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      08-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #106
rconti
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Good deal. This is how MOST features should be, default to last used mode.. not change modes every time you restart the car.

ASS might not be so bad on a manual transmission car, but I had the displeasure of experiencing it on a Drive for Team USA car, and the car shook like a schoolbus starting up, as the engine loaded up against the torque converter (yes, the car started before the light turned green 90% of the time).

They need to smooth the system out, or give the car enough battery capacity to survive through a whole red light. I'm sure if it ONLY started up when I lifted my foot off the brake, the shaking wouldn't be nearly as violent.

But I suppose it's irrelevant as I wouldn't spend those kinds of bucks on an automatic.
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