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Old 04-18-2013, 08:29 PM
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Who has tried Eco Pro mode?

I've been playing with the Dynamic Drive settings for past couple of months, and while I prefer Comfort and Sport modes, I was sitting in heavy freeway traffic yesterday and decided to try out the Eco Pro setting to see if I could save some mpg's. I enabled it along with the Auto Hold feature and slowly made my way through an hour long commute. While I couldn't see using this mode everyday given the sluggish response, I was pleasantly surprised that the gauge showed 5 miles extra range using Eco Pro. Not bad for a 30 mile drive in heavy traffic where I really couldn't go much faster than 30 mph anyways. For heavy traffic or for just running up the street to the store, it's kind of fun to pretend that I'm saving fuel....helps make up for those Sport and Sport+ drives that seem to be more frequent
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:08 PM
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I've used it, with my car being coded for the stop-start to remember, going into EcoPro automatically turns it back on regardless if its coded apparently.

I find its better when freeway cruising. It dulls throttle response, and seems to push you to drive slower I only use it when cruise control is on. Rarely use it because it resets my stop-start to on.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:18 PM
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I've coded mine as well. The ASS can be coded to always off or remember last setting, so you're right it's a pain to have to disable it again after using Eco Pro. Since I don't use Eco Pro much, it's not too big of a deal to disable it. On a side note, I can't get over the amount of computer code that is used in the 7. Wonder what will happen when it's out of warranty
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:24 AM
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I've coded mine as well. The ASS can be coded to always off or remember last setting, so you're right it's a pain to have to disable it again after using Eco Pro. Since I don't use Eco Pro much, it's not too big of a deal to disable it. On a side note, I can't get over the amount of computer code that is used in the 7. Wonder what will happen when it's out of warranty
I wouldn't worry about it too much, yea its a little complex, think about your computer(s) at home. I have a MacPro and a Dell XPS on nearly 24/7 humming away, with no mechanical issues. Our cars dont run that amount of time and at least they can get some cool air, where my computers tend to suck up my pets' hair

Back to your topic, its a nice addition to the have the option for long journeys or stop & go traffic, or in my case - reigning my reckless side in (I tend to drive in Comfort or Comfort +). Those little ricers with lawnmower exhausts at stoplights are just begging for it... resist Chris... I miss my SRT8 sometimes
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:58 AM
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I do not have it on my 7 but have had it in my rentals.. The one thing I do not like is the fact that once the car shuts down, the air is not as cold. I do however like that it makes me more aware of my usage and then it becomes a game to see how economical you can actually drive your car. I was constantly trying to improve my mileage. I think from personal use, it is better to have a visual aide when you are trying to get better mileage. Seeing that your over accelerating, and etc makes you more mindful. After so long though, you really want to hammer it to know the power is still there
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:46 AM
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Sorry the OT, but it's so hilarious to follow the discussion with you guys with big petrol engines. It's not even hard to get 40 mls/gallon consumption with a diesel-F01 . Couldn't care less of a start-and-stop hassle...
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:29 PM
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Couldn't care less of a start-and-stop hassle...
But there's something else those in the US couldn't care less about - the cost of gas .
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:41 PM
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So true, and don't forget that the prices for Diesel fuel in the US are much higher than regular fuel, so having efficient diesels here is less of an issue for most Americans. We are definitely spoiled, though.
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Saving fuel in the USA is like losing weight - a theoretical hobby.
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