"I thought one of the advantages of an automatic was smooth unobtrusive shifts, just like the ones I work so hard at perfecting when shifting a manual box. There's really no excuse for a hard shift whether in an automatic or a manual box. Fashion. Like big wheels...."
I like that comment. My wife's brother doesn't understand that, as he always has a jerky shift in his manual Jetta, just as he did in his earlier manual Accord. Tried to teach him how to be smoother while still being sporty (the Jetta is fun to drive enthusiastically); alas, we always get the head jerk when he drives, and he does drive otherwise like an old lady. He deserves an automatic, not the manual.
I have to admit, however, I didn't esp care for the ultra smooth never ending shifting in my father's Buick sedan with the "hydraflush" automatic. Too smooth, felt gutless even when it had a big herking engine. His Olds 442 had a more reasonable shifting automatic, even with it's big herking engine. Felt better to the seat of the pants, lol. I guess I do like to know when the shifting just takes place, but not bang bang shifting.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 02-17-2019 at 11:06 AM.