Why does the Honda Civic have an econ button?

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4 years ago#1
Wouldn't drivers want to leave it on ALL the time so they use less money ALL the time?
Why would you want to turn such a thing off?
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4 years ago#3
All Civic models (except Si models) have as standard a driver-selectable "ECON" driving mode that alters the Drive-by-Wire throttle system response curve in the range from about 25 percent of pedal movement to 90 percent. With less gain, the throttle opening in this range increases more gradually, for better fuel efficiency. ECON mode also alters shift timing (when equipped with automatic transmission), and alters the operation of the air conditioning system.
4 years ago#4
In other words.. no.. you wouldn't want it on all the time. You wouldn't beat a turtle off the line.
4 years ago#5
So it's for those idiots that modify their cars with a few cheap performance parts and a body kit and vinyl and act like they have a sports car, got it.
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4 years ago#6
You wouldn't beat a turtle off the line.

It's a Civic. You won't beat a turtle off the line either way.
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4 years ago#8
These Japanese computer controlled everything cars aren't intelligent to realize that when you put your foot down at highway speed, you want to pass another car? This seems like nothing more than something to make yuppie hippy liberals think they're saving the Brazilian forest badger and that the Alaskan blue daisy will bloom again just because they're pressing a button sometimes that makes their slow car slower.
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Ten years, baby. 11/4/01 - 11/4/11
4 years ago#9
Yeah, I'm all for giving people economy cares. I'd rather drive a tiny FIAT 500 through city traffic during rush hour than a normal car if only because it's easier to maneuver. (Except New York, if I'm in NYC, I want a tank.)
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