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Old 10-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by dragonpalm View Post
My 2013 (8/8/12 build) has never "bucked" as bad as you described... and I never have traction control off. Sure, sometimes the 1-2 shift is not as smooth as the other gears but that's not in issue for me since I drove manuals all my life. Maybe you should get on the throttle a little more at take off. Also, yes the transmission can rattle at low speeds...I notice it when I'm driving through a parking lot with lots of speed bumps but it's not a big deal for me.
Your above synopsis is spot-on as far as my car as well (2012 / build 05/25/12).

The only time I notice the rattles is in my neighborhood as we have massive speed bumps to crawl over.

If I "get on it" there is NEVER a rattle or hesitation.
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