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Old 05-05-2017, 02:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I too see that my Insight seems more willing to keep the revs down on mild acceleration or climbing when it is in CC mode. If not, it needs to be ready to rev up and deliver if you would put your foot down. On CC it knows it won't need to.

Then I tried the paddle shifters today again, first time in earnest for at least 3 years.
It will shift in D but if you are driving at a constant pace it will go back to maxed out mode within seconds.
In S it will hold the gear, but indeed even its top gear is still revving almost 20% higher than it does in D.

Then when I go slow it simply refuse to shift up if that would make the revs drop below 1200 RPM. It will blink the digit and fall back to a lower gear. In D it will blink and disengage, dropping the revs to 1100 as the gear indicator disappears.

All in all messing with the paddles seems an exercise in futility, and downright harmful to fuel consumption.
I wonder if I will ever deliberately touch them again.

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Old 05-05-2017, 02:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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