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Enjoy Driving My Auto As A Clutchless Manual!

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I find it hard to resist to change the gear - my left hand can't keep still! Hence when approaching a turn, etc I like to shift down from D to 3 or 2. The only advantage is that I have no 'fear' of stalling and don't have to concentrate too much on the clutch as there is no clutch!

I.e. it's easy to drive when I want to drive it easy but sometimes I wish I could have gear control and more left hand action!

Could all this shifting have a long term effect on the car? Not good for mpg I guess?

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The question I would ask is why you are driving an automatic if you enjoy changing gear? Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me.

As for damaging the gearbox I'm no expert but I doubt it was designed to be used quite like you are using it

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