Does "Sport Mode" sharpen this up at all? I'm sure I'll get better as I get used to it, but it feels like it takes a bit too much pedal travel to get going.
Me too! I found it awkward on the test drive, but having driven the car a few times now I really like how smooth it allows me to leave stop signs & traffic lights.I was confused at first, but quickly adapted and now like it. My wife's X3 seems twitchy to me now.
Yes - I found the rapid acceleration/decceleration curve on the M3 to be far too jumpy.It's whole design was to be a nice and gentle start ... but if you put the peddle to the metal then it would fly.
Now that's not like they couldn't add an option in the settings for people that want that Tesla instant nuke when you just look at peddle the wrong way, but I don't think it blends into their "design" philosophy.
My last two cars had 3 settings for throttle response. Both defaulted to Level 2, and even if I left them Sport (Level 3) it would go back to 2 the next time I started the car(s). So 90% of the time I'd be driving with the "Polestar" feel because I was too lazy to change it for day to day driving, so like others I'm used to the throttle.
I have owned 2 - The Cerbera had a REALLY long throttle pedal travel, so much so i had to shift my arse forward in the seat to get the full beans. It was TVR's version of traction control.I test drove a TVR a number of years ago (early 00s from memory), that had no drive aids/assist at all. It didn't even have ABS! The accelerator on that had a huge pedal travel. As the sales guy said. that was the safety valve...
Thats what I test drove! It felt like there was about 6 inches of travel on the go pedalI have owned 2 - The Cerbera had a REALLY long throttle pedal travel, so much so i had to shift my arse forward in the seat to get the full beans. It was TVR's version of traction control.
I believe the Ampera is the same car as the Volt, which I’ve been driving for the last three years, and I agree!Agreed. My Kona was far too sensitive in Sport mode and just made for lurchy driving unless you really concentrated on your foot movement, which is not the safest way to drive. I found the i3 similar too. The Ampera was great for this and the Polestar likewise. In fact the Ampera set the bar very high in so many ways for driveability and the Polestar is the first car that I've driven since then that can match it.