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Old 05-14-2009, 07:58 AM   #1
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Auto Users, use the M mode and not paddles!!

I finally read the manual why the DIC says S when in M mode before I pushed a paddle. It keeps the car in a sportier mode with shifts. Basically keeps the car in the 2500 and above power range if getting on the gas. I did drive the car lite footed in that mode and got 23MPG around town and 16MPG when goofing off and normal driving in that mode.

Car is alot more peepy in the sport shift mode.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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Found that out without even trying while test driving 1178. Then again, when I forgot to shift the car also yelled at me and flashed *Speed exceeded for gear selection* on the DIC

Salesman and myself kinda lol'd at it thinking at first that it was referring to the speed limit on the highway before actually reading the rest of the message. What.. I was concentrating on driving..
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:42 AM   #3
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Scoot, in the "S" mode were you able to burn em?
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:49 AM   #4
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Did not try.

But I did get an e-mail from Cherly about it.

Basically said the car is designed to hook up. Alot of the sticks you see doing burn outs are having to hit 4K and dropping the clutch to do it. So she said I can break them loose by litely holding the brake and stomping on it or buy cheaper tires to do it.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:57 AM   #5
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Good to know. I know I will want to do it at least once. If I can find a rental car I will do it there, but if not I will feel the need to shave some tire life from my car.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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I finally read the manual why the DIC says S when in M mode before I pushed a paddle. It keeps the car in a sportier mode with shifts. Basically keeps the car in the 2500 and above power range if getting on the gas. I did drive the car lite footed in that mode and got 23MPG around town and 16MPG when goofing off and normal driving in that mode.

Car is alot more peepy in the sport shift mode.
Too true Scott...

the automated sport mode was programmed to be perfect. It takes some time to perfect the proper shift points with the paddles.

Its the same way with my current car, that sport mode is a LOT more crisper with the top end shifts. Only down side is the downshifts on mine are lagged.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:54 AM   #7
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Just to make sure I'm reading this right - if I put the shifter in "M" but don't use the paddles, the Camaro still shifts on its own but with sportier settings than usual?
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:13 AM   #8
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Just to make sure I'm reading this right - if I put the shifter in "M" but don't use the paddles, the Camaro still shifts on its own but with sportier settings than usual?
YES, that is correct.
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This has been discussed many times in transmission threads, but the word doesn't seem to be getting out. Good idea posting it as an appropriately titled thread.

Question: Does it start in 1st when in that mode?
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:33 AM   #10
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doesnt sport mode down shift aggressively under hard braking?
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Question. So putting it in "M" position puts it in sport mode. Then pulling a paddle puts it in manual mode. How would you put it back into sport mode from manual?
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:41 AM   #12
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What.. I was concentrating on driving..
I know EXACTLY what you are talking about lol

NOT once did I look at the speed-o-meter when I drove it...I was having too much fun "not" imagining I was driving the Camaro

I tend to do that alot when I drive any other car...wife has caught me a couple times lol
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:45 AM   #13
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Can't you just turn all that crap off?
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Question. So putting it in "M" position puts it in sport mode. Then pulling a paddle puts it in manual mode. How would you put it back into sport mode from manual?
Probably have to put it back in 'D' for a moment then 'M' again.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:57 AM   #15
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Probably have to put it back in 'D' for a moment then 'M' again.
JOO are correct. It can be done on the fly too, D to M, no gumming trannies but you have to click the button; no slap shift.

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doesnt sport mode down shift aggressively under hard braking?
Not sure, didn't remember it doing that when I came up on the rest of the traffic on 131.
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Hey Scott, does it show you what gear the car is in when you are in sport mode?

On the G8 it does it's kind of fun to see how the car shifts at different speeds. Doing around 65 if you punch it, it will drop down into 2nd and throw your head back. LOL You should definitely be able to do a little burnout with it in sport mode.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:41 AM   #17
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Is this in the V6 as well?
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:53 AM   #18
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Is this in the V6 as well?
Yes, test drove one and it works the same way.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:16 PM   #19
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Awesome! Can't wait to try this out...assuming my car ever gets built...:-P
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Not sure, didn't remember it doing that when I came up on the rest of the traffic on 131.[/QUOTE]



Okay. i rea it in a review, but wasnt sure if it got to production
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