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I just drive in D most of the time as, although N is perfectly fine generally, the aweful mito steering feel is somewhat masked in D mode.

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some geezer with a guiletta says you can turn off the traction control completely if you hold it in D for 10 seconds. Is this true of the Mito?
 

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I drive mostly in N mode for better mpg, as when im in D i just get addicted to flooring it! For driving around town N is the best for me with the lighter steering. also in D i get 20mpg or i can get high 40's in n mode.

By that i just mean that my drivi g habbits are different in N and D mode causibg the big differences in mpg.
 

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I came from a Golf GT TDI remapped to 180BHP.

I just cannot live with N

I struggle with people saying they cannot drive it in town in N, I'm the opposite there is WAY too much lag in N for town driving "see the gap go for it , damn missed the gap Fing N mode"

I got used to lots of bottom end with the Golf and find it easier to predict what the car is going to do in D, N just feels random in it's response to the pedal.

As for MPG I can get the same in D and N, in D it just means it's all there if you need it suddenly rather than thinking "hmm could have done with D there shame I'm in N".
 

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135+TCT = stress in town and hard work.
I use N to lighten the steering and soften the throttle. There is enough torque.
Yes there are stone chip generators who will pull into any gap, but they like paying >80% tax for the privilege of waiting as you roll up to join them at the next red light.
Holding D for 10" hasn't worked when in gear, not tried at a standstill yet.
DNA growing on me, it does tune it to suit the conditions.
QV drivers: I'd be interested to know the variance on suspension and any thoughts
 

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As for MPG I can get the same in D and N, in D it just means it's all there if you need it suddenly rather than thinking "hmm could have done with D there shame I'm in N".
Those are exactly my thoughts too. I'd rather drive smoothly and un-jerkily by using my right foot on the accelerator pedal than having the computer sponge out the throttle pedal for me.

I do appreciate that the N-mode is there though. For some, D is just too 'highly strung' (I say that in quotation marks because, compared to a lot of cars, it's not really) but having the option there allows the MiTo to appeal to a broader segment of buyers!
 
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I would say most cars are somewhere between N and D for throttle response, my previous Corolla was and Mrs C's Fiesta certainly is.
The adaptive suspension makes a heck of a difference to how the car responds - in D the ride's no harder than N but the car is much more composed. Either way it's a much better drive than the 135 I tested back to back.
 

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my feeling is they designed the car to be driven in D. Then they detuned it to get better economy and drivability round town in N. For me there is a place for both. 90% of my driving is in traffic so N suits most of the time. But when the road opens up in front of me. I can stick it in D and i'm off!
 

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I came from a Golf GT TDI remapped to 180BHP.

I just cannot live with N

I struggle with people saying they cannot drive it in town in N, I'm the opposite there is WAY too much lag in N for town driving "see the gap go for it , damn missed the gap Fing N mode"

I got used to lots of bottom end with the Golf and find it easier to predict what the car is going to do in D, N just feels random in it's response to the pedal.

As for MPG I can get the same in D and N, in D it just means it's all there if you need it suddenly rather than thinking "hmm could have done with D there shame I'm in N".
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