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Old 07-05-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by thstone View Post
I also commute in traffic of varying speeds. I shift to neutral when coming up on slow traffic and let the car coast..

You don't know what your next gear will be if traffic is slightly moving as you approach or it maybe simply stopped. That's why I go into neutral. You do need to stay very alert as you now have not power to go if needed
Give yourself room so you can minimize the accordion effect while staying in gear

I drive at very low speeds in first but you have to be so, so gentle on the throttle so as not to get the Jerk when you start to accelerate.

These cars hate slow speeds. Mine just doesn't run smooth after traffic until I can clear things with a 5-6k RPM sprint
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