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Old 01-17-2002, 09:32 PM
FSelekler FSelekler is offline
Location: Maryland, USA
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 526
Mein Auto: 645/987-120
Sorry TD, step; wife wants to drive as well. However, I have to say that I am very impressed with the Step, definetly the best automatic I had thus far. Granted, does not compare to a 5-spd, but does a very good job in mimicking it.

For one, it does not accelerate by itself like other automatics I had. Engine breaking is phenamonal given that it is an auto. I find myself 90% in the manual mode as it is so easy to change gears and the step just obeys what I want it to do. One exception: switching to 1st gear from 2nd takes about 1 to 1.5 seconds; that is long. Other gears, up or down is immediate no matter what the speed is. Gear ratios are great for my type of driving.

And yes, I love back roads. This car brought new meaning to it for me. Actually, I wanted to ask someone about sway bars. My understanding is that it will reduce body flex and have the car lean to sides less than stock. Do I have the right understanding?