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So, a complete novice question for you guys.
In the Peugeot 3008 what is the benefit of the sports mode button?
What's good and what's bad about using this option?
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So, a complete novice question for you guys.
In the Peugeot 3008 what is the benefit of the sports mode button?
What's good and what's bad about using this option?
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Supposedly Good
It tightens up the steering.
It lets the engine rev higher before changing up a gear.
It changes the dashboard from blue to red with then a change to the dials.
It makes a sound of a higher reving engine.

Definately Bad
It uses more fuel.
 

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Supposedly Good
It tightens up the steering.
It lets the engine rev higher before changing up a gear.
It changes the dashboard from blue to red with then a change to the dials.
It makes a sound of a higher reving engine.

Definately Bad
It uses more fuel.
Thanks, Beards, I was wondering exactly the same as richjackdan. :thumb:
 

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Thank you Beards
So, does it actually give it a more sporty feel?
When are you likely to use this mode.... Especially if it consumes more fuel?
 

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Thank you Beards
So, does it actually give it a more sporty feel?
When are you likely to use this mode.... Especially if it consumes more fuel?
No. It's useless and just for fun. The steering is heavier, but it's nowhere near sporty. You still lack the correct response from the front tires. And the quicker throttle response makes no sense when you don't have double clutch gearbox. There's still a massive gap from when you floor the pedal to the car starts to move. To complete the madness, the suspension is not stiffer in sport mode. If you want a sporty SUV, you should avoid the french manufacturers.

In other words: sport mode is just a marketing gimmick.
 

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I don't think anyone expects this SUV to become a sports car, but it forgets your diesel-like economy priority and gives you petrol power priority instead.....plus a nice note to boot.:lol:
 

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Works well for times when you know you want to do overtaking.. well in the 1.6 Diesel EAT6 engine :D

However there's nothing in the suspension to make it stiffer at the push of the button. It does make the steering heavier by reducing the power to the power steering. Thus you get some power back in the engine -- but it's not really that much! Also the throttle response is far more aggressive than the normal for the 1.6.

The 1.6D-120 EAT6 has a deadzone in the accelerator.. almost like the car prioritises economy over what the driver is telling it todo. Normal mode works around town and no real need for sports unless you want to burn people off at the traffic lights :D
 

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Definately improves throttle response on my 2.0 diesel but the noise it makes ain't exactly pleasant imo. Wish you could have the improved throttle response without the gimmicky noise maker.
 
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