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post #9 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2016, 11:55 PM
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Re: what the heck is SkyActive?

This 2.5-liter doesn’t burn enough fuel at idle, and because most Americans don’t idle their cars for very long, the tech doesn’t warrant the couple hundred dollar expense of doing auto stop-start right.

That just sounds like an excuse for not funding research and development. Same with why Mazda has no plug-in or electric vehicle in 2016.

...don't idle their cars for very long??? On my short commute, I have three lights that if missed, are all about 3 to 5 minutes long. Just going and coming, if lights are missed both ways, that's over 20 minutes of idling on a 11 mile round trip per day.
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