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      07-10-2011, 02:23 AM   #1
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Ds mode

Hey guys do anyone could let me know the correct way to use this ds manual mode huh

Should I better swith to ds mode when stop the car not while driving ?
When change the gear should reduce speed or normal drive ignore it?
Should I turn the gear up as soon to 5th or 6th gear for better fuel comsuption?

Thanks for help !
I am current 5000km 18i with fuel comsumption 14.4l /100km trying now with ds mode for better fuel consumption
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      07-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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D/S is ''drive sport'' so forget fuel consuption...
you can change from D mode to D/S mode-manual and D/S to D while you drive !!!
and when you change gear you don't reduce speed and you can have the throttle down to the floor
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      07-11-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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Hi Cyee, DS mode is still auto but is performance-oriented so you won't save fuel. To use Manual mode from take off, put it in DS Mode, then pull lever toward you - display will change from DS to M2 - you're now in Manual 2nd gear and you're now free to change gears yourself. Remember to push forward to change down, pull back to change up. Also note Manual will automatically downshift for you when revs fall below 1000rpm. Try it out for a day.

And yes, to save fuel it's best to change to 6th as soon as possible - on a level road this can be done at 65km/h.
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      07-13-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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and no you dont need to slow down to change gear, just change on the fly
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