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View Poll Results: How do you feel about Hill Assist
Love it!!! 18 12.00%
Can live with it or without it 30 20.00%
Don't like it most of the time 18 12.00%
Hate it!!! 84 56.00%
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Hill Assist, Like it or Hate it

I am trying to start a Poll on the Hill Assist feature. Not sure how or if it will work, but if it does please vote and you can vent here.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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I HATE it. It's the only thing I don't love about my 2013.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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You are suppose to vote using the poll, as well as vent lol
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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I HATE it. It's the only thing I don't love about my 2013.
Really? I would think this feature would really help? what dont you like about it?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #5
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You are suppose to vote using the poll, as well as vent lol
Poll wasn't there when I originally posted.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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the first time it was in operation, I thought the parking brake was still on :-O
I don't care either way but it seems unnecessary
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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What about "don't notice it"?

I was worried about this new feature but I actually havent run into it yet. Thank you super flat Florida.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #9
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Really? I would think this feature would really help? what dont you like about it?
I have been driving vehicles with a clutch for 35 years. I'm not saying I'm better or worse than anyone else, but when starting normally from a complete stop, I don't give too much throttle...I try to keep it in the 1000-1200 RPM range. With hill assist this is not enough gas to override the braking and will cause one to stall out if one does not adjust in time. The work around for this is to not press the clutch pedal until you release the brake pedal...on a steep hill this makes for some pretty fast footwork. Our new Jeep Wrangler has hill assist; however, disabling this is a simple matter of de-activating this option via the computer settings accessed through buttons on the steering wheel. It seems to me that Chevy could have done the same thing.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #10
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I voted. I hate it. Dumb thing to put in a performance car. I roasted the tires and my clutch the first time I encountered this. I can definately see how this could cause accidents as people launch their cars into intersections or get rear ended sitting at the light after it goes green. GM needs to retune the car so we can shut this off.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #11
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I rarely encounter it, and I when I do, it's no big deal if you know about it and how to use it.

One thing to remember is that it's going to hold as much brake pedal pressure as you applied. If you typically mash your foot down to the floor, then it's going to hold tightly.
If you just apply the brake pedal enough to hold you on the hill, then it won't be that big of an issue when you release the brake an move forward.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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Haven't noticed it
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:17 AM   #13
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I don't get the hate..
it makes one of the worst part of driving a manual so easy.
Ive been driving manuals all my life (41 years started driving dads truck at 14) half of that in San Fran with 45 degree incline streets.
man this would be awesome there.
even here in flat ass Houston parking garages are now a snap.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #14
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I voted. I hate it. Dumb thing to put in a performance car. I roasted the tires and my clutch the first time I encountered this. I can definately see how this could cause accidents as people launch their cars into intersections or get rear ended sitting at the light after it goes green. GM needs to retune the car so we can shut this off.
how the hell did you do that?
the release is so graceful just a tiny bit of throttle and it pulls out nicely.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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I don't get the hate..
it makes one of the worst part of driving a manual so easy.
Ive been driving manuals all my life (41 years started driving dads truck at 14) half of that in San Fran with 45 degree incline streets.
man this would be awesome there.
even here in flat ass Houston parking garages are now a snap.

Hate may a strong word. However, I voted hate because there is nothing between "Don't like it most of the time" and "Hate". If I lived in an area that was very hilly and it engaged most of the time, then perhaps I might find it useful. In Northern Virginia there aren't too many hills, but there are some. Most of the time it is a non-factor. However, when it does engage, it is quite distracting to say the least. Like I said earlier, my Jeep which cost ~20K less has the ability to easily disable this...it would have been nice if Chevy had the same option. If you like the option, then that is great...to each his own.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #16
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Hate it! I don't need it and I find it very intrusive. I remain hopeful that someone will figure out how to disable it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #17
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I absolutely hate it! I live in the foothills and know how to feather a clutch when needed. This is another attempt at "dumbing down" the driving experience for people not familiar using a clutch. It is useless. What's next parking assist while backing up? Just let go of the wheel and the car will do the rest for you!
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I hate it. The release is anything but "graceful" or "crisp". I don't like having to rev up my Camaro just to pull from a stop on a hill. It makes me look like a jerk sitting there rev'ing up to keep power to the wheels because I don't want to stall out because my brakes are being applied at the same time I'm trying to move. Why Chevy decided to not make this feature able to be turned off is beyond me. On the Fords, you can go through some elaborate procedure to turn it off (which is great, don't want it to be as simple as button push so people accidentally turn it off). I burned my clutch the first couple times this feature kicked in. I'm accustomed to it now, but it makes me mad every time it does kick in.
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I absolutely hate it! I live in the foothills and know how to feather a clutch when needed. This is another attempt at "dumbing down" the driving experience for people not familiar using a clutch. It is useless. What's next parking assist while backing up? Just let go of the wheel and the car will do the rest for you!
"foothills" are far different than mountain towns or San Francisco the assist even for a pro level driver is much easier..
and it releases perfectly. I'm beginning to think people are driving off the line way too aggressively at all times even on hills.
if you granny it off the hill assist it works like a charm.
Like I said never have even owned my own automatic in 41 years and I love it.
but I don't have any of the issues the others are reporting with having to use too much clutch or throttle to make the car move again.
just a light touch of the gas and she moves off the hill assist with ease,
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I absolutely hate it! I live in the foothills and know how to feather a clutch when needed. This is another attempt at "dumbing down" the driving experience for people not familiar using a clutch. It is useless. What's next parking assist while backing up? Just let go of the wheel and the car will do the rest for you!
I have that. Lol it's really useful.
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"foothills" are far different than mountain towns or San Francisco the assist even for a pro level driver is much easier..
and it releases perfectly. I'm beginning to think people are driving off the line way too aggressively at all times even on hills.
if you granny it off the hill assist it works like a charm.
Like I said never have even owned my own automatic in 41 years and I love it.
but I don't have any of the issues the others are reporting with having to use too much clutch or throttle to make the car move again.
just a light touch of the gas and she moves off the hill assist with ease,
I've always tried to granny it off of hills. And this feature makes it impossible for me. Because instead of granny-ing it, it will stall out because it hasn't released the brakes yet.
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I hate it. The release is anything but "graceful" or "crisp". I don't like having to rev up my Camaro just to pull from a stop on a hill. It makes me look like a jerk sitting there rev'ing up to keep power to the wheels because I don't want to stall out because my brakes are being applied at the same time I'm trying to move. Why Chevy decided to not make this feature able to be turned off is beyond me. On the Fords, you can go through some elaborate procedure to turn it off (which is great, don't want it to be as simple as button push so people accidentally turn it off). I burned my clutch the first couple times this feature kicked in. I'm accustomed to it now, but it makes me mad every time it does kick in.
Sounds like driving style issue to me.
this does not happen and is not necessary to rev the car or apply more throttle than usual.
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Sounds like driving style issue to me.
this does not happen and is not necessary to rev the car or apply more throttle than usual.
it simply does not release near quickly enough for me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:15 AM   #24
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I live in the foothills of western NC. I actually avoid some hilly intersections because it is so bad. I use the parking brake some also. The problem is predicting the release point. You let off the brakes and wait...then if its a steep hill, you start rolling back and must quickly correct with the clutch. Or..you ride the clutch against the locked brakes until it releases.
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You let off the brakes and wait...then if its a steep hill, you start rolling back and must quickly correct with the clutch. Or..you ride the clutch against the locked brakes until it releases.
this is EXACTLY what my problem with it is. You worded it a lot better than I.
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