SH, what do you mean by "bloody useless camp"? I have had stop/start on previous cars, eg Mercs , over several years, and while I didn’t like it on the auto, the manual was fine.Their are many people who love their stop/start system, but I think the majority lie on the "bloody useless" camp.
I'm in the Polo forum and the amount of members who have the adaptive cruise control with the DSG box (auto) say it's dangerous as when they want to do a fast get away, at a roundabout they put their foot down and it's not fast enough to react. There's members with the Polo GTI (198 BHP) who use the ECO button, you just cannot believe it?
When I get mine, it'll be turned off. It's as useful as the Note ECO button.
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Hi!!!He also told me that to increase milage the alternator isnt engaged all the time to reduce stress on the engine and give those extra miles in the statstics . Up shot is that short journeys the alternator may not be engaged if you are under 20 MPH and he said the best way to charge the battery is over 50 on the motorway.