I've actually done this a few times, but only on lights that I know are really long. 7 seconds of idling is equal to the wear of starting a cold engine, so think about the damage you're doing by idling for over 1 minute....put it in neutral and turn off the engine...good way to make "friends" behind you at lights....you'll probably get to meet some face-to-face...LOL!!!
This thread = bad idea...Lol!
sounds like the tcs kicked inI did it one time and forgot it was on neutral so i down shifted to drive while rpms were at maybe 5k and bang took off but then the car really slowed down like a turtle (over exagerating) but really it should of taking off and kept on going not in my case. Like i said it took off when i placed it on D and then it really slowed down A LOT it really freaked me out.
Do the fortes do the same thing? I have the 5 speed auto, and whenever I stop I can feel a slight jerk (like it's disengaging) just before I actually stop, and when I left off the brake, the rpms rise slightly on the engine as I start moving.I test drove a Saturn Astra one time. It automatically shifted into neutral when stopped. There was a slight jerk when you took off again, I assume because the revs increased slightly when you stepped on the gas before it realized it was supposed to be in gear.