Originally Posted by 13ingothatch
Sorry if this thread has been mentioned somewhere else but I just got my 2013 se hatchback. Now I saw on some other cars with the sport package there was an S mode with selectshift buttons. Now I know I dont have the selectshift as mine has the hill descent mode instead. My question is does my transmission have any sort of sport mode? Mine has an L mode as the last position on the shift column. Or does this function as a traditional L range like an auto transmission?
It is intended to act as a low range, but in essence its an over drive lock out that prevents the car from going into 6th gear under normal driving conditions and seems to essentially be programmed exactly the same as the select shift (S) automatic mode. You do not have the shifter switch or the programming for the manual mode however.