hi Merv - at longgggggg (added emphasis) stop lights, I would step into N, and watch the idle rev. its superb when the cars so well tuned and I could hardly feel the tremor of the engine. If I sense any vibration, unless its caused by rising heat in our tropics, then I might just pay more attention to the idling.
If its short, or I dont know when coz its the first time I was at the light stop, then I'm prepared at D as it has no effect whether its on N or D, and the pressure on the brake pads aint that great either. Perhaps others might have their own views.
This might draw some response from people who prefer manual cars where they're sure to dis-engage the clutch to neutral.
126 tailed by a 203, 129 leading the pack.