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Rosnab
2010 ford focus i have noticed that on the menu setting dongle that you can choose comfort, sport etc. what does the sport do? does it use more fuel etc?
Preee
These settings are for steering , they will stiffen up the steering feel for different settings , they have nothing to do with performance or fuel
Rosnab
Cheers!
jeebowhite
Just gives you that little less PAS support, so that as you go round the corner, you have more weight to throw, and it stops you oversteering...
Wickwick10_1
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2010 ford focus i have noticed that on the menu setting dongle that you can choose comfort, sport etc. what does the sport do? does it use more fuel etc?
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Don't make much difference mate to be honest ?
Stoney871
Paraphrased from the manual-

[b][u]Standard[/u][/b] - The standard setting suitable for all driving styles

[u][b]Sport[/b][/u] - Steering assistance is reduced.
This suits a sportier driving style by increasing the feedback through the steering wheel.
The Sport setting is also an advantage when driving on icy and snowy road conditions.

[u][b]Comfort[/b][/u] - The steering assistance is increased.
The steering will feel lighter and you will not need to exert as much force on the wheel.

There is no change to engine performance or fuel economy, it's purely a power steering imput control.
alkyz89
do all models have this feature?
Stoney871
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do all models have this feature?
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I couldn't say for sure but I'd reckon that the lower spec ones wouldn't
TDCiST
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Don't make much difference mate to be honest ?
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Really?? I find it does!

Go from comfort to sport and you'll feel a difference!! From one finger full locks to having to use a hand... U also get a bit more feel of what the cars doing... Mines always in sport... Tbh, I'd like it a touch heavier...
Stoney871
The increase in feedback in sport mode makes the car feel more planted on the road and also more stable at higher speeds.
Never out of sport either.
Mozo Jojo
All diesel models have this feature as far as i know, starting with focus mk1. You may have to have a trip computer though to be able to switch between them. I keep it is sport also, because confort doesn't give you that much confidence on twisty roads. The only good place you can use it is parallel parking i guess :)
alkyz89
where exactly would this be found??? would it be on the screen with the mpg, miles left in the tank etc??
seems like only diesel models so far
NorthSussex
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]My 1.8 petrol Titanium 2008 has this feature, it is found on the display screen that includes MPG, outside temp ect.[/font][/size][/color]
alkyz89
hmm iv got the 2010 zetec s and have never noticed anything when scrolling through... maybe seen as it is the s model i dont have a choice lol
TDCiST
You will have it... U need to enter the menu setting when stationary... Then scroll to steering, and it's in there!!

artscot79
on the mk2 it was an option unfortunately despite this the old owner didnt choose it
Preee
This feature is not on my 1.6 titanium.

Maybe it's standard on larger engines and Diesel
alkyz89
haha im a complete lemon had the car for over 8 months now and only just found it.... thanks for the heads up all... pree are you sure you dont have it (not calling you a lemon but never noticed it before now) when scrolling through, menu appears, hit the set button and your there...
i find it most handy when im sitting at the lights and some flash git pulls up along side in his big car trying to cut in, so as you can imagen ESP off lol foot down, clutch up, you know the rest lol
Pitmonster
It's worth noting that in the Mk2, as you cycle through the trip computer options the steering setting only shows when the car is stationary.
When the cars is moving this option isn't shown on the menu.
Pidu
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i find it most handy when im sitting at the lights and some flash git pulls up along side in his big car trying to cut in, so as you can imagen ESP off lol foot down, clutch up, you know the rest lol
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Oh, and how is sport setting supposed to be handy in this situation, as it has nothing to do with engine setting and in addition to this it is working only at higher speed?
artscot79
i can confirm i dont have it even stationary with the key in position 2 my options are language and chimes thats the lot
alkyz89
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Oh, and how is sport setting supposed to be handy in this situation, as it has nothing to do with engine setting and in addition to this it is working only at higher speed?
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i dont know i didnt use sport setting??? i just turned the esp off thus allowing me to pull away fast without the esp kicking in and dropping the revs... you may get a bit off wheel spin but if you adjust the pedals accordingly you can pull away real quick!!
Pidu
We were talking about sport setting so I understood, that you not only turn off ESP but switch to sport as well, so I asked. Of course what you are saying about ESP is right.
Preee
Yes 100% sure i don't have the Steering setting , my mate has it on his Zetec S 1.8
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