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I'm a new user to tribeca, so maybe the question's naive.

I should change to sport/manual mode back and forth during driving or when standstill?

I cannot find the answer in the manual book so ask here.

And what are the situations I should transit the tranny to those modes?

Many thanks.
 

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You can switch it on the fly. We usually kick it over when we're on an on ramp, need to pass someone or just want to waste some gas ;)

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taller said:
I'm a new user to tribeca, so maybe the question's naive.

I should change to sport/manual mode back and forth during driving or when standstill?

I cannot find the answer in the manual book so ask here.

And what are the situations I should transit the tranny to those modes?

Many thanks.
During driving i think, to get the feel of a manual transmission, sport mode i like to use around corners and uphill, and passing, and i manual mode i never really use but i would say use it when you want to, maybe around town..or on a highway accelerating?
 

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Magic Marker said:
You can switch it on the fly. We usually kick it over when we're on an on ramp, need to pass someone or just want to waste some gas ;)
I've never used mine in over 2 years. I can still get to 6000 rpm on the on ramp, whats the point?
 

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The only time I've found the sport mode useful is on long hills and when accelerating onto on-ramps...as the 06/07 trannies like to hunt for gears otherwise.

I've only used the manual mode a handful of times, it's more novelty than useful:eek: The only time I've used it purposefully was in the winter, I live on a steep hill (~10% grade) and I manually put it in 1st gear when going down when it's snowy/icy for the added engine braking drag.
 

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I try to use it and I don't know. Feels the same if you hit acceleration hard. Get real - it's not manual... and Beca is not drag car.
 

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Senis said:
I try to use it and I don't know. Feels the same if you hit acceleration hard. Get real - it's not manual... and Beca is not drag car.
I need to find out the 0-60 speed of the 3.6 L BECA.

I think I can smoke my wife driving the Beca with my bohimoth 5.7L toyota Tundra truck, I GET 6.5 SECONDS to the 0-60. Neighbor gets 5 flat with his supercharged 5.7 motor Tundra (for an extra 5,000 dollars for the supercharger I'll stick to 6.5 seconds, fast enough for me).

Handling, the beca beats the truck, until I can get rear sway bar.
 

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While driving in the snow one night, I discovered that I can downshift in the Sport mode to slow down, instead of applying the brakes which may lead to skidding.
 

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While driving in the snow one night, I discovered that I can downshift in the Sport mode to slow down, instead of applying the brakes which may lead to skidding.
prob the single biggest reason for having it
 

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For short trips I tow in sport for the extra rpm and firmness. On the highway use sport to get up to speed and switch back to drive for fuel economy.

If you can't tell the difference between sport and drive, you need your senses tested. It's pretty substantial difference.
 
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