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      03-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by M3takesNYC View Post
When I drive in D mode its always in D5 and to be realistic, its still an automatic mode and just like an auto tranny I expect there to be some delay between when I romp the pedal and when the thing engages. For me sometimes it will not downshift at all when I step on the pedal unless I go beyond the click-down point but that is uncommon.

I guess I adapt how I drive to a degree in D as when I want to accelerate, I step on the pedal a second before I know I want to go to kick down the gears, let off slightly and than go throttle when lower gear is engaged but this is different than lag.
I hear what you are saying on all of the above and mostly agree. However, the problem is that this lag is not the default/regular behavior, it is somewhat random and then really catches you by surprise. It is also the length of the lag that is some troublesome. Right when you want to be accelerating.
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