But you can do the exact same thing in a "regular" automatic. No offence to anyone, but the auto-stick DC employs is as close to a manual as a fly is to a 747. From my experience it shifts no faster or "sportier" than a regular automatic.
When do you shift?Texas R/T said:
Ok. How about a quick driving lesson. This is what I don't understand: When do you shift to the 1 or the 2 or the 3? I remember the salesman telling me autostick would be useful to pass a Mustang, but what number do you go into? And for going slower or down a hill, what number do you use? Does downshift mean number 1? What does redlining mean? This is not in the owners manual.
Yes. When standing still and I shift from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd, you can feel the tranny shifting. You can also tell that you are indeed in 2nd or 3rd (not 1st) when you hit the gas pedal because the car accelerates more slowly and the RPMs are lower for a longer period of time.Operator said:Can you actually feel the tranny shift into 2nd from 1st while standing still? I wouldn't think there would be enough fluid pressure built up to change the gears, but hey, I'm no expert.
True. There have been a couple of times when I went from Autostick to reverse and didn't go up far enough so I ended up in neutral. Hit the gas and the car don't go anywhere.Sysman said:Another nice thing about Autostick is that it prevents you from accidentally missing a gear, and shifting into neutral, or reverse, or park...