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: Sports Drive or Non-Sports Drive

02-04-2005, 10:25 AM
Question for all X3 Steptronic owners.

Do you drive the car most often in sport mode or non-sportmode.

I tend to stick it in sport most of the time because of the feel and fun factor.

02-04-2005, 10:43 AM
Sport for me... regular for my wife. She thinks she gets better gas mileage that way. And she probably does because she drives it easier than I do :D

02-04-2005, 11:05 AM

Sports for me and regular for my wife.

02-07-2005, 04:14 PM
I drove it in auto until the 1200mi break in period was done, but now always in Sport. I think I know better than a computer when to shift, since I'm the one looking at the traffic, road conditions, etc. I frequently don't shift until 4000.

I noted right away that the shifts are a LOT faster with the X3 than with the Steptronic in my wife's '00 528i. Still not quite as fast as in a Z4, but pretty close.

02-08-2005, 11:25 AM
The computer probably knows when to shift better than I do. :dunno: