Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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It's worded very ambiguously, but the way I read this if you want the feature on you only have to turn it on once per trip. Once it's on, whenever you come to a stop with your foot on the brake the 'hold' light turns on and you can lift your foot off the brake. Once you press the gas or engage the clutch the brake releases, but I think the feature stays on, so next time you stop it will activate again.
I could be wrong; as I said it's not entirely clear from the wording. But the fact that there are two lights, one to indicate the feature is set, and the other to indicate that it's currently holding, leads me to believe you don't have to re-engage it at every stop.
Just don't have the seatbelt latched behind you, engage the brake hold and climb out of the car to ask directions or take a photo, because in 10 minutes the car's leaving whether you're on board or not!
I can see this maybe being useful after half an hour in stop and go traffic if you're leg's cramping, but I've only ever had that happen with the clutch foot with a heavily-sprung clutch. Hey, how about a 'clutch hold' feature??
Anyway, can't see myself ever using this. Maybe it'll prove me wrong.