Quick poll on how often you use "Sport Mode" in your Elantra?
How about Shiftronic?
How about Shiftronic?
You have it. Notice that next to the "P" by the shifter there is a little "+" and "-". While you are driving, move the shift lever to the left. In your display you will see the number of the gear you are in. Pulling it toward you will downshift, pushing it toward the front of the vehicle will upshift.As for manual shift, I don't think my 18 VE has that functionality. I probably wouldn't use it much if I did have it.
Same with me... the Sport mode is a little too insane for me. Not really a whole lot more power, but the RPM screaming doesn't do anything for me. Normal works fine for overtaking, or just switching manually in Shiftronic. 99.9% of the time, I'm in Smart mode and completely happy.Never. I find the revs and shift points of SPORT (and ECO) mode annoying.
I find it interesting that you feel the AC is more effective with revs. These cars use a variable compression AC compressor, dependent on load, ambient outside and interior temperature, and sunlight sensor on dash.In stop-and-go traffic, hot weather 90+F and the AC cranking.
That's when I use Sport mode, for two reasons.
I can feel when the knock sensor kicks in and the engine gets sluggish.
Sport mode keeps the revs up, which makes the AC more effective.
it's a transmission control, primarily. Sport mode delays upshifts when accelerating, which causes the engine to rev higher. Eco mode upshifts sooner, which causes the engine to rev lower. That's why manual transmission vehicles don't have it--because YOU are controlling the transmission, so you can create your own sport mode.I am almost sorry to introduce a different direction in this post. I'm wondering if this might be the key to the awful manual transmission engine/clutch response that us stick-shifters know all too well about. You have to be awesome (like me) with a stick to get a nice smooth take off. I am curious, I have no drive mode selectability, no eco, normal or sport, yet the function is available in the automatics. Is the mode an engine control or transmission control or perhaps both? If it is an engine control, I am inclined to believe that manual transmission versions were stuck with ONE mode at the factory, possibly "eco", the crappiest mode for stick shifts and the source of our frustrations and no buttons to change the mode. We are given life sentences, slaves to the grind, UNLESS......there is a wire harness somewhere that would have connected to your mode selector switch had it been an automatic...hmmm. I think I am going to have to pull some panels. Perhaps all we need would be a switch or button that you automatic boys use, plug and play into my car and try out the different modes and see if one works better with stick shifts.