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Old 05-21-2010, 01:10 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by biginstreets View Post
I use steptronic all the time. Id say its a 40/60 for me. .....
Whenever I'm unfortunate enough to be stuck driving the wife's station wagon I frequently use the steptronic but mostly just for downshifting.

Subaru: push for upshift, pull for downshift

Originally Posted by mstearnsy View Post
...BMW's way makes sense. It might not make sense to people driving 128s, but once you've driven 135's, M3s, M5s, etc that THROW you backwards when you step on the gas, you have no choice but to pull backwards to upshift. Same goes for when you slam on the brakes for max stopping power, you should be downshifting so you're in the correct gear after the corner, push downshifts are natural then.
I used to have a 300 hp Audi that was the wrong way, push away to upshift, and it was awful.
I get what you are saying, but when accelerating the "throw back" is most intense immediately after the shift, not at the top of the gear when you are about to shift. I don't think that is a huge factor. It all comes down to what you are used to/ have become accustom to.

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