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Can you permanently turn off start/stop on a car?

I am considering buying a Vauxhall Insignia 1.4T but it has start/stop which puts me off. Is there a way to permanently turn off the function?

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Probably not legally because the car depends on it for its emissions rating. But there will be a button to switch it off at the start of every journey. Actually, in this hot weather with a turbo engine it's better to leave the stop/start switched on and if the engine does not automatically shut off when you stop the car, leave it idling for a couple of minutes because the stop/start will have been signalled by a sensor that the turbo is too hot to switch off directly and needs the oil flow to continue.
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