Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

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PacerMike
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Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by PacerMike » Wed May 16, 2018 7:30 pm

After many years driving manual I have gone automatic with the F-Pace and my knowledge is a little rusty. Some opinions wanted on what you do at traffic lights, do you have the car in neutral, park or drive?


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

Post by June16 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:42 pm

Hi
If it’s a short stop I leave in drive with foot on brake, lights change just shift foot to accelerator.

If it’s a long stop I switch it to Neutral and put on hand brake . Take foot off foot brake.
When lights changed orange, foot on brake, back to D and then drive off the EPB releases automatically .

I don’t like blinding folks behind especially at nights with my brake lights.

I switch off stop start too every time I get in the car ...I hate it.
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MyV6Jag
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by MyV6Jag » Wed May 16, 2018 8:15 pm

I have never used Neutral once.
Either keep in D at lights while pressing break or put in P if taking foot off break.
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by DPE » Wed May 16, 2018 10:00 pm

As above
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mik
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by mik » 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.
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chris
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by chris » Wed May 16, 2018 10:25 pm

Switch off Stop/Start, put in Drive and leave it there. Never had cause to use Neutral- just pull up, electronic handbrake flip on and then ride off when ready.
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by billwright » 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.


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

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

Post by June16 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 am

The Highway Code
Rule 114

You MUST NOT

use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders
use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule 226).

In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.
Law RVLR reg 27
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Re: Driving an automatic F-Pace. Tips wanted

Post by Jagfpacejk » Thu May 17, 2018 9:25 am

June16 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 am
The Highway Code
Rule 114

You MUST NOT

use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders
use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule 226).

In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.
Law RVLR reg 27
So going by that do you switch off your headlights then as when sitting in traffic at night the car behind headlights at times when at the right angle can either dazzle me or cause me discomfort via the wing mirrors or rear view mirror?

As many above have stated, foot on brake, leave in drive and then move away once clear. ;)

Not saying this is right, just what 99% of drivers do.
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