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I hope to pick up my new Spyder next week.

A quick question: I suppose I can let off the gas and pull both paddles to put the car into neutral while coasting down to a stoplight, as an alternative to letting the transmission downshift all the way.

But suppose I've slowed down quite a bit, and then the light turns green again? How do I put the transmission in an appropriate gear and resume driving, while rolling?
 

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just tap the paddle again and it will move out of N and back in gear.

i would suggest you coast in Neutral not more than you would do in a manual car.

as an aside note, it seems to be the the transmission downshift more agressively in the GS's CC software than in the DS in the QP.
 

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Congrats on the new aquisition, should go nicely with the 330. What color?

If you hit the upshift paddle from neutral the CC should select the appropriate ratio -very handy for the occasional tunnel.
 

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moving in neutral with motor running

no lube will go to output shaft when transmission is in neutral. many of my customers destroy their gear boxes trying to save a penny's worth of gas by coasting.
 

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bundas said:
no lube will go to output shaft when transmission is in neutral. many of my customers destroy their gear boxes trying to save a penny's worth of gas by coasting.
I've heard that said for automatics, but wasn't aware of the same problem in "manual" gearboxes.

Guess I'll just let it downshift it's way to a stop...

John, it's blu nettuno/cuoio! OK, I'm boring, but at least I know what I like.

Assuming it gets on the transporter some day... having trouble getting the car here.
 
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