I don't use sport mode unless I am getting on it and trying to drive the wheels off of it. So I am in normal at least until I get to the end of my driveway.As a daily driver, I find it near impossible to drive without the sport mode enabled. Does everyone just switch to sport as soon as you start up? If so, were there any cheap (<10k) after market mods done to alleviate this?
Unless the front wheels are synchronised in speed to the rear, the vehicle will "know" it is on a dyno and pull power.The dyno was not a rolling road, but the one where the wheels are removed and the dyno bolted onto the hubs.
What sort of roads were you testing it on? That for me sort of matters since your experience can be impacted by that by a decent margin.I dont own a 124 Abarth but have managed to get a couple of test drives in the dealer demo , one a short one a couple of months or so ago and one just recently. When I had the short spin the car felt like it needed to be in sport mode otherwise it felt flat. It still felt unwilling to rev in sport mode especially over 5K Rpm , this was with around 2.5K miles on the clock. The most recent test I had for most of the day and the engine (same car now with over 4Kmiles on the clock) was a lot more willing to rev and the difference between sport and normal whilst still noticeable was less of an issue in that in normal mode it was still a nice to use and able to make progress and sport felt like a mid range booster but not absolutely necessary which it felt like it was on my 1st short drive.
I pop in and out of sport only while rolling. You'll feel the car surge ahead when you hit it. Cannot imagine it hurts anything, and it's nice using it on and off when on rolling freeway hills.I drive mine in sport mode about half the time. Mostly because I forget to turn it on and when I remember I'm already moving. I've only ever turned it on when I'm at a complete stop. Can anyone tell me if it can be turned on while moving? And if so is that safe? I'm a real newbie. So if this is a question with an obvious answer, I apologize.