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Originally Posted by Pat.w View Post
Sorry to disagree chaps, but kickdown is rubbish, why wait for it to think about it.

You've never tried a safrane have you?

It doesn't need to think about whether or not to kick down or not - It knows. The harder/faster your foot pushes the pedal the more aggressive the car becomes. Push it lightly it stays in gear but just accelerates. Push it harder it drops to 3rd and accelerates harder still. Push it straight to the floor without hesitation and it just sinks straight down to 2nd and goes for it. I've even know it hit 1st once... It doesn't think about it either - It just does it - straight away.

Thats without sport mode turned on... which holds it in a lower gear almost twice as long as normal.

The safranes kick down feature seems to have some sort of intelligence programmed into it because it always seems to know what you expect it to do - and yes it does it very well

I'm sure some of the other safrane owners will back me up!
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