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Old 10-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #1476
ST Eye
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MD
2008 STI Boost Wagon
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid


Originally Posted by 79letour View Post
Technology like start/stop seems to me like a much more honest means of increasing mpg's than running super-light viscosity oil that costs $10 a quart.
I still find it odd that these things hold V8-amounts of oil, and that the same viscosity is used and reccomended in all countries and climates.
Start/stop I am sure adds to the cost of the car (probably not too much, but it would cut into profit a bit). Start/stop also puts more wear on the starter. I feel I don't waste that much fuel when I'm at a light for 1-2 mins.

I just wish they brought the diesel version to the US. I would eat that up in a heartbeat!
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