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Old 06-22-2006, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Tried the Accessport Economy mode...

On the last leg of our recent roadtrip I decided to try the Economy Mode ('06 WRX) after fueling up in Kamloops. I have driven this 610km section in the WRX before, when I brought it back from Seattle, where I bought it.

My last trip with the WRX w/o AP returned 8.1L/100km.
This trip in Economy mode returned 7.9L/100km

This is pretty much what I was expecting..a small difference that could be due to break-in of engine and driving conditions.

What I did notice was that the Economy map reduced the drivability in the mountains. This time I had difficulty keeping the car in 5th/100kph. This was not a problem during the last trip w/o the AP. I guess the reduction in boost limited the power just enough....
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:43 AM   #2
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What??? The AP comes with an Economy mode??? Just kidding, might do the same on an upcoming road trip to Saskatchewan. Good to see that you actually did see a noticable gain.
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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The economy map used to be great... great drivabillity, and better gas milage with the older maps. Now, with the new economy map I can't drive in econo mode any more, it sucks. As the map now limmits boost to 7 PSi at all TPS levels, even at full pedal... nothing much happens. Cobb should re-do the map and allow at least stock boost levels at full pedal, It's almost dangerous to try and pass a car with the power cut back so much.
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:14 PM   #4
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I work out of town so I have lots of highway driving on my 02 wrx and 06 wrx both at stage 2 and I tried the economy modes on both cars as well. I didnt find really any increased mileage on either car using the economy mode that was worth changing over and loosing the power. I just run the stage 2 map all the time now........then if someone on the highway wants a piece of the wrx Im ready.....


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Old 06-22-2006, 06:37 PM   #5
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I haven't tried econ yet, but when I do, I'll do a 'controlled test' and report the results. I've logged 4500 litres since I bought it 2 years ago, and some definite trends have emerged.
I average 18.7 MPG (12.62L/100km) around town. That includes winter when it's way worse. These days I get 19.5 - 20.5MPG.

Best ever on the highway was 29.3MPG. This was cruising from Edson to Edmonton (downhill) at 115km/h with NO throttle action from me - just the cruise control. Under the same conditions I got 28.7MPG cruising at 115 from Edmonton to Rocky Mountain House (uphill.)

On a related note: The tank I burned going from Kamloops to Jasper last year did a little worse than your 8.1L/100km...I got 10.9L/100km (21.5MPG) It was...umm...rather fun!
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Old 06-22-2006, 06:52 PM   #6
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I haven't tried the eco mode either but have been interested (to a point).

Since I don't drive my car very much (work too much) I don't mind pounding the crap out of my Stage 2 04 rex and worry about filling it up later.
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Old 06-22-2006, 06:54 PM   #7
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I also have never tried the econo mode. The point of the AP for me was to get more power not less. As for mpg alot of people claim 2-3mpg better on stg 2. I'll pretend this is true and keep all my ponies on standby ready to pounce at any time.


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