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Old 07-17-2016, 01:24 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bhtooefr View Post
In automatic vehicles, stop-start tech means that there's a delay for the vehicle to begin moving (to start the engine) when lifting off the brake pedal.
In my previous car pushing the brake pedal hard whilst stationary would hold the car in position even after releasing the pedal (as if the handbrake were on) and the automatic stop/start would shut off the engine. Then just press the accelerator to start the engine and drive away. Obviously there was some delay whilst the engine started but this was very short - basically instant - and it never really registered. Certainly not a problem.

If not using the "automatic hold" function of the brakes, but manually holding the car in position with a lighter pressure on the brake, lifting off the brake would start the engine as you describe. I never liked the way that worked and usually avoided it.
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