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    I wouldn't use track mode on the street. From what I have figured, it disables a few more electronics which are for safety. The auto-max braking and auto emergency braking (for non-N/A cars) are disabled.

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    Figured? Confirmed? Assuming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelastosirus View Post
    I wouldn't use track mode on the street. From what I have figured, it disables a few more electronics which are for safety. The auto-max braking and auto emergency braking (for non-N/A cars) are disabled.

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    So when you drive like a 1987 BMW 3 series, for example, do you just drive it into a wall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingZee View Post
    So when you drive like a 1987 BMW 3 series, for example, do you just drive it into a wall?
    That's my preferred driving style!
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    Yeah so I actually like this question a lot. I have found that whenever it rains I will put it into drift mode automatically. It is so easy to get the end to step out even just a bit (especially with my snow tires) it is enjoyable to have a little bit of the back end hang out. To answer your question though, no, I in fact rarely drive in drift. Its usually a pretty even combination of normal, sport and track depending on what part of my drive I am on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkpiqle View Post
    That's my preferred driving style!
    Especially if you're a BMW driver do this

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    Does anyone drive in drift mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingZee View Post
    So when you drive like a 1987 BMW 3 series, for example, do you just drive it into a wall?
    Dude, even my wife is a newer model than 1987...

    I'll assume its a joke about needing the auto-braking... But if you have some great safety features, it is a bit absurd to unnecessarily turn them off. And if you are driving that aggressive in public, whereas having them on is further restricting your operational ability of the car, well that is a true turd for putting the public in that kind of danger.

    Honestly, the unseen differences between sport & track are probably only when you go past the 90% mark on demanding performance. But I will check on the auto-max braking to see if it actually is deactivated. Most people don't even know what that is... I think testing the auto-brake is a bit more risky. So if anyone wants to try, watch out for that wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelastosirus View Post
    Dude, even my wife is a newer model than 1987...

    I'll assume its a joke about needing the auto-braking... But if you have some great safety features, it is a bit absurd to unnecessarily turn them off. And if you are driving that aggressive in public, whereas having them on is further restricting your operational ability of the car, well that is a true turd for putting the public in that kind of danger.

    Honestly, the unseen differences between sport & track are probably only when you go past the 90% mark on demanding performance. But I will check on the auto-max braking to see if it actually is deactivated. Most people don't even know what that is... I think testing the auto-brake is a bit more risky. So if anyone wants to try, watch out for that wall!
    lol, definitely mostly joking, I just get a sense of fear from a lot of people about turning nannies off in a car when I think it's just unfounded fear. The RS itself is INCREDIBLY good at telling you what it's about to do and if you're into driving, track mode only ADDS to that feedback. The electronics sometimes get in the way of people that know or expect a car to act a certain way in certain conditions but it doesn't because a computer gets in the way leaving the driver unsure of how to react.

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    I drive in drift mode when there's snow on the ground. I find that it understeers less and is a lot more predictable.

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