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#1 Rosnab

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

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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#2 Preee

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:06 PM

These settings are for steering , they will stiffen up the steering feel for different settings , they have nothing to do with performance or fuel

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:16 PM

Cheers!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

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...

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

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?

Don't make much difference mate to be honest ?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

Paraphrased from the manual-

Standard - The standard setting suitable for all driving styles

Sport - 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.

Comfort - 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.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

do all models have this feature?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:15 PM

do all models have this feature?

I couldn't say for sure but I'd reckon that the lower spec ones wouldn't


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:02 AM

Don't make much difference mate to be honest ?


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...

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:46 AM

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.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

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 :)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

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

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

My 1.8 petrol Titanium 2008 has this feature, it is found on the display screen that includes MPG, outside temp ect.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

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

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:13 PM

You will have it... U need to enter the menu setting when stationary... Then scroll to steering, and it's in there!!



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