<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Stef:
The only disadvantage of the Selespeed system is that you have no control over the clutch, which means that you can't get a power takeoff as you can in a Manual car...</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hi Stef,
I find a good sharp stab on the throttle gives a very brisk pull away, enough to get the ASR working. It's both quick and smooth.
I've done 9000 miles in mine now and noticed a distinct improvement in the shift smoothness recently, could just be my technique improving though. Not only that, I'm getting 5mpg more than before. It's the car that just keeps on giving!
An interesting rumour from a friend of mine who works for a transmission manufacturer - they reckon it won't be long before semi- or full-automatics become a legal requirement on safety grounds.
"Diesel - Green Fuel of the Future" - Lucas Diesel Systems slogan circa 1992