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Old 11-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by jeriku View Post
This may sound crazy.. but can you simply just run premium fuel? I thought the vehicle had to be "built for that"?

To whomever said drive it more aggressively, that tends to do the trick.

I noticed the "S" on the shifter. What exactly is that? I heard it's "Sport" mode and I also heard it's a manual shift. How exactly do you use it? What is it's purpose?

1. This vehicle is and prefers premium although it is not required. Says so right in the manual.

2. That was me. This car really begs to be thrashed and I oblige. It really doesn't take to hypermiling, although you can.

3. Put it in "S" and then you can use the +/- buttons to change gears. Put it back in D to exit manual mode. S is also the sport auto mode where the shift points are moved up and 6th gear is not utilized.
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