XIS wrote:Am I the only one that floors this thing in Manual???
JohnD wrote:How fast are you going when you hard shift into 5th at full throttle? I am sure that would be licence losing territory where I live.
NJGuy wrote:If he lives in "The Desert", I'm sure he's got plenty of open road to try it with a low chance of encountering other motorists or a law enforcement officer
NJGuy wrote:XIS wrote:Am I the only one that floors this thing in Manual???
You might be .
I don't even use the manual mode. In my opinion, I believe that Nissan/Infiniti "wrongly" executed the manual mode when they made the driver push the shifter forward for upshifts and pull it back for downshifts. But this is getting off-topic, and probably deserves it's own separate thread for arguing over on a different day.
I also don't use the manual mode because the EX is the fastest car I've owned; at least to me, it's easy to coax the power out of the engine with a further push of the throttle. In daily driving, I've hardly ever felt the need for the extra 1-2 tenths of a second difference when accelerating. If I ever feel the need for more aggressive shifting, I'll just leave the shifter in DS and let the computer adjust to a more aggressive shift profile; but I have hardly ever done that too.
The only time I know that I will make an effort to use the manual mode is during inclement winter weather. In that case, I feel that being able to manually select what gear to use will give me a little bit more confidence in those slippery conditions.
XIS wrote:maybe I should be asking in the G35 forum !???!
again - coming from an RDX, these things are meant to be driven.
JohnD wrote:My impression is that if you are in DS mode, once you make one manual shift, it stays in manual mode (i.e. will no longer shift down automatically) until you move the lever back to D.
AWGD8 wrote:On manual mode, the clunk or a thug sound possibly on the second or 3rd gear means, you upshift too soon. .