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10-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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The stick on my automatic has a D, an R, and a P, but also an N, a 2, a 1, and I think a 3.
What is the point of neutral, and what are 1,2, and 3 for?
When going downhill in the snow, locking the transmission in 1/2/3 will control the speed of your car with the engine. I've also used them to engine brake on long exit ramps to "down shift"/slow down instead of riding my brakes all the way to stop signs.
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