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Hi just wondered is there a switch to turn off the stop start function
 

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Yep, there's one on the dash just above the climate controls. It comes on again however the next time you start the car. I don't think you can turn it off permanently.
 

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Thanks for that reilsab have only sat in the showroom model a couple of times and didnt notice the switch,counting down the days to March 2 car pick up day.
 

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Getting the Stop-Start to work consistently, is your first challenge...
 

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Yes , I wouldn't bother switching off , getting it to work is much harder !!
 

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I hate the stop - start but there is no way to turn it off permanently, everytime you stop the car it defaults back to on
 

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It's surprising how quickly you forget when you stroll out the showroom and the things you miss, after 3 months i'd forgotten exactly what i ordered


I've got one of those old school manuals so i find myself keeping the clutch pressed in to stop it coming on, i do get a slight brown trouser moment when it starts up on it's ownsome
 

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I find it annoying but am getting used to lifting off the brake pressure to make sure it starts up ready for the off....I very rarely turn it off as that just makes me more confused sometimes....must be an age thing!
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The system certainly doesn't work as often as the one in the Freelander or Scirocco did, even at this time of year. I have started to play the game 'will it or wont it' as I come up to traffic lights or junctions
More often it wont
 

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Gosh, mine seems to work almmost as soon as I've left the house in the morning. Sometimes I do turn it off, like in slow traffic, but I've learned to squeeze the brake gently, but not completely, which fools it!
 

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Mine appears to be working fine, only done 300 mls. The system is designed to only cut in on a firm pressure to the foot brake. As you say slight pressure (enough to stop and hold) and the engine will not cut out.
 

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Just like yours mine works from just after start off, and yes if you apply just a little less pressure to the pedal it does not cut out.
I' don't see any problem when taking off either , take you foot off engine fires off you go.
 

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Agree that its a bit off putting to start with - and probably quite different on an auto compared with the manual - I have always found that by the time I have selected gear and thought about releasing the clutch again, it is up and running nicely.
Biggest moment was leaving the Audi agent when I stalled it, and the engine automatically restarted before I could get to turn the key!
 

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Intersting thread, I wasn't sure about the stop start systembut I've found it to bepredictable and problem free, much better than the BMW system.
I suspect it is most effective in city driving but I intend to test it out on my 50 mile commute just to see if there is any mileage advantage.
 

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Have kept my stop start turned off,surely it will soon knacker the starter motor,be interested to hear some views on this
 

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Glad to see that with the warmer weather, I have seen the return to action of the Stop-Start system, and associated fuel economy increase!
My normal commute barely involves any stopping at lights/junctions etc, but today on a 100 mile plus return trip to Lincoln, it cut in peacefully during traffic queues etc, and I had an indicated MPG of 58.7 mpg - with 3 passengers and 50 litres of fuel onboard...
 

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Jules said:
Glad to see that with the warmer weather, I have seen the return to action of the Stop-Start system, and associated fuel economy increase!
My normal commute barely involves any stopping at lights/junctions etc, but today on a 100 mile plus return trip to Lincoln, it cut in peacefully during traffic queues etc, and I had an indicated MPG of 58.7 mpg - with 3 passengers and 50 litres of fuel onboard...
The 2wd versions are certainly economical.
 

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Amazingly so... Putting 40 litres of fuel in today, and the "Range" reading was 510 miles to empty - I'd love to put that to the test... Hoping to take a drive down through France to do that this year
 

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We are off to France in a couple of months. About 300 miles to travel either side of the channel. Like you I tend to sit at 60-65mph (ish) with Cruise control on, so comparing figures may be interesting, if you make he journey.
 

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Hopefully - Eurotunnel, then non-motorway cross-country down via Abbeville and Le Mans - towards Limoges... French A roads are superb!
 
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