Driving Modes

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Fred99
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Re: Driving Modes

Post by Fred99 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:26 pm

The only time I ever have used ECO is on a run down from Granada to the coast. 4500 ft drop on a perfect, uncrowded motorway. I managed about 30 miles with the engine ticking over. A very strange feeling, and yes not totally under control as ACC doesn’t work. The mpg was ridiculous!

I understand that the latest 48v semi hybrids can actually turn the engine off. Apart from that I would never use ECO mode. It doesn’t seem to make much difference to economy compared to sensible economy driving and makes the car horrible to drive. They should rename it Granny Mode.

I am surprised that DSG drivers here never mention the steering wheel paddles. I use them all the time rather than relying on kick down. I have fitted some extensions from eBay and they do make it much easier to use the paddles which as fitted are a bit small. I often use them for up changes when the DSG is reluctant to change up, especially on a slight downhill slope.

They are worth experimenting with. You might be surprised!
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vectra
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Location: Ireland

Re: Driving Modes

Post by vectra » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 pm

Out of curiosity
What was the ridiculous mpg?? :lol:


Fred99
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Re: Driving Modes

Post by Fred99 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 pm

About 140 mpg if I remember correctly.
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vectra
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Re: Driving Modes

Post by vectra » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:22 pm

Fred99 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 pm
About 140 mpg if I remember correctly.
:o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Jettabout
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Location: Bonny West o' Scotland

Re: Driving Modes

Post by Jettabout » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:31 am

Only noticed the difference between ECO and Sport and it's a big difference on the 2L Tdi manual, the N mode seems a bit like the ECO.

Dave.
Dave.
2019 Ateca SE Tech 2.0ltr Tdi, Rodium grey, now with spare wheel...


Mr-M
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Location: Cheshire

Re: Driving Modes

Post by Mr-M » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 am

I've not noticed any difference in performance or fuel economy between Normal and Eco in my 2.0tdi dsg.
Steve
Ateca 2.0Tdi DSG Xcellence Lux Rhodium Grey


Flakmunky
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Re: Driving Modes

Post by Flakmunky » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:39 pm

Mr-M wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 am
I've not noticed any difference in performance or fuel economy between Normal and Eco in my 2.0tdi dsg.
I concur; not much difference at all. So forget about Eco and keep it in Normal. It's a much better experience.
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Max2090
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Re: Driving Modes

Post by Max2090 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:59 pm

I have a diesel manual and sport is great for country lanes or quick getaways after being stuck in contraflow for hours on the M6.
Eco mode...forget it...I can walk faster!
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mysti77
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Re: Driving Modes

Post by mysti77 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 pm

I use Sport whenever I need to go from a complete stop to merging into fast moving traffic. On eco or normal I feel that the car may not take off quickly enough.

Can someone explain kickback and paddles please?
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