hmm, schoat333 and Gramps autosticks seem to act differently?
Originally Posted by schoat333
Also if you dont up shift you will hit the rev limiter on the engine and go no faster, but if you leave it in 6 and while slowing down, it will automatically shift down to the next gear before the engine stalls.
Originally Posted by Gramps
Starting out in 1st and nailing it, it goes to redline and shifts to 2nd by itself and then redline again and goes to 3rd by itself and so on.
It shifts up automatically but does not shift down. I let it coast down to 20 @1200rpm in 5th gear and that's where it sits. Tried to accelerate from that point and there was no performance at all, no down shift at all.
maybe different years? or am I missing something (Im good at that)?
like if you select "1" and nail it it will upshift by itself? or does it readline and stop accelerating and you have to tap it into "2" yourself?
either way 45-50ish in 1st seems like a longish gear for 1st. Id think you could get more acceleration by having a higher ratio in 1st (like something that gives 0-30 in 1st).
now that Ive been using "L" for more than parking lots and hill decent its sorta nice, its like that "performance/economy" switch I asked about in the MK Q&A, just leave it in "L" for a bit more pep as it doesnt have to slide up the ratio as much when you nail it.
it does seem to take longer than Id wish to slide up in ratios while in "D", my XJ can do a 3-1 downshift faster than the MKs CVT can change from a low ratio to a high ratio. maybe future CVTs can be be tweaked to slide faster.
EDIT: sooner or later some super geek gear head will come out with a reprogrammer for the CVT. Id pay some coin to be able to change stuff around in there. (oops, there goes my lifetime warranty).