Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Kristen asks: I’ve read your articles about ASS (Automatic Stop/Start) and am very much not interested in buying a car equipped with this “feature.” Can you tell me which makes/models do not have ASS?
My reply: It’s more a matter of which models don’t have it . . . yet. Regardless of the make (e.g., Chevy, Toyota, Nissan, etc.) almost all new cars that are new designs do have ASS. The only ones that haven’t got it are “carryover” designs – i.e., those designed before ASS became a must-have (that is, from the standpoint of the car companies, as a way to please Uncle).
So, you will need to search for a 2019 that is actually a 2018 or a 2017 or even a 2016 – in terms of when it was designed.
Expect that anything touted as “all new” will have ASS – as well as some other things you may not want, such as automated breaking and Lane Keep Assist.
I know. It makes my teeth ache, too.
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