Yes. My dad has one and yes you can.
When it is in auto mode then yes you are 100% correct. In sporty mode you are only 25% correct.Fuck's sake, people, it's not a "manual for idiots/dummies", it's just a standard automatic transmission and behaves exactly the same way as any other whether it be downshifts or upshifts.
Theres no advantage at all except you can take it 500RPMS more then the TCU shifts it all the way to redline. Also a manual has less drivetrain power loss so stock for stock, sporty or not, a manual will beat a auto.And what do you guys think the effectiveness when going against a manual or something?
No your actually wrong. Its a automatic, no matter how hard you try to convince yourself or what they do to trick people into thinking its a manual, its still an auto. You can do the same thing "sporty mode" does in any car by starting out in 1, then shifting to 2, D, etc. The Sportronic feature are the exact same thing as that except instead of having 1,2,D, OD, its controlled by chips and switches.When it is in auto mode then yes you are 100% correct. In sporty mode you are only 25% correct.
In sporty mode it will never shift up for you (in my experience). It will let you bounce off of the rev limiter until you run out of gas, or your engine eats itself (whichever comes first). It will also not downshift for you unless you drop below the minimum speed for that gear.
fixed!When I was deciding which car to get 3 years ago, I chose the 3g over the accord coupe v6 because of looks.