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Old 01-31-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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2012 LS doesnt have SPORT MODE!?!?!

Yeah, so after trying all the things listed on the internet about how to activate sport mode, and nothing working I went to the dealership to find out the reasons.

The guy in the service department was just as surprised as me to find out that the 2012 LS A6 does NOT have a sport mode, OR a manual shift mode.

The "M" selection on the shifter just allows you to set the maximum gear range. ie, your going downhill and dont want the engine to shift past 4th gear.

Not only that, the 2012 LS has a 2.92 rear end.

Ive been all over these forums, and I had never heard of this, sorta disapointed, because i heard that sport mode was pretty fun:(
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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Don't worry about it. Sport mode is fun for the first week of having your car. After that, you never touch it. The car does the 1/4 faster in D than M anyway.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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That sucks ....it is a lotta fun, though
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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Don't worry about it. Sport mode is fun for the first week of having your car. After that, you never touch it. The car does the 1/4 faster in D than M anyway.
The LT and SS shift much more aggressively in Sport Mode than D (not tap shifting, shifting automatically in sport mode.) It's disappointing that this isn't on the LS, but you can have a Trifecta tune to adjust your shift points in D.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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The LT and SS shift much more aggressively in Sport Mode than D (not tap shifting, shifting automatically in sport mode.) It's disappointing that this isn't on the LS, but you can have a Trifecta tune to adjust your shift points in D.
I'm completely aware what it does, I've had it for over 2 years.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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I'm completely aware what it does, I've had it for over 2 years.
sorry, it was not my intention to sound confrontational.

Sport mode has stayed fun for my father and I on his SS auto, but everyone's preference is difference.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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That's something that is reason to add packages at the dealer.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:17 PM   #8
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If you could live without HUD, I'd seriously try to find a used 2010. In my opinion, everything except HUD has made the car worse in the later model years.

You'd save a boatload and could probably get a pretty nicely modded 2010 RS that's been very well cared for.
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Don't worry about it. Sport mode is fun for the first week of having your car. After that, you never touch it. The car does the 1/4 faster in D than M anyway.
Had mine since August of 2009...I still use and enjoy sport mode/manual mode.

If you don't seem to think its all that great, I'm fine with that, but I have to say I feel bad for the OP because it is fun.

Running hard in sport mode and the tranny automatically holding the rpms at 4 or 5K RPM until it knows your no longer driving "sporty" is cool, and instantly throwing yourself back in the seat in 1st - 3rd gear without having to wait for a downshift is also fun.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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Not only that, the 2012 LS has a 2.92 rear end.
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I guess GM assumes that if you are buying a base model automatic, then you don't care as much about fun and performance. If you opted for the 1LS with the manual trans instead of the 2LS with auto, then you'd still have the 3.27 gears and a lot of fun. Too bad the jump to a 1LT auto is nearly 2k over the 2LS.

Guess it's a case of knowing what you are buying at each trim level...:(
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:39 PM   #11
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I guess GM assumes that if you are buying a base model automatic, then you don't care as much about fun and performance. If you opted for the 1LS with the manual trans instead of the 2LS with auto, then you'd still have the 3.27 gears and a lot of fun. Too bad the jump to a 1LT auto is nearly 2k over the 2LS.

Guess it's a case of knowing what you are buying at each trim level...:(

Yeah, I mean who buys a Camaro and cares about fun and performance? not me
They should have mentioned something about the fact that "trim" level is no longer just about looks, and non performance parts.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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Don't worry about it. Sport mode is fun for the first week of having your car. After that, you never touch it. The car does the 1/4 faster in D than M anyway.
Don't think so, tried both. M works great in the 1/4.
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Hasn't trim level always made a difference in parts like this or gear ratios?




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Old 01-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #14
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wow I use mine almost 100 percent, the only reason is to do that is to try and make everyone upgrade packages. The salesman failed in a big way by not mentioning it, IMO it is a big change to remove that from the LS package and should be explained to the customer.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:18 PM   #15
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i have it on my 2011 LS. sorry
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Same here my LS has sport mode, ect. I have a 2011 Synergy Green V6 A6. Is this something new with the 2012 Model? BTW, I think my gear ratio is different.. maybe not I would have to look at window sticker.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:52 PM   #17
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Same here my LS has sport mode, ect. I have a 2011 Synergy Green V6 A6. Is this something new with the 2012 Model? BTW, I think my gear ratio is different.. maybe not I would have to look at window sticker.

Yeah, the Rep at Chevy looked it up. 2012 is the fisrt year for this difference.

Its probably so they can still post 30 mpg with the more powerful engine.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:58 PM   #18
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Glad i bought a 2011 ls and didnt wait a year that would have sucked. I got sport mode and all the goodies on my ls
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #19
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I don't think this has anything to do with MPG they do those tests in D anyway I am fairly sure. This is ALL about $$$$ in my opinion. They probably sold too many LS's last year because performance wise it was the same car with the exception of the boat anchor rims.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #20
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I drive in sport more with the nannies off 100% of the time. The only time the nannies are on is in the rain but im still driving in sport more.

I would really be bumed without sport mode!
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #21
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I don't think this has anything to do with MPG they do those tests in D anyway I am fairly sure. This is ALL about $$$$ in my opinion. They probably sold too many LS's last year because performance wise it was the same car with the exception of the boat anchor rims.
Dang, so maybe my boat anchors are causing me to get this bad MPG ...Damn you good looks
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #22
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Dang, so maybe my boat anchors are causing me to get this bad MPG ...Damn you good looks
you have the 1LT so you have the lighter rims, those heritage rims are a beast though. They don't look bad just are heavy
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #23
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My 2012 Ls has sport mode it's called a 6speed! Ha sorry to hear that your ls isn't fun.
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I drive in sport more with the nannies off 100% of the time. The only time the nannies are on is in the rain but im still driving in sport more.

I would really be bumed without sport mode!
Thats the only thing I dont do. Maybe I should turn off the nannies. I think I will wait for may or june to do that. When I drive in sport mode it really makes a difference. I sware as soon as the car hits 40 its in 5th or even 6th gear. Give it some gas and wait for it to go. I mean it still moves just not as quick as 3rd gear. Seems to me this car / engine likes 3rd alot.
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Don't worry about it. Sport mode is fun for the first week of having your car. After that, you never touch it. The car does the 1/4 faster in D than M anyway.

Wrong, for me. I ALWAYS drive in S. It is very much more responsive. And I do better on the drag strip in S not D or M.
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