new subie Posted December 19, 2006 Share Posted December 19, 2006 I am not used to stick shift. I tried to drive the stick shift option on my 2.5i limited-whenver I try to slow down shifting to lower gear, the car jumped forward a bit. Could anyone tell me the general rule of using the shift? I am afraid if I use it improperly, I will damage the engine. The manual says, I could shift to lower gear to slow down the car so sustain brake's life(meaning not using brakes, but by shifting to lower gear). Is it true? Not sure how to use it. So far, from stop to start, going uphill, i use 1 or 2; going faster or down hill, i use 3 or 4. Then if I need to slow down because of red light, i will shift back to 2 or 1. This is when the jump happens. Now I am using the Sports D version instead. Any difference between Sports D and shifting myself? Regular D is rather slow to start-is it true on your car too? Any insights? Tons of thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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