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Hi,

Maybe this is a common practice and I just don't realize it, but I was wondering if there is any reason NOT to do this:

If I'm able to coast into a parking space in auto-stop mode, I turn off the ignition, once stopped, before shifting into Park. This way, the engine stays off, of course...which seems like a more elegant and efficient way to turn off the car than have the engine start up again just as you want to shut it down (i.e., shifting into Park and then turning the ignition off.) Is there any harm in doing this? I like how it preserves the silence of auto-stop...also I imagine it saves a miniscule amount of wear and tear on the engine.

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Phil Jones
 

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Well, I don't have the CVT, I have the 5 speed, but I do a similar thing. I coast to a stop in Auto-Stop mode, then turn off the key and then put the car into 1st gear and set the parking brake. I did ask at my dealer if there was any reason to allow the engine to come back on before shutting the car off, and their response was that they didn't think what I was doing presented any difficulties. I would imagine that the same would hold true for the CVT, the only thing I can think of that would be a problem would be if there are any electronics involved with the engagement of Park in the CVT, as I believe the gear selection in the 5speed is mechanical but I'm not sure about the CVT. I've been doing this for more than 3 years and have had no problems.
 

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That's a good idea. I have to try to remember to do that.
 
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