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Old 06-23-2011, 06:44 AM   #35
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You know, I've noticed that the PowerShift is a bit notchy in D when driving in 10-15mph traffic stop-go style. I figure that S helps out a lot by holding out the gears, as D tries to shift quickly (and by the time it does switch to 2, I'm already hitting my brake to slow down).

I've also found out that the kinda-clumsy shift from first to second (which I don't see as a problem, much more as a quirk) can be easily rectified by easing into the accelerator to ease the clutch transition instead of going immediately for the lead foot. Seems to be a pattern after several trials around town.

Other than those quirks, I love the transmission. Very responsive on the highway and gets good gas mileage.
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