In Reply to: Re: 323 Automatic Owner Poll posted by AB on October 07, 1999 at 08:33:30:
: We have a 323 iwth the automatic and are very satisfied with it's performance. The car now has 7600 miles on it and the performance has improved since day 1. In extremely hot weather initial throttle response is sometimes delayed. When I take the car in for the first service I intend to ask them about this. Some folks think that it is related to the "drive by wire" system. The car has been flawless in it's construction and reliability. Good Luck...AB
I have a '99 Acura TL and it I can assure you that it does not shift from 1st to second automatically. You can redline it, but if you keep it redlined for longer than a half a second the fuel cutoff kicks in. It does however shift through the gears when coming to a stop if you happen to forget to do it yourself.