2020 CFTP Red! 2011 Kona Blue
Ahhh, I misread your post... I thought you had your car and were not enjoying the tranny in the new 500. A word of caution.... there are quite a few customizable things with the car... driving modes (normal/my mode/sport/track/drag/slippery), exhaust modes (normal/sport/track/quiet), suspension modes (normal/sport), steering modes (normal/sport) and last but not least, tranny modes. With the tranny, you basically have 3 kind-of modes (2 really + always live paddles):Can’t wait to try it, about 18 days until delivery and beautiful spring days in the northeast are making it harder.
Automatic: fire and forget... it will shift up/down and changes with drive modes. In drag or track, it will NAIL the shifts at 7500 when standing on the gas pedal. This is the best mode when going for max performance driving. It is basically impossible to nail the shifts at 7500 yourself. You’ll either short shift or hit the rev limiter. If you really want to feel over-torque shifting, select drag and nail the gas with the steering wheel top dead center! 🤟
Manual (M) locked-in: tranny will downshift on its own to prevent lugging the engine, but will not upshift without you hitting the paddle. Use this for fun driving, but if you get a phone call or any other distraction, hit the M button again to exit this mode... it’s easy to forget you are locked-in... you will see!
Automatic with paddle override: when in automatic shift mode, the paddles are always live. The tranny will up/down shift like normal automatic mode, but you can pull a paddle at any time to temporarily lock in a gear of choice. As long as the gear is within reason (not above redline or will cause lugging), the tranny will switch to your commanded gear and will remain there for a period before resuming automatic shifting again.