Originally Posted by Jim968
A step back in my opinion. I've only had the car three days but I do NOT like this feature. I haven't stalled a manual car on a hill in over 20 years, but I've stalled this one half a dozen times. If anyone can figure out how to turn this feature off I'd love to know.
I have learned you can defeat it by pulling up on the handbrake as if you don't have Hill Start Assist. Otherwise you have to slip the clutch longer than normal to avoid stalling the engine.
The duration of holding the brakes is too long IMO, and I would like to be able to turn it off. Having said that I generally agree the feature is useful.