How many of you turn hill start assist off vs leaving it on? (newer models)

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  • I leave Hill Start Assist on

    17 51.52%
  • I turn Hill Start Assist off

    7 21.21%
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This is a discussion on How many of you turn hill start assist off vs leaving it on? (newer models) within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Just a curious question, how many of you leave your hill start assist on versus turning it off. When I ...

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    How many of you turn hill start assist off vs leaving it on? (newer models)

    Just a curious question, how many of you leave your hill start assist on versus turning it off. When I first got my WRX, I enjoyed having hill start assist so I would not panic when on steep inclines with a car behind me. However, after getting a better feel for the car and clutch, I now prefer hill start assist to be off. I find it is a bit smoother at hills this way and it is also nice to be able to roll back a bit when you want to without having to shift into reverse.

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    invalid poll.. no bewbs option...

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    My wife loves hill assist on our Crosstrek. I can't freaking stand it...
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    Turning off traction control improves driving, too. Well, as much of it as you can, anyway. I don't recommend this in *any* inclement weather or for driving through any twisties. However, it does lessen the "bog-down" on start and during quick shifts.

    (Disclaimer: Turning of traction control is unwise and is dangerous. Do so at your own risk!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews
    My wife loves hill assist on our Crosstrek. I can't freaking stand it...
    So what you're saying is your wife has trouble getting it up without assistance? They make a pill for that, you know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514
    invalid poll.. no bewbs option...
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    I think it took me a day or so to get used to it . . . for me it's no big deal so I leave it on. Never could see what all the fuss is from those folks who hate it.

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    The only time I dislike it is when going in reverse and waiting for it to disable. Sometimes my brain shuts down and I forget the hill-assist is active and I'll be letting out the clutch and wondering why it's not going anywhere. Stupid brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    So what you're saying is your wife has trouble getting it up without assistance? They make a pill for that, you know...
    Let's slow down here, I'm not as old as Ray....
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    didnt know you could turn it off
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    I've been driving stick for 26 years, no need for hill assistance now, maybe it's good for the snow flake drivers.
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    When I drove a car that lack hill start assist, I just learned to make use of the handbrake to keep from rolling back. I leave the hill assist on. I do get the occasional jerky start when it doesn't let go right away, but it only happens once in a while and it doesn't bother me.

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    Doesn't bother me at all. I actually kind of like it.

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    How many of you turn hill start assist off vs leaving it on? (newer models)

    Driving a manual for 10+ years and have no issues with it. You can feel it engage on the brake pedal, there are no "surprise! It's on" moments


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    I like the hill assist...... but I like bewbz better.

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