Originally Posted by spiderpig
So the best method is to go into sport and manually keep it in first or second gear?
I usually keep it in Drive unless I'm going up a hill. I try not to use the engine brakes or go into Sport mode while the car is in motion because as another poster said, when you do this sometimes the car will down shift aggressively which might cause your tires to spin and for you to lose control.
Change into Sport mode while you're at a stop light etc. and be light on the accelerator.