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MightyQuin

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I've noticed that when stopping at a traffic light there are people that literally switch their cars off. Light goes green, switch car on and drive off.

I've seen it happen at drive thru's too when there's a long queue. Double-You Tee-Eff to that. It's annoying. Why do you even do it? It's stupid.

Stop it. Idle your car for crying out loud.

I've been on this forum for many years now and have never had the urge, or the need, to use the Ignore function....until now.
 

CamiKaze

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I've been on this forum for many years now and have never had the urge, or the need, to use the Ignore function....until now.
I swear I'm getting closer and closer to this urge as well, but I fear that I will miss out on the dissing from other members as well. quite the dilemma to be in.
 

Pitbull

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It has been proven that a car only saves fuel if it's off for at least 15 seconds where a same car was idilling. Nothing but a sales tool
 

ArmatageShanks

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I've been on this forum for many years now and have never had the urge, or the need, to use the Ignore function....until now.

It's been used on you a great number of times I can assure you.

TL;DW, if stopped for more than 7s then it saves fuel to stop the engine.
With a test of a few cars in different traffic scenarios, start/stop saved between 4% and 8.7% of fuel.

What a nice man, Cheers.
 

Pitbull

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TL;DW, if stopped for more than 7s then it saves fuel to stop the engine.
With a test of a few cars in different traffic scenarios, start/stop saved between 4% and 8.7% of fuel.

I think you're closer. I recall reading 15 seconds but yours sound right
 

Pineapple Smurf

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not just a sales tool but a winner on car parts, now you have to install a new starter motor more often :ROFL::laugh::ROFL::laugh:
 

MightyQuin

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I swear I'm getting closer and closer to this urge as well, but I fear that I will miss out on the dissing from other members as well. quite the dilemma to be in.
I feel you pain. It is quite the quandary.
 

Pineapple Smurf

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Question: If your car switches off at traffic lights does your air con also switch off? :unsure: That'll be kak on a hot sweaty day boiling your nuts off !
 

ArmatageShanks

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Well all the total fuknuts on here still respond to my posts...so you are wrong....again.

Just the ones left, I think you'll find once you have a think about it quite a few of the members you used to have proper arguments with are no longer here, or just not saying much to you.
 

SAguy

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Well all the total fuknuts on here still respond to my posts...so you are wrong....again.
Just the ones left, I think you'll find once you have a think about it quite a few of the members you used to have proper arguments with are no longer here, or just not saying much to you.
Let's not lose focus of the matter at hand, OP still watching reruns of Beyond 2000 waiting for the inventions to be created.
 
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