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Old 21 September 2009, 07:50   #1
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WHat are auto's like on slips?

What are automatics like on steep slips?
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What are automatics like on steep slips?
4x2 or 4x4 ????
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Sorry 4X4, namely a 3ltr petrol shogun.
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Lovely, Put them in D and then just accelerate when you want to. No hill start malarky or clutch slipping if you have no low range. BTW the V6 Shogun is shocking on fuel i mean like 10-12 MPG if your thinking of buying one.

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Toureg 5 litre V 10 auto no problem - and before that a 5.7 litre V8 Holden Ute Auto 2wd coped if you were gentle with the power!
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It is the V6, 10-12mpg????
Feck that for lark!
See what else is about I think. Thanks lads.
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Autos are fantastic on slips - they are great offroad - you can trickle them over boulders and there is no clutch to burn out.

Downsides are they use a lot more fuel - they can overheat when towing long distances in hilly areas - they don't offer as much control when engine breaking.

You can drive an auto like a manual without a clutch - change down when approaching rounabouts or going downhill - you get far more control.
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Have a read of this I'll think it will answer your question

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...tomatic+manual
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Have a read of this I'll think it will answer your question

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...tomatic+manual
Interesting read, thanks mate. I've only ever used one car that was an auto. A J reg xj6 many moons ago. Loved it and loved the kick down too. I'm going to leave the V6 shogun though
it's an L reg with 11 months MOT and 5 months tax, 500 if anyone wants me to pass on details.
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The advantage of an automatic is that you can apply max torque at zero miles per hour. That equals max pulling power.
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