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Old 04-25-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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I bought a SRX about 2 months ago. It has sports mode and automatic mode. I have been using auto mode(park, neutral, drive etc). I haven't made it to the dealership for them to show me. Can anyone explain how to actually use and drive in sports mode. Is it like driving a manual? I couldn't find it in the owners manual.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Asheville, Nc
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I bought a SRX about 2 months ago. It has sports mode and automatic mode. I have been using auto mode(park, neutral, drive etc). I haven't made it to the dealership for them to show me. Can anyone explain how to actually use and drive in sports mode. Is it like driving a manual? I couldn't find it in the owners manual.

SRX?
Who makes your car?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Cadillac....right?

"Sport" mode in many cars causes the transmission to behave differently: the transmission will shift at higher rpm than normal which can cause the car to feel sportier. "Sport" mode can also stiffen up the suspension, causing a firmer ride and better handling. I have no idea what Sport mode does in your SRX. It doesn't mean you need to drive differently. It is more about how you want the car to feel when you drive.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Cadillac....right?

"Sport" mode in many cars causes the transmission to behave differently: the transmission will shift at higher rpm than normal which can cause the car to feel sportier. "Sport" mode can also stiffen up the suspension, causing a firmer ride and better handling. I have no idea what Sport mode does in your SRX. It doesn't mean you need to drive differently. It is more about how you want the car to feel when you drive.
It's a Cadilliac. I get it. Thanks for explaining. That makes sense.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Penfield, NY
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Cadillac....right?

"Sport" mode in many cars causes the transmission to behave differently: the transmission will shift at higher rpm than normal which can cause the car to feel sportier. "Sport" mode can also stiffen up the suspension, causing a firmer ride and better handling. I have no idea what Sport mode does in your SRX. It doesn't mean you need to drive differently. It is more about how you want the car to feel when you drive.
This is the one in the SRX. All you do is shift the lever to the right on "D", like most cars have.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Wouldn't this be explained in the owners manual? Use the index to locate "sport mode" or transmission.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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This is the one in the SRX. All you do is shift the lever to the right on "D", like most cars have.
It's the first time I've had it. So you don't have to shift anything? I already know its to my left when facing forward to the steering wheel.
The feature is it the manual but not how to use it. It explains the advance technology stuff.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Don't have an SRX but with all the "sport mode" car I've encounter, this mode gives you the ability to hold the gear until you shift with the lever (usually marked + and -). This comes in handy when you are entering a freeway and merging into traffic. In most cars, it will go from 1st to 2nd gear automatically even if you have it in this mode. After first gear, you are on your own in shifting.

The stiffer suspension and handling is also true with a lot of the cars under this mode.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Center Township (Pittsburgh), PA
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My G8 GT has Drive, Sport and Manual

Sport is activated by Sliding to the right while in D... This holds gears out longer and is quicker to downshift based on throttle input. Once I tap it up or down it switches to full manual up/down mode.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: St. Ann, MO
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I agree with most. In my VW you have Drive, "Manual", and Sport. Sport is just an indention similar to drive, which will mimic how you'd try to shift if you were driving in a more aggressive form...I can put the car in "manual" mode, but it's a pretty limited version of manual shifting, the car will automatically downshift, and will still perform upshifts once it reaches redline. But you can control the gears to a slightly greater extent, as long as minimum speeds are met to guarantee the RPM's do not drop below idle speed.

If I'm trying to act all sporty like, I typically put it in sport mode, simply because it'll do much the same job as me pushing and pulling on the tiptronic shifter, plus I won't forget to put it back in either drive, or upshift after getting off the highway and forgetting that it's in manual...Very akward when you start backing off the gas, and feel enormous engine braking...it's normally followed by "oops, forgot".
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