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Re: Question about Sport mode

"Sedately"
I like it... haha
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:47 AM
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Re: Question about Sport mode

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I don't know what the technical working are behind it but it doesn't go into ECO mode and I think uses the same shifting as the TOW/HAUL mode does with the underdrive gear.
I drive in Sport and it goes into ECO mode (I keep the EVIC on fuel economy)...

I have not noticed harsh shifting, although I am still in the babying mode, as it only has ~300 miles on it so far...
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Re: Question about Sport mode

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I drive in Sport and it goes into ECO mode (I keep the EVIC on fuel economy)...

I have not noticed harsh shifting, although I am still in the babying mode, as it only has ~300 miles on it so far...
Yes, in sport mode it will go into ECO mode and it DOES NOT use the tow/haul transmission settings. There's "discussion" as to what real effects it has on the trans and throttle but whatever it does it's not dramatic.
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Re: Question about Sport mode

I think the comments that people are having about it not going into ECO mode are due to the vehicle getting less MPG in sport mode. ECO only shows when you are driving above your current avg MPG. Therefore the higher the avg MPG, the less you will see ECO on your EVIC. I agree with the earlier comment though that I would prefer to drive in Sport mode on a nice day around town more if it weren't for the glaringly bright ESC in the display cluster!
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I agree with the earlier comment though that I would prefer to drive in Sport mode on a nice day around town more if it weren't for the glaringly bright ESC in the display cluster!
I agree, at night it is very annoying.
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I agree, at night it is very annoying.
I don't think the orange traction control light is any more annoying than the green headlight and fog light lights at night. Why do we need a light to tell us our lights are on?
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Re: Annoying indicator lights.

I agree. The way I dealt with the headlight on light is I tilted the steering wheel so the top, when centered, covers the line of sight.
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Re: Question about Sport mode

I actually think my car gets it's best gas mileage in Sport Mode. I am now getting above 15mpg around town and 22+mpg on the highway. The ETC learns your driving habits and I have found it tunes itself nicely in Sport mode. I can drive it very efficiently or push the throttle and it responds nicely. I actually find that the shifting patterns to be quicker and smoother in Sport Mode. Auto mode is sloppy. Who knows what it will be like when I get it back this time around. I keep the car in Sport Mode as much as possible so the suspensions isn't raising and lowering needlessly.

I am not a huge fan of parking the car in sport mode and having it raise right back up because it goes into auto mode. I just felt like that could be needless wear and tear on the vehicle. I did find that if you push the start button until the EVIC says Run (but do not start the car) you can switch to Sport mode. Then push the brake pedal to start the car and it stays in Sport mode. This won't work if you use the remote start all the time. It adds about 3 seconds to my morning routine but I like the idea of less wear and tear on the system. It might be stupid and worthless but it makes me feel better.
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Re: Question about Sport mode

Hey Parks 311, you might reconsider your observation on the ECO light indicating that you are driving above your average MPG. Mine will come on if you are driving "light footed" at less than current average MPG. I believe that the calculations for the ECO light are independent of average MPG.
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Re: Question about Sport mode

One quick note to add here; in Sport mode, the traction control is disengeged. This just means you have complete freedom to spin those tires/ lay rubber or whatever floats your boat. The feel will be different as the car is now raw and not being governed by slippage control. Just throwing that piece of info in as it was explained to me at my delivery.
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Re: Question about Sport mode

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One quick note to add here; in Sport mode, the traction control is disengeged. This just means you have complete freedom to spin those tires/ lay rubber or whatever floats your boat. The feel will be different as the car is now raw and not being governed by slippage control. Just throwing that piece of info in as it was explained to me at my delivery.
Well, yes and no. The traction control is never fully disengaged, the mode is know as ESC Partial off. I'm not aware of any way to completely disable the entire ESC/TCS system on the WK2.

Here's what the manual says about SPORT mode:

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The Electronic Stability Control will set to allow more driver control of vehicle while maintaining safe handling controls.
And here's an explanation of the modes.

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The ESC system has two available operating modes in
4WD HIGH range and two-wheel drive vehicles, and one
operating mode in 4WD LOW range.

On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC in 4WD HIGH
range and in two-wheel drive vehicles. Whenever the
vehicle is started or the transfer case (if equipped) is
shifted from 4WD LOW range or NEUTRAL back to
4WD HIGH range, the ESC system will be in this “On”
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. ESC should only be turned to “Partial Off”
mode for specific reasons as noted below.

Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
OFF” switch. When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS
portion of ESC, except for the BLD feature described in
the TCS section, has been disabled and the “ESC Off
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stability
features of ESC function normally. This mode is intended
to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand, or gravel
conditions and more wheel spin than ESC would normally
allow is required to gain traction. To turn ESC on
again, momentarily press the “ESC OFF” switch. This
will restore the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
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