For those who DD the Type R - which drive mode?

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  1. Comfort

    24.2%
  2. Sport

    61.5%
  3. +R

    18.9%
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  1. fk8_#798

    fk8_#798 Senior Member

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    100% of the time i m in sport mode. i have used the R mode maybe 6 times since i had the car (6/24/17) . i enjoy the R mood but since shes my daily i try to not get on her like that.. unless i hear 3 beeps from the other lane .... tee he he
     
  2. remc86007

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    I would imagine no one is doing that to a Type R. I can't imagine filling up every three days and paying for premium. My commute is 1.6 miles and I take my wife's car every chance I get so I don't put that wear on my R.
     
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    I do around 80 per day . All freeway miles . And yes I have to fill up every 3 days . 80mph+ Gets 20mpg
     
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    #34 yargk, Apr 3, 2018
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    I'm planning to do 80 miles a day. It's a Honda, it will be fine. I currently daily my WRX about 21k miles a year, with premium gas and it only gets 22 mpg. I see a lot of SUVs on the road that I'm sure get worse gas mileage. And with 165,000 miles on the clock, I spend more in maintenance (service, tires, repairs) than I do for gas in the WRX (14 cents a mile for gas, about 20 cents a mile for maintenance, I keep my cars very well maintained and get good tires, alignments often, etc.). The Honda will get better gas mileage than the WRX and it should be cheaper to maintain, so I don't see any problems with driving it a lot. (flat 4 engines are cool and all, but it means more labor to fix things) I'm quite excited to drive such a fun car everyday and I don't think the per mile costs for the CTR are crazy compared to the average "boring" car. I do wish the gas tank was bigger!
     
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    ~24 miles one way, so 48-50 round trip, 3 times a week. R+ mode every time. No ragrets.

    Sport mode is also good. I tried doing the commute in Comfort mode for a full week to compare. Gas mileage was about the same and braking felt like I was stepping on a pillow. No thanks.
     
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    Zeffy94 Senior Member

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    I tried +R mode and really found it to be quite drivable even on roads that are nowhere close to smooth. I started driving in it more honestly, I love the way the tach turns red showing this car is ready for prime time.
     
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    I used to ride around in Comfort mode all the time since I was used to poodling around in an Audi A5 prior to the CTR. These days, it's probably split 60/40 between Sport and +R modes.
     
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    80% sport out of laziness as many of us have said.
    10% +R for fun times
    10% comfort when ever for what ever.
    Have had it 15 months now and about 12,500 miles.

    But recently I've been enjoying comfort more, I'm not a fan of the lessened throttle in-put. ( not really a fan of the feel of drive-by-wire at all but what are you gonna do? And it could just be me but the rev-hang seems less apparent in comfort) But overall I like the steering feel in comfort. I also wish the steering feel wasn't so consistent between being stopped and moving. Comfort feels like my 98 integer while moving and sport feels like the Integra while its stopped but still running.

    If anyone knows of a way to stop the car from defaulting to sport on startup and instead defaulting to the last mode it was in please tell me. It would also be nice to mix and match the three aspects: steering, throttle and suspension for a 'custom' mode.
     
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    I just start up the car and leave it in sport. I've used comfort a few times but it's a pretty nice ride in sport. I have a GTR and you HAVE to put that in comfort if you want any bit of a nice ride, the suspension on that car is just too rough for the casual drive around town.
     
  10. CWCTR2018

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    i am constantly switching mine , depending on the road conditions and traffic.

    is this bad?
     
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    Not at all.
     
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    I do 75 miles daily. Most of it in sport mode.
     
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    Depends on traffic and road conditions. If traffic is bad, I'll be roaming around in comfort mode as it keeps me from riding people's bumpers and helping out a little with gas mileage, the additional precision over low throttle is very useful here as well, especially for stop-n-go traffic. If traffic is flowing smoothly with open pockets every now and then for passing, I'll be sitting in sport mode. This is more or less my default for driving around during the day with moderate traffic. If the traffic is light and I'm not behind anyone, I'll switch to +R mode. Also, if traffic clears up, I may also switch it up a notch or two, for example if I'm the only one on an on ramp or off ramp that swirls around, I may go into +R mode and have my 10 seconds of fun :D
     
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    If I have the family in the car, I'll flip it to comfort, if it's just me I'll flip it to +R (if I remember) and get a little rowdy.
     
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    I usually use comfort for daily driving although I will switch it to sport if traffic isn’t bad. Otherwise I switch it over to sport when I am driving for pleasure.
     
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