The auto stop start only working when you have your foot on the brake! Why not release when you touch the accelerator?? That's how my previous Merc and current Skoda worked. I hate sitting at stop in traffic with the brake lights blinding everyone behind me.
Have you tried putting it in park or applying the handbrake? The manual version doesn't need you to hold the car on the footbrake. As long as it is out of gear the engine stops, but it is safer then to apply the handbrake. (if the car starts to roll the engine will restart)
Rebel Blue V40 D2 RDesign Lux
C30 1.6 drivE RDesign
Ford Probe 2.5 v6 (218bhp) fast, but fuel consumption was horrific
Fiat X1/9 amazing fun, steered on rails, frightened 911's up to 50mph
And a few others that were much more boring