I have a Dig-S 1.2 Note, I wondered if I made the right decision getting a 3 cylinder car. I found in economy mode especially with the air conditioning on that it is very hesitant at low RPM. You have to rev the engine.
I turned off economy mode as its not saving me any money.. The economy is only any good on a long run, but round town is exactly the same as the 4 cylinder version that I had before, about 42-43 MPG in town.
With ECO mode on it is gutless! Also with the air-con on it is gutless.
Pulling away you need plenty of revs, and you have to work the engine hard to get any performance!
Basically I made a mistake buying this under-powered gutless car, and should go for one extra cylinder, and a bit more oomph, or the diesel version if I did the miles.
Maybe should have had a Dacia Duster or something with a bit more oomph! I have had it falter at junctions unless I give it more revs or start slipping the clutch!
Dad has a 3 cyl Kia Picanto... same thing... gutless!
Get 4 cylinders if you want a "normal drive", The supercharger does not come in until the airflow is high enough with more RPM to make much difference.
Thrash it everywhere and it does begin to seem better, but that defeats the object of getting more economy.
So all in all, very disappointed with this 3 cylinder under-powered car... never again! Get a 4 cylinder 1.4 or 1.6 naturally aspirated engine, and you cant go wrong!