AznPrydeRegalRyde said:I can't remember who wrote this, that they do this normally. MAybe Akasas?, I didn't notice just then, glancing through the thread about the S button. Anyhow, someone mentioned that, in traffic, they start out in winter mode for higher mpg. It makes sense, you start in 3rd gear. But you also bog down.
I tried this out over 2 days, and found on average, about 2 mpg better in the city. It was a very rudimentary test tho.
I think this is worth checking out, as better mpg is more money in our pockets, or more races without fear of no money in our pockets.
Anybody wanna try this out with me?
I've done this and only casually assumed that it would work for better MPG. Personally I don't find that 3rd gear is unreasonably slow or bogged down at all under normal drving situations and if one is really worried about gas mileage winter mode should help as starting in 3rd gear reduces R.P.Ms and reduces the ETC sensitivity.
Theoretically it may work, but I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to help you out since I honestly don't think I could go an entire week with that little torque on tap lol
Perhaps this winter when we get a nice blizzard i'll "need" to keep it on anyway and we'll see what happens lol.