Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

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June16
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by June16 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:40 am

The issue of headlights should not blind you if correctly set, yes there’s quite a lot aren’t correctly set.Guess that’s why anti glare mirrors are now becoming the norm.

I suppose it all depends if you want to respect your fellow motorists or not, it’s not so important during the day , but at night and in rain it really is inconsiderate.

The other ( slim ) chance of when your perhaps behind it from behind with just your foot on the brake , the bodies natural reaction is to lift your feet (seen with crash test dummies ) , so you may do more damage to the the car/ obstical/ person in front not having the handbrake on .
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by Jagfpacejk » Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am

June16 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:40 am
The issue of headlights should not blind you if correctly set, yes there’s quite a lot aren’t correctly set.Guess that’s why anti glare mirrors are now becoming the norm.

I suppose it all depends if you want to respect your fellow motorists or not, it’s not so important during the day , but at night and in rain it really is inconsiderate.

The other ( slim ) chance of when your perhaps behind it from behind with just your foot on the brake , the bodies natural reaction is to lift your feet (seen with crash test dummies ) , so you may do more damage to the the car/ obstical/ person in front not having the handbrake on .
Perhaps they should look at Volkswagen solution to this, when you come to a complete stop your see on the dash a green foot break light, this means the car has applied automatically the breaks and will not release the break until you press the accelerator pedal, this stops as you mention above taking you foot off the break and moving.
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by June16 » Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 am

Jagfpacejk wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am
June16 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:40 am
The issue of headlights should not blind you if correctly set, yes there’s quite a lot aren’t correctly set.Guess that’s why anti glare mirrors are now becoming the norm.

I suppose it all depends if you want to respect your fellow motorists or not, it’s not so important during the day , but at night and in rain it really is inconsiderate.

The other ( slim ) chance of when your perhaps behind it from behind with just your foot on the brake , the bodies natural reaction is to lift your feet (seen with crash test dummies ) , so you may do more damage to the the car/ obstical/ person in front not having the handbrake on .
Perhaps they should look at Volkswagen solution to this, when you come to a complete stop your see on the dash a green foot break light, this means the car has applied automatically the breaks and will not release the break until you press the accelerator pedal, this stops as you mention above taking you foot off the break and moving.
Yes some cars have a “hard press” on foot brake applies hand brake, technology is the way forward.

I think what ever way folks choose , the important thing is to do it repetitively, it then becomes natural in a very short time.
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by Jagfpacejk » Thu May 17, 2018 7:30 pm

June16 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 am
Jagfpacejk wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am
June16 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:40 am
The issue of headlights should not blind you if correctly set, yes there’s quite a lot aren’t correctly set.Guess that’s why anti glare mirrors are now becoming the norm.

I suppose it all depends if you want to respect your fellow motorists or not, it’s not so important during the day , but at night and in rain it really is inconsiderate.

The other ( slim ) chance of when your perhaps behind it from behind with just your foot on the brake , the bodies natural reaction is to lift your feet (seen with crash test dummies ) , so you may do more damage to the the car/ obstical/ person in front not having the handbrake on .
Perhaps they should look at Volkswagen solution to this, when you come to a complete stop your see on the dash a green foot break light, this means the car has applied automatically the breaks and will not release the break until you press the accelerator pedal, this stops as you mention above taking you foot off the break and moving.
Yes some cars have a “hard press” on foot brake applies hand brake, technology is the way forward.

I think what ever way folks choose , the important thing is to do it repetitively, it then becomes natural in a very short time.
No hard press, just stop wait for the green indication on dash, take foot off.

No press hard or harder required. ;)
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by June16 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Jagfpacejk wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:30 pm
June16 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 am
Jagfpacejk wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am


Perhaps they should look at Volkswagen solution to this, when you come to a complete stop your see on the dash a green foot break light, this means the car has applied automatically the breaks and will not release the break until you press the accelerator pedal, this stops as you mention above taking you foot off the break and moving.
Yes some cars have a “hard press” on foot brake applies hand brake, technology is the way forward.

I think what ever way folks choose , the important thing is to do it repetitively, it then becomes natural in a very short time.
No hard press, just stop wait for the green indication on dash, take foot off.

No press hard or harder required. ;)
Different technologies for different manufacturers.
Back to the Original post, as you can see there are several ways to achieve the same thing, it’s very much what you feel comfortable doing.
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by billwright » Fri May 18, 2018 3:15 pm

June16 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:49 am
billwright wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:55 am

The occasion will come when you rush to pull away when still in N, and rev the engine instead.
Do folks in a manual do this too :shock: :lol:
I hardly think you'd forgot to dip the clutch, engage a gear and then release the clutch. So not even a remotely similar comparison.


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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by corriescar66 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 pm

billwright wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:55 am
In a previous life, as an advanced police driver, we were always told to leave it in D.

The occasion will come when you rush to pull away when still in N, and rev the engine instead.
That's probably more to do with the nature of the job than saving fuel, or following the letter of the law.... :shock:

A while ago I followed a police Discovery for eight miles... did about 40 in a 30 mph, then did just over 30 in a 40 zone. Never indicated once over 3 roundabouts & two turns,, dawdling along, enjoying the Sunday morning chatting to each other, then pulled off into a petrol station, again without indicating.

As more and more misdemeanours mounted up I contemplated making a citizen's arrest...
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by Deltasierra » Fri May 18, 2018 10:07 pm

mik wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:02 pm
I ĺeave it in D as the F-pace has a couple of nice features that our Disco4 did too - very noticeable when upgrading from our Disco3.

In our Disco3 I would always slip it into neutral at lights to save the torque converter dragging and trying to make you creep forward. Disco4 and F-Pace recognise you are stopped with the brakes on, and selects neutral itself (without any message to you) to do thd same thing. It re-engages drive as you slip your foot off the brake pedal.

Unless you are on a hill. In which case it holds the brake on (hill assist) to allow your foot time to move over to the accelerator, and releases the brake as you take up the drive.

Both are nice touches, so i tend to just leave it in D and let it do its thang.
I hadn't noticed that at all but checked it out today, it will creep until you come to a dead stop when it engages neutral, then back into drive when you take your foot off brake, nice.
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by corriescar66 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:10 am

Deltasierra wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:07 pm
mik wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:02 pm
I ĺeave it in D as the F-pace has a couple of nice features that our Disco4 did too - very noticeable when upgrading from our Disco3.

In our Disco3 I would always slip it into neutral at lights to save the torque converter dragging and trying to make you creep forward. Disco4 and F-Pace recognise you are stopped with the brakes on, and selects neutral itself (without any message to you) to do thd same thing. It re-engages drive as you slip your foot off the brake pedal.

Unless you are on a hill. In which case it holds the brake on (hill assist) to allow your foot time to move over to the accelerator, and releases the brake as you take up the drive.

Both are nice touches, so i tend to just leave it in D and let it do its thang.
I hadn't noticed that at all but checked it out today, it will creep until you come to a dead stop when it engages neutral, then back into drive when you take your foot off brake, nice.
I reckon it only goes into neutral, when fully stationary, about 40-50% of the time..

Next time you're at some lights, put it in neutral & see if you can feel the drive disengaging... If you feel nothing then it is in neutral, otherwise.....
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by Deltasierra » Sat May 19, 2018 11:00 am

40-50%, not sure about that, but then like all FPaces not always entirely logical, that seems to be the personality of the car.
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