I'm coming from a manual 6-spd for 8 years and a 5-spd for 4 years before that just fyi. I like how the cvt can be shifted with the paddles even in drive mode and then just returns to normal auto drive on its own. Seems very useful for a highway pass; downshift for some more power, make the pass and be on your way without fiddling around. But I'm also finding myself wanting to shift down a click or two when stopping as I'm used to having that gearing help in addition to the brakes. Just wondered if anyone else does this, or if I should stop this habit in case I'm better off just wearing out brakes and avoiding any type of transmission issues this could cause (if any?). Anyone know for sure if this could be damaging? My thinking is the electronics aren't going to let it go too low and I'm not talking about racing into every stop and letting the gearing whine...but I do notice less braking force required even with conservative speed into a stop. Thoughts?