And I thought I was the only person that did that.Northern Rider said:Cruising under 60 mph. I prefer 4th gear as opposed to the automatic's 5th gear choice. This also eliminates that vibration at 55 mph as reported elsewhere in this forum.
hmmm. i think that replacing the brake pads is lot cheaper than replacing the transmission.Northern Rider said:On my previous car, the Chrysler 300M Special, I used it all the time because the automatic was, IMO, very rough and very poor at selecting shift points.
The 300C has a fantastic auto tranny. It has 5 gears and a computer that learns your driving preference. However, I use the auto stick for the following situations:
1. Cruising under 60 mph. I prefer 4th gear as opposed to the automatic's 5th gear choice. This also eliminates that vibration at 55 mph as reported elsewhere in this forum.
2. Downshifting going down hills, rather than using the brakes.
3. Eating BMW's and other lesser life forms for breakfast.
I used to think same, until I heard Phil Hill (famous racecar driver) say he always used engine compression(downshifting) to save his brakes going into turns.james jefferson said:hmmm. i think that replacing the brake pads is lot cheaper than replacing the transmission.
Not to make a mountain out of a molehill... there is a distinction. For mountains, long or steep downhill grades, selecting a lower gear helps to avoid brake overheating, which can lead to fade or failure. For a hill, slowing your speed prior to descent and light steady braking should be adequate.james jefferson said:hmmm. i think that replacing the brake pads is lot cheaper than replacing the transmission.
Can someone address this question? I would like to know the parameters of the auto stick as well. Ive used it to drop down and increase acceleration but if I start out in 4th for example it seems to shift through 1,2,3 and stop after it hits 4th. How is this tranni supposed to function?Chaseme973 said:I hare to ask this; but I have not really utilized auto shift....Can someone provide a quick overview of when/how to use it? I am sure a lot of us would appreciate it. Thx
This was the topic of a mighty big & interesting thread over at ALLPAR recently:Billy94Z said:I used to like to cruise down hills in neutral dont try it in this car though. It did mess up once and I had an error light for a couple of days.