Other than the variable AWD systems used in some of the SUVs Honda/Acura makes, none of it's cars come with variable suspension modes EXCEPT the Type R which has a sort of dumbed down system similar to the GTI, but without the ability to customize individual settings. The Type R has a normal, sport and R mode which i believe changes up the steering weight and tweaks suspension reaction, but again, it's not customizable like in the GTI where you can have Sport mode suspension with comfort mode steering at the same time.I think more advanced systems like on the Infiniti Q50 makes steering tighter and makes the turns shorter. Maybe that's something we could see in Acura one day. Civic Type R with that will be awesome
Mostly its good for passing when you're up to speed already or driving aggressively on a winding road to keep the rpms high up there. Generally in day to day driving it just makes the engine loud and sucks down the gas.That makes sense. They need to save the good stuff for the Type R or else it won't be as special. I've driven in Eco mode with the CR-V. If S mode is the opposite, then it should be a lot of fun since Eco mode makes driving pretty boring.
I always let me car idle and warm up a little bit before getting in on really really cold days, but i'd say the difference between warming it up in S is no worse than aggressively driving it in D to get the engine warmed up.Are there any negative repercussions when you warm up your car in S instead of D when its cold over a long period of time?
Even warming the car up on the cold cold mornings i still only fill up my tank about once a month, my work commute is literally across the street (i'd walk, but that road is a death trap in the mornings)You use up more gas, but that's about it that I can think of.