Has anyone noticed?

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MalcolmT
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by MalcolmT » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:57 pm

I have the 180D, and am an OAP.
I tried ECO mode once.
That was enough


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bob_mcn
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by bob_mcn » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:28 pm

whats ECO mode? :?:

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Pete McK
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by Pete McK » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:20 am

I've found Normal and Dynamic a bit too sensitive on the throttle when trying to balance a nice long drift.
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by rich_959 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:02 am

Pete, is that true? I enjoy messing about in a rear wheel drive car but I am being careful while still getting used to this one. With a few dabbles of traction control off, it really does seem very sensitive on the throttle for balancing little slides. Does it still respond to a bootfull of throttle in Eco mode? I'll have to try.

My old XK was so easy to slide and drift, but I put that down to the rock hard tyres it had on the rear when I bought it.

I suppose really I should just grow up!
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MalcolmT
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by MalcolmT » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:25 pm

I haven't managed to make my 180D drift.
The road-holding is superb.
Even twisty roads.
Just drop down a cog on the paddle, and GENTLE power.
Goes round corners as if on rails.
And yes, I did learn drifting
I got taught to steer on the throttle round motorway semicircles at junctions.


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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by Pete McK » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:47 am

Dynamic mode is a bit of a gimmick to be honest. 100% throttle at 30% travel? Same as Sport mode in my Panda 100hp.
Eco still gives you full power at full throttle but a lot more control and allows you to balance it.
On a clean dry road it would take ludicrous speeds in the XE to slide it around but on greasy, wet, wintry roads it’s possible. I wouldn’t really recommend it though and I can’t say I do it often!
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by PhilB » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:01 am

Pete McK wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:47 am
Dynamic mode is a bit of a gimmick to be honest. 100% throttle at 30% travel? Same as Sport mode in my Panda 100hp.
Enough of this Eco nonsense!!!
I have had a couple of 180D loaners in my time.
In "Normal" mode I was getting beeped at by little old ladies in Nissan Micras as it was so slow, especially off the line.
Had to put it in dynamic to get any go out of it.
:lol: :lol:

I was doing some tests a couple of years ago to settle an argument about when you could use paddles. sport on the box and various combos of drive settings.
If you want to see how slow an XE can be try Eco and snow and ice mode on a dry road.................... :shock:
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by Mike Rometer » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:26 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Is this THREAD drifting we're talking here!

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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by 147daytona » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:37 am

I drive my 240 petrol in normal mode most of the time, sometimes in Drive and sometimes Sport, and I find the throttle response to be just how I like it, but I have driven several XE and XF diesels and have found I need to have it in Dynamic to get the same throttle response.
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Post by Vespa » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:23 am

Phil must have been up against the Micra GT super deluxe RS with the 6 litre Chevrolet engine in when the silver lady burnt him off. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Having said that tongue in cheek, I recall many years back sitting at a set of lights in my MG when an Austin A35 pulled up next to me. I gave it a cursory glance and saw wide wheels. Ah Ha! I thought, i'll give him a run for his money. The lights changed and the A35 shot off like a dragster, leaving me for dust. When I caught up with it at the next lights the driver looked as if he was sitting almost in the back seat and there was a big dome extending back from the front bulkhead. I assume this must have been the engine, probably from a Jag or something. :lol: :lol:
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