Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Right Side O The Pennines
County: West Yorkshire
Generally speaking it will be a lot more torquey so you can run around in higher numbered gears at lower speeds than you would in a petrol, depends on how you drive but same rules apply as a petrol car if the engine feels like its racing shift up, if it feels like its bogging down drop a cog.
2nd gear can be used more readily for setting off smoothly instead of 1st, if I were you I'd get out on some open roads for a day and just feel your way through it. Unlike a petrol car they are very resilient to stalling so your probably not going to make an arse of yourself at junctions and traffic lights.
Be careful when it comes on boost, you'll run out of revs much quicker than in a petrol, you wont need to wring it out nearly as much as your old motor. They are very point and squirt, short bursts of elastic power from the turbo, you'll get used to it in time.
Nice car, good luck with it.
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