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Old 01-18-2011, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 View Post
Well, if the complaint is that 1st gear is too long (not too short), how would starting in 2nd help matters at all? They had to seriously give it a lot of gas and slip the clutch a lot. Of course, a single article shouldn't dissuade anyone, but perhaps the new 8-speed AT isn't such a bad idea after all.
Yeah, I don't get it. A higher gear has always been better for low-traction starting: less chance to break the tires loose and spin.
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