Originally Posted by hotspur
Everyone should get the flash, but putting it into Sport for the 5 seconds needed to merge onto the highway or whatever isn't going to be a big hit on MPG.
I never the need to drop it in Sport. On ramps, passing whatever.
Eco can waste all the gas you want.
Eco really only is eco if you drive very conservatively.
If you step on it, it will accelerate just as fast.
It just won't go into 8th when crusing. It will downshift more agressively when slowing down.
It will upshift slower from standstill, if your going easy.
But if you punch it from a stand still it wouldn't be much different.
Maybe it downshifts a millisecond quicker on ramp in sport mode.
But that downshifting in eco is quicker than I can hit the shifter into sport.
I could care less about, paddle shifters, non-eco or sport mode for any driving situation.
It shifts absolutely perfect in eco. If you need to accelerate just hit the gas.
If you feel you have to go in sport just to merge into traffic.
Either your jeep is not fixed or you can't break the habit once it was fixed. It's totally unnecessary now.
Only case I can think of is your driving like a mad man weaving through traffic slamming on breaks and accelerating and you want the extra automatic decelleration with sport mode.