Whoa! High performance!

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  1. CraigM

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    So, my Prime is four months old today and had spent its entire life in “Eco” mode. I miss judged my drive this morning and ran out of EV battery power about five miles from home so it dropped into hybrid mode. Just for giggles, since I was going to burn some gas anyway, I entered power mode while stopped at a traffic light. When the light turned green, I chirped the wheels and really surprised myself in the acceleration! I might have to leave it in power mode for some cheap thrills
     
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    Split the difference, try Normal mode? I find it very "linear", not hair-trigger, but none of the maddening lag of ECO. I understand all the modes have been shifted on 4th gen though, so could be some apples/oranges going on.
     
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    Somebody else here refers to it as "Racing Mode". :LOL:
     
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    I’ll be going out for errands in a little while with a fresh charge. I’ll see what power mode (and normal mode) feels like in EV!
     
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    You going to give us a bad name.:eek:
     
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    You prefer slow as a snail? :LOL:
     
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    Crippled snail? :whistle:
     
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    That is @HPrimeAdvanced ’s line. Now the thread will get filled with emojis. :cry:
     
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    DUDES!! There is nothing like the EV and POWER mode together; a marriage made on the street!! You don't have to nail it every time, but that quickness is a lot of fun! I know if those buffoons who had written evil/dismissive reviews of this car's performance, had simply regaled in it's frisky EV/POWER mode, they'd have painted a much nicer picture of this little wonder! Judicious moderation of the GO pedal will keep your EV range reasonably at 32-34, although I guess my lousy, 82-87 Eco scores show that it's not a free ride. All I can say is, go for EV/POWER for a week; you'll never go back to Eco!
    Please note: just for Mr. Prodigyplace, I've given up Emojis for Lent!! NOT!

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    Power mode and eco mode are the same at full throttle. I've even tested it.
     
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    It's just the sensitivity of the car's response to input makes it much more fun to drive!

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    ECO is good on a slippery road surface for a smooth get away.
     
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    I think it just makes it harder to drive because the pedal is too touchy. I always drive in ECO and have no trouble finding full power, but the car is much easier to control at low power levels.
     
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    You know, I just realized that my Alfas were exceptionally "nervous" cars, and I drove, and thoroughly enjoyed their responsiveness for some 25 years! I guess it's what you're used to. I remember taking my driver's training course some 50 years ago and having a great deal of trouble with Ford Galaxy brakes, which put you through the windshield if you breathed on them; unlike my Plymouth Belvedere, which had much safer, progressive brakes. Different strokes!

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