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post #11 of 17 Old 11-24-2014, 10:02 AM
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Right. I built my 2.0 (I tow, needed the 3000# limit) with CCD.
Lots of fun changing modes.
Interstate expansion strips don't hammer with Comfort setting.
When the road twists with slower turns (and wife not aboard), it is fun to punch up Sport.
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Does Sport mode affect gas mileage ?????
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desgnr: Yes, it runs the gears at a higher rpm. Same as in my Jeep. Also view some previous reply's.

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I have found that manually shifting an automatic is pretty useless, but if it amuses you, no harm.
I fully agree: In today's vehicles the C/C'd Trans knows best.

Years ago we would place the auto or manual Trans in second gear to start out on snow and ice covered roads with less slippage than using first gear. Depending on speed we would remain in second gear or back down from third gear to second to first gear and use the engine rpm's to help stop the vehicle in pre ABS days as needed. You could still back the gears down today and I have had to a few times, just not really needed much with ABS assist in today's vehicles.

Also a correct low gear is used when descending steep grades, to use the engines rpm's to assist with Braking so as not to over heat the Pads and Rotors. That is where the MKC's Paddle Shifters are needed today. One should be very familiar and comfortable with their Paddle Shifters well in advance of that need.

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Agreed LINC. I would add that we really could use a more crisp, right-now shift when we pull the paddles. We do this in sport mode, and there is no need for the mushy shifting. When I am on a curvy 35-55 mph squiggly road with grade changes and other fun features, it would be really nice to have the C feel a little more playful........
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When in "Sport" mode, if I use the paddles the programming assumes a permanent override where all shifting is manual. Aside from pressing the "S" button again, does anyone know of another means of resuming the auto-shift mode?
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I don't know about you guys, but I hate that the paddles are not stationary....You're into a turn, left/right...it doesn't matter, if your in "Sport" and you're coming out of a stop (first gear defaults and engages).....rpm's come on pretty quick,while you try and find the paddles that are revolving around and upshift...not impressed,high end paddle shifters are ALWAYS stationary to the steering column, you want to "blip" upshifts,you always KNOW where they are!

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I like having the paddle shifters. This is my second car to have them. But their use to me is really limited to passing situations. In normal situations that I need more speed and control, I just flick it into S mode and leave it. My last two cars were manuals so I'm happy to have an automatic again.

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