Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Northeast Alabama
Car: 2007 2.5 L Obsidian Black Outback XTL
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When I was first taught how to drive back in 197-something it was on a manual transmission car. My father was a truck driver and would balance a glass of water on the dash while I was driving. Success in shifting gears was determined by that glass of water not sloshing, tipping over or spilling a drop; Failure involved lots of yelling on his part and tears on my part.
I learned how to drive a car with smooth acceleration and smooth shifting and gradual braking. When I was finally allowed to own an automatic transmission vehicle it was unnerving that the car would do all of this jerking around through shift points. The habit has stuck with me and while there are times that I can drive with a lead foot I still buzz through the gears without the kick of gear changes.
Automatic transmission shift points, especially when they are harsh, makes me grit my teeth. Adding shift points to a transmission that does not need them... grrrrrr.
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