Why is that an issue? I have 2 other cars with sport buttons and it just becomes part of the start-up process: seatbelt, start car, push button. It's not even something that you have to think about.The one thing I didn't expect was you still have to push the sport button every time you start the car.
It varies from car to car. On our Cayenne GTS you have to push the sport button each time. On our XKR it stays engaged for a few hours of starting and stopping. For instance, in the morning on the way to work I have to engage it, but if I go out at lunchtime, it is still in sport mode. My guess is that defaulting to normal mode is probably for EPA fuel economy numbers, because they would probably rate them in whatever mode is considered "normal."Not really an issue. You'd think that on their premier sport model it would remain engaged. The two cars I have with a sport/race switches remain where you use them.
Ciaobella:Is that the case with all Fiat's? When I test drove the sport, I never was told to press the sport button.