Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Chandler, Arizona
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Favorite IDS Mode?
I've had my new TLX for 2 months know, and have been experimenting with the different IDS modes to see what I like best driving the Phoenix area. I've trying to account for different pros/cons of each mode, including gas mileage, responsiveness, and smoothness of the transmission operation.
I keep thinking that I'll eventually settle in on a mode that I like as my primary mode, but ironically, that hasn't happened yet!
- When I get on the freeway, I normally go into cruise "Econ" mode
- When I'm feeling a little more aggressive, I go into "Sport+" mode, but usually only coming off of a traffic light. Then once I've reached cruising speed, I'll switch to a less aggressive mode. (And I do agree with the others - using the "brake hold" feature for the adrenaline rush in Sport+ mode off of a traffic light is quite fun).
- When running errands around town, I find "Sport" mode works quite nice, but again, only when I'm slightly in a more aggressive mode
- And finally, I occasionally switch to "Normal" mode, but ironically, I don't use this mode (yet) as much as the others. Maybe that will change.
So I guess what I'm concluding is I like having all of the different modes because I find my driving situations and moods change all of the time!
Has this been your experience, or do you find that you have settled in on a given mode for your day to day driving?