Originally Posted by AnotherCar
Well I don't see myself buying it unless I can figure that out beforehand. Care to share your secrets?
Not really something you can teach, it's something you learn overtime how the car behaves. The way you ease up on the gas pedal, or prod it will initiate up/down shifts in auto-mode. Or accelerating then lightly easing up will initiate a shift. Again, you learn it over time an with experience it becomes second nature. It really is a remarkable system once you get in tune with it. In some ways, I feel more connected with a SMG than I do with a rubbery-feeling e90 manual.