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Start-stop technology scheduled for the 2014 Chevy Malibu

GasBuddy Blog -- Stop-start technology will be standard on the the 2014 Chevy Malibu reports Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press.

The new technology is expected to improve the midsize sedan’s fuel economy by at least 5% in city driving. The system is called start-stop, stop-start or auto start-stop by various automakers who have tested it. Vehicles with start-stop have won over hybrid owners, but proven unpopular --so far-- with the drivers of some other vehicles.

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan will be the first high-volume gasoline-engine vehicle sold in the U.S. to make the system standard equipment on its base model, and the first nonhybrid without an off switch for owners who don’t like it. Start-stop shuts the engine off...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 12:04:22 AM

they all have to prove their worth in the car they're placed in.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 6:18:09 PM

hope it has a good battery. dont want to boost it at every light.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 5:32:32 AM

we'll see how it goes...
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- Verrry Interrrresting . . . . . . . . .








GPD1739P
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 6:04:51 AM

The more advanced you make the car, the more opportunity for breakage.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 6:02:04 AM

More items to break down.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 6:01:49 AM

I've tried the Chrysler version and it really works!
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 6:01:41 AM

Old news.
gabisgram
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:58:18 AM

Wouldn't help me much since I don't do much city driving.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:58:09 AM

I have tried it manually and it works.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:57:37 AM

Good news for the starter manufacturers.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:56:53 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:56:33 AM

o.k.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:56:18 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:55:55 AM

I would think you'd wear out the starter a lot faster.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:55:47 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:55:47 AM

it was a crap car before, now its just dung
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:54:18 AM

What kind of wear and tear on the vehicle does this do.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:52:56 AM

Wasn't this or something similar up yesterday?
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:52:37 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:52:21 AM

like a golf cart
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:49:22 AM

More wear and tear on te car.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:46:02 AM

can't tell me that this is good for the engine
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:45:24 AM

Okay
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:45:10 AM


Neighbor has a 2012. Nice looking car.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:44:21 AM

and now...the average cost to one one of these start-stop vehicles increases due to increased wear and tear on the drive train from all of the starting.
P H
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:44:20 AM

Prius has used it for years.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:43:32 AM

I don't care for it.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:43:23 AM

so then what
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:42:12 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:41:29 AM

Gotta love the continued innovation.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:40:23 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:37:37 AM

How odd that getting off to a fast start from a stop light is so important that drivers want to be able to disable the automatic stop-start system because of the slight hesitation when the accelerator is pushed.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:36:20 AM

Commented yesterday
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:36:04 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:33:38 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:32:00 AM

Big deal
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:31:54 AM

This technology works and is easy to get used to.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:31:31 AM

Lots of cars already have this.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:30:58 AM

Another GM advertisement.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:29:11 AM

It would be nice to have.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:28:32 AM

I wish I had it on my TDI.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:27:02 AM

Time will tell how well it hows up. However if it turnes the AC off it will not work here.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:24:08 AM

old news!!
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:19:25 AM

Not sure about this.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:19:05 AM

hmm...
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:17:43 AM

i'll pass
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:17:20 AM

Remind you of a golf cart?
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:16:34 AM

Thst does sound hard on a starter.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:14:11 AM

Stop-start uses gas when you do that.
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I am not convinced
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