Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: From weekend "dog" car to family "truckster"

  1. #11
    Senior Member dspace9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Canada
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,697
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked 316 Times in 262 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Why? Is there something wrong with the automatic engine shutoff feature?
    Sorry to interject randomly here, just my friend has a 2020 Jeep, with the auto-off feature, and he says it's super annoying. Even before we got on the topic, I had noticed his small SUV shutting on and off and on and off, like 3 times when we were both at burger king. And that was AFTER going through the drive in. Shuts off at every stop sign.

    I think auto off feature would wear out starters much faster?


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.8 mpg (US) ... 17.8 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.2 mpg (Imp)


  2. #12
    Moderator Eggman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    8,298
    Thanks
    3,658
    Thanked 2,131 Times in 1,612 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    Sorry to interject randomly here, just my friend has a 2020 Jeep, with the auto-off feature, and he says it's super annoying. Even before we got on the topic, I had noticed his small SUV shutting on and off and on and off, like 3 times when we were both at burger king. And that was AFTER going through the drive in. Shuts off at every stop sign.
    I don't disagree that the engine shutting off might get annoying, it can take a while to get used to I suppose. I get annoyed sitting at a stop burning gas for no good reason, so there's that.

    Oh, the painful discomforts of our lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    I think auto off feature would wear out starters much faster?
    The starter gets used more no doubt. How many starters have you replaced on your Mirage? I haven't replaced mine. Fummins has replaced brushes on some of his.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.7 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.7 mpg (Imp)


  3. #13
    Senior Member dspace9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Canada
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,697
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked 316 Times in 262 Posts
    My friend says you can turn auto-off off, but every time you start your car the next time, you have to go into the settings again, and reset your preferences. Just another example of over-complicating cars. And for more stuff to go wrong. Seems like bad engineering, without much thought of living with it.

    If Jeeps got 40 MPG without having to shut off, they wouldn't need auto shut off in the first place. You can't save your cake and eat it too.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.8 mpg (US) ... 17.8 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.2 mpg (Imp)


  4. #14
    Moderator Eggman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    8,298
    Thanks
    3,658
    Thanked 2,131 Times in 1,612 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    My friend says you can turn auto-off off, but every time you start your car the next time, you have to go into the settings again, and reset your preferences. Just another example of over-complicating cars. And for more stuff to go wrong. Seems like bad engineering, without much thought of living with it.

    If Jeeps got 40 MPG without having to shut off, they wouldn't need auto shut off in the first place. You can't save your cake and eat it too.
    But if that 40mpg can be improved by not wasting fuel sitting still, that is a good thing.

    I sometimes shut my engine off when I know I'll be sitting still for a bit. The problem is it causes problems with the radio. For example while listening to the radio, the radio will shut off and turn back on playing whatever program broadcast it's tuned to. If listening to a file on the USB port the radio takes a long time to initialize and get back to whatever it was playing before. I would hope that Auto Start & Stop takes care of that, but I don't know since I don't have it.

    I wish I could enable it on my Mirage, but I understand it takes a larger alternator and battery.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.7 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.7 mpg (Imp)


  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    214
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 30 Times in 24 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Man thats way too soon for a transmission to be going out. Maybe Mitsubishi does make unreliable vehicles?
    Mark, I thought Dirk overcame his CVT anxiety

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Richland Center
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,181
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 985 Times in 798 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by newtomit View Post
    Mark, I thought Dirk overcame his CVT anxiety
    I can be wrong about some things! Sorry!



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •