Also I think the hills in the UK are crazier than they are in North Carolina. I'm originally from VA and recall that it's pretty flat out there. I'm pretty fluent with a manual transmission, but I could see its usefulness in, say, San Francisco. But as Rab88 said, you can just engage the parking brake manually if and when you need it.I thought this was a strange feature to offer. I guess since I have been driving manual transmission vehicle's my whole life, with the exception of my SUV's, I've managed to become good at starting off on hills. I could see something like this being useful for someone just starting out with a manual transmission. However, after reading some of these posts I guess many of you like the feature. Of course, I am basing this off never having driven a vehicle equipped with hill assist.
Don't get me started!haha - love it Reb!
I've got the hill hold assist option, and DO tend to use it - especially when sat in traffic etc, but there's times when it behaves just plain oddly. There's times (quite a lot of times) where I can be slowing down and it just cuts whilst I'm still doing 2 miles an hour, meaning the car just comes to a very sudden jerky standstill.
Anyone else experience this?