You're right that the default upon start up should be what we left it as when we turned the car off. However, I've gotten used to making the switch at start up. The switch is out of sight? It's next to your arm, and the mode is shown on the VID! Maybe because I'm a little under 70 is the reason I've adjust so well.I still keep forgetting to slide my transmission switch to "SPORT" until half my drive is over. The fact that the switch is out of sight makes it worse. Is this annoying to anyone else? Why won't Infiniti just let us keep it there like our steering and other personal settings?