Some great insight.
I'd order it just to fill up that blank space on the center dash row of buttons.
No, I made up my mind that I didn't want it. Long before, i seen his video or any other video "bagging" eco-start stop and do you really think the manufacturer cares if our vehicles outlasts the extended warranty period? I don't! And by the way I hope this forum becomes more of a knowledge base of repair information as our vehicle's age and start to have problems instead of a "take it to the dealer" type forum. What good is that?You are listening to that guy? He is basically extraordinary ignorance laced with vitriol.
The system, as I said, is a matter of preference. I mostly like it.Actually, the video was quite balanced. A little heated rhetoric in the beginning to get people interested quickly gave way to a balanced explanation as to why wear and tear was not really an issue. You should watch it all the way through.
For my part, the Eco Start made the driving experience deplorable. Vibration and jerking at every stop, which, in rush hour traffic can be dozens of starts. And, the delay from foot off the brake to take off my be measured in milliseconds, but feels noticeable and irritating. I had a C Class with Eco Start for a couple of weeks.
No doubt. It is handy if you are commonly carrying passengers who would require assistance (elderly, children, injured). Something to consider would be the all inclusive extended warranty to cover that breakdown.Sliding doors, there's your "it's gonna break"...