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View Poll Results: Do you use the ECO-PRO Mode?
Yes, I tried it once or twice. 14 19.72%
Yes, I use it once in a while. 20 28.17%
Yes, I use it often. 28 39.44%
No, never. 9 12.68%
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      07-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #23
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I prefer sport mode but I use Eco pro all the time. Might as well save the gas so I don't feel guilty when I do get on it.
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      07-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #24
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I use it quite often, sometimes just to turn down the power of the AC because it gets too cold in other modes!
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I can only base my opinion on the test drive I took. I'll hold my hands up and confess that I did use the Eco Pro to see what the fuss was about.

Around town it was rubbish, really seemed to struggle to get going so it soon got switched off. On the twisty country roads though around where I live it seemed to be ok. On the motorway it was great for cruising but only if you're happy to trundle along with no hurry to be anywhere. On the bright side though it's just a flick of a switch and the engine is noticeably different and you can certainly exploit a gap if one shows up.

Overall, it's a useful feature. It's like anything, it has its place and there are times when you just aren't in a hurry and just want to enjoy journey. For those other times, you still know there are a lot of extra horses straining at the bit and it's a good feeling when you let them have their head
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I know it's not fun, but in heavy traffic or residential areas where I drive under 25 it's my go to. Don't need the throttle response so I might as well save fuel.
Love it in traffic. I think its where the feature is most usefull, I forgot to mention that as well.
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I use it on the highway, it doesn't gain much out in town.
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      07-12-2012, 07:41 PM   #27
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      07-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #28
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I use it daily on the freeway trip between my neighborhood and downtown where I work.

I also use it on all long highway trips between cities (vacation etc.).
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Perhaps just in my mind, but I could swear the subwoofers in my HK system decreased in power when go to ECO... Anyone know?
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All the time, keeps me from getting in trouble with the cops
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I use it on the highway when there is lots of traffic. I'm not getting anywhere fast so I might was well relax and enjoy a smooth ride.
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