their cars and trucks, some of us really don't want this feature, if I wanted this type of feature I would buy a hybrid, I assume they use something like this. I drove a Ford Escape recently and they had a button on the dash so I could disable it,I would never use it if given a choice, for those that want can continue to use it. Consumers should have a choice. I might be in the minority on this issue.

Had a girlfriend with a BMW X1 and I can safely say I hated the auto start stop, I realize maybe Chevy does it better, still hate it.
 
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The minority is absolutely the people that hate it. I sell cars every day and I've never had a customer say that they hated the auto stop feature. Frankly, I've had people near the end of a test drive ask what the auto-stop thing on the tach means, and then I get the joy of telling them that the vehicle actually turned off multiple times while driving.

I hadn't seen so many people hating on it until this forum.
 

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Auto stop/start is Satan. I always assumed stopping and starting an engine repeatedly was hard on the components. Engines have gotten better, parts are tougher, I know...

I got to drive a '16 Malibu loaner with 8k miles on it back in April of '16. When I got my Cruze and found out the flywheel was cracked.. Every time the engine restarted, it felt so harsh!


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I already use less fuel per mile than almost anyone driving, from my perspective even if in the minority give me the right on such a large purchase to not get something I don't want and hate. My dad just ordered a 2017 Suburban and he doesn't want this feature either. If Ford can put a button the dash for an escape Chevrolet can as well.
 
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The minority is absolutely the people that hate it. I sell cars every day and I've never had a customer say that they hated the auto stop feature. Frankly, I've had people near the end of a test drive ask what the auto-stop thing on the tach means, and then I get the joy of telling them that the vehicle actually turned off multiple times while driving.

I hadn't seen so many people hating on it until this forum.

Well I am older, I am in my 30's. I been around long enough to find out that these so called "new features" eventually break and when they do its a big inconvenience and cost alot of money to fix. I just don't like features period. If it was up to me I would still purchase a car with crank windows. I wish GM would just build something that I like. When I purchase my next GM vehicle which will probably be in the next few weeks I am sure the salesman is going to ask what I like about the car and I am going to be honest with him and tell him that "I like nothing, absolutely nothing".
 

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Well I am older, I am in my 30's. I been around long enough to find out that these so called "new features" eventually break and when they do its a big inconvenience and cost alot of money to fix. I just don't like features period. If it was up to me I would still purchase a car with crank windows. I wish GM would just build something that I like. When I purchase my next GM vehicle which will probably be in the next few weeks I am sure the salesman is going to ask what I like about the car and I am going to be honest with him and tell him that "I like nothing, absolutely nothing".
I don't consider being in your 30s to be older. LOL.

I would also be perfectly happy with no features: crank windows, push the little knob to lock the car and use the key to unlock, start and open the trunk, even manual steering is fine with me. KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid.
 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle

The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.

Leonardo da Vinci's "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", Mies Van Der Rohe's "Less is more", Bjarne Stroustrup's "Make Simple Tasks Simple!", or Antoine de Saint Exupéry's "It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away". Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars, urged his designers to "Simplify, then add lightness".
 

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Well I am older, I am in my 30's. I been around long enough to find out that these so called "new features" eventually break and when they do its a big inconvenience and cost alot of money to fix. I just don't like features period. If it was up to me I would still purchase a car with crank windows. I wish GM would just build something that I like. When I purchase my next GM vehicle which will probably be in the next few weeks I am sure the salesman is going to ask what I like about the car and I am going to be honest with him and tell him that "I like nothing, absolutely nothing".
I sell cars to 18 year olds and I sell cars to 93 year olds. I'm telling you that you're in the minority.

But boy would I sure love to see the guys face when you tell him that.
 

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This is why my dad won't own a new car. The only option he likes, but is not a necessity, is cruise. He doesn't want anything to break, or have to worry about anything.

Well I am older, I am in my 30's. I been around long enough to find out that these so called "new features" eventually break and when they do its a big inconvenience and cost alot of money to fix. I just don't like features period. If it was up to me I would still purchase a car with crank windows. I wish GM would just build something that I like. When I purchase my next GM vehicle which will probably be in the next few weeks I am sure the salesman is going to ask what I like about the car and I am going to be honest with him and tell him that "I like nothing, absolutely nothing".
 

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I don't consider being in your 30s to be older. LOL.

I would also be perfectly happy with no features: crank windows, push the little knob to lock the car and use the key to unlock, start and open the trunk, even manual steering is fine with me. KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid.

Exactly. I do see a purpose with remote start and remote lock and unlock. But I could live without those items.
I still have not found an answer as to why we need a push button start. I have asked numerous people at work and friends and the only conclusion I can come to is when it breaks it costs more money.

I am seriously gong to scope out an older muscle car that has been rebuilt for my next car. I don't like the way the manufacturers are going with any of there cars personally. I chose computers for career. I don't want my car connected to anything. I know how stuff can be hacked and I think it is a very slippery slope we are going down with automation and computers. The slope is slippery from a number of ways both from authority and from the hacker in his basement.
 
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