I was in Minneapolis last week for work and got to rent a new ford 150.
I had to put on a lot of miles while i had this truck and really liked it, with the exception of one item - it shuts off at when the brake is pressed and the vehicle is stopped.
Ford calls it -"Auto Start-Stop" and is some kind of fuel saving benefit.
Sitting in rush hour each day it really became annoying. Stopped in heavy traffic it shuts off, inch forward starts up, hit the brake shut down, repeat, repeat, repeat 10X!!
At one point it must of shut off and restarted 10 times in less than a mile. I really wonder how many times the truck must have restarted in the 3 days i had it.
It got me thinking, what kind of problems would develop over the longevity of the vehicle?
Anyone have any first hand experience?
BTW, it was a really nice truck!