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Old 07-14-2009, 07:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
... which is normal (pull from N to D for column shift). The potential hazard there is if you shift from N into a forward gear that's too low for your current road speed.
Modern cars won't downshift if it will overrev the engine. You can, however, throw the drive wheels into a skid if it downshifts at very high RPM and you're on icy or wet roads.

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