1. MasterCylinder

    MasterCylinder Well-Known Member

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    I get better MPG in sport vs normal...
     
  2. ForYourOwnGood

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    Some of us have driven cars before 2017 that don't have 73 layers of computer control I guess and don't rely on electronic nannies to do the job our brains should be doing.

    Lane departure, blind spot monitoring, automatic parallel parking, radar guided cruise control, automatic braking, all of this serves to make people more confident while being distracted and expecting technology to fill the empty space between their ears.
     
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    I was one of them. I have track mode every day for normal street driving, it's first thing I do after starting the engine. I don't know what an expert driver is, I wouldn't consider myself one but I have decent grasp of where this car's limits are having spun quite a few times (not on street obviously). Been driving three years in rain / snow / whatever and didn't even come close to loosing control. Enough to convince you that I not a threat to everyone around me ?

    And second to comment above - my first three cars had absolutely zero nannies, first two did not even have an ABS.
     
  4. x_man586

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    Is the sport mode on a base gt the same as the one for the premium? I have to hit the mode button twice and it goes in sport mode.
     
  5. kz

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    No. It only affects stability control in Base from what I remember. In Premium it has different throttle map as well.
     
  6. ChitownStang

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    I used to drive in track mode all the time but for the last year it’s been a double click into sport mode every time I start her up. I think it feels faster than track mode, and if you hold the TC lever up and turn of all the nannies in sport mode that’s the most fun way to drive this car imo. This is with Steeda tune
     
  7. WildHorse

    WildHorse N/A or GO HOME

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    Ha hardly. If you rely on Advancetrac/traction control stick to a prius.
    :cheers:
     
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    I drive in Sport mode as soon as the car is warmed up. My car feels like a pig in Normal mode, extreme difference.
     
  9. Endokendal

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    With my auto 15 I didn’t use sport mode much because I hated the fake sounding rev matching downshifts that make you sound like a douche. With my new manual 18, I absolutely love sport mode and will be driving in it ALL THE TIME.
     
  10. texasboy21

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    Rely on them? No. Do I think they are useful and make the roadways safer for everyone while we all commute to work? Yes. :cheers:
     
  11. Rocketman

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    I find rev-matching is much easier in sport mode.
     
  12. Bluemustang

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    I use Sport mode all the time in my A6 car. I like being able to choose the gears myself.
     
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    I've got an SCT X4 and trying to figure out what combination of gear Drive or Sport and which mode will work best for street tire launches at the track and street. SCT is tuned for 93. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  14. G_Money_FL

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    I had a '15, now an '18. Both Premium - PP - manuals. I have noticed that the throttle mapping difference between normal and sport was extremely noticeable on the '15, not so much on the '18. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    Been there, Done that 9A35E0CE-BF6A-444D-A475-6A9330B841B8.jpeg
     
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    Stock it was fairly noticeable, but after some of the mods I've done the gap got even wider. The car feels slow as hell in Normal mode, even verified by several passengers and other drivers. Sport/Track feels like a rocket. I don't even bother accelerating in Normal mode lol.
     
  17. tranceporter

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    Normal really does feel like the car is being held back a lot. All of it previous cars had great throttle response and normal just feels sluggish in comparison. I drive in sport mode all the time and I wish you could keep the car set that way.
     
  18. Kinjirra

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    Normal mode in wet weather/highway cruising.

    Track mode for street. In sport mode I get jerky throttle response so I don't care for it.
     
  19. Bald Menace

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    in my 18 the difference between Normal and Sport is night and day different. feels like a different car to me.
     
  20. Kansas GT

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    Agreed. It's a night and day difference between the two modes. I drive in Normal most of the time during my commutes, but Sport is a blast when I get some surface streets to myself.
     
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