omski said:thank you kevin ,somthing then is out of wack .because when im dead stoped and shift to auto stck mode the car stas at 4 and i have to down shift to 1st my self.and i iagree there is very little advantage to auto shifting .but its anew car every should be working normaly
ok now i'm confused. I thought you said that in the "D" position your car would not downshift to 1st when you come to a stop. It should definitely downshift and start off in first when in "D".
Now it sounds as if you are not in the "D" position when you experience this but rather in 'manual' mode in the '4' position. I've honestly never tried mine (2005) to see if it will start out in 4th gear.....not sure why I would... the whole point of the manual shifting mode would be to start out in '1' and manually go thru the gears. But like I said it doesn't shift exactly when you 'shift' it anyway - - the only real advantage to it is you could hold it in "3" or "4" for 'enthusiastic' driving on a curvy road.