I am mixed on the ride quality. The cabin is immensely sealed for wind noise as you all know. Triple sealed doors and windows. When we were on black top the ride was amazing. I could hear the kids whisper in the back seat. The handling is quite impressive. On some of the narrow and windy roads we encountered going up to light houses and scenic roads to off highway attractions, the motorbikes could barely keep up to me on the twisties. But on some of the older and beaten down highways I found the seams in the highway that run across the road to be annoying but I think it's more a contrast of coming off an amazing highway on to a lesser highway.NoobNox said:Sounds like a great time! So how did you find the ride quality on the wide variety of roads that you must have encountered? Also, good point about the passing power....too much leads to risky moves and passing when it really isn't necessary.
Allow me to answer that question.ssu2k said:Sorry, stupid question but how do you "drive" this i4 car up hills ETC..."properly".
thank you!2010Nox said:Allow me to answer that question.
Don't keep the cruise control on since it's only function is to maintain speed at all cost. It will coast on the downhill and keep applying more throttle on the uphill to maintain the speed setting, which is not fuel economy friendly.
The best way to drive hills for economy is with the "sling shot effect" by keeping a constant throttle position and letting the car increase speed downhill and lose speed uphill. I always drive this way with amazing returns in fuel economy.
The only downside is that you can, and usually do exceed the speed limit at the bottom of the hill and might piss off other drivers when your doing less than the speed limit at the crest of the hill. The last part doesn't concern me though since I don't view life as a race. That's because I don't like what's waiting at the finish line!