I had a short test drive last week. Once you keep remembering to lift off the gas as you do with a manual gear change it soon becomes fairly smooth. I quite liked using the paddles to change gear and i soon got used to to that. I feel you have to change you driving method slightly and be a litlle slower on the changes.
Having another test drive next week.
yes thats true. Its like looking for an excuse to change gear. The car is quiet too. We were on a duel,50 limit , cameras, you know the scene, and looked at the rev counter showing 2000 rpm. I was only in 4th, thought i was in sixth.
I was a passenger, the car was in auto-mode, but thought that it was not bad at all. Certainly no DSG that the VW/Audi lot use, but then again mechanically it never could be. I have definitely been in worse automatics - the Ford Mondeo being one.
hi pezza have had several test drives in the i shift most of them over one hour long so that i got a good feel for the car obviously the lower gears are the most noticeable with the so called lurch you get from the gear change .I felt the more i was in the car the better i felt about the gears ,as you said you have to try to lift the accelerator slightly at gear change this helps a lot plus although im not to interested in them using the paddles and the revs lets the car fly like a bat out of hell (was told to try this on one of the demonsrations i had :evil: ) have seen some feed back not so good but have also seen a few good reports i made my mind up i liked the i shift better than the others so have orderd one now just have to wait the very long wait for this fabulous car roll on september /october ?
I had another drive with i-shift just to make sure it felt ok. As in the previous posts, you do get used to it. Anyway i have taken the plunge and ordered a 1.8 ES Nighthawk Black - delivery mid july. Not to long to wait after all.