Just bought a 2012, 2.2 diesel (manual) and it's a very sophisticated vehicle. In some ways too clever for it's own good. Not bothered by the the high spoiler at the back, although it was a feature which put me off for a long time. What I don't like is the stop/ start feature. Not only from a wear and tear point of view, but going against all the perceived wisdom of allowing a turbo engined vehicle to tickover before switching off, particularly after a hot run, to obviate the oil circulating in the turbo bearings frazzling and to cool off before stopping the engine. My Audi TT has a water cooled turbo and a an electric run on pump to circulate the coolant for ten minutes after switching off the ignition, The Golf TDI manual stresses the importance of allowing the engine to tick over for at least a minute before switching off. I took the opportunity of asking a Honda workshop foreman about this and he looked blank as though it have never occurred to him and simply replied that Honda must have thought about it. He maintained that there is no need to follow this procedure with a Honda engine Any observations from anyone technically knowledgeable please? - - - Updated - - - I did mean to add on the above posting that I do of course appreciate that it is possible to switch the stop/start off at the beginning of every journey, but I would like to know whether it is possible to switch it off permanently . The Honda foreman who had never been asked the question before stated catagorically that it was not possible. Any views please?.