Re: AU II Auto querry????.
I used to leave mine in first and second a lot, but noticed that doing this saw the engine temperature move past the R in the NORMAL range. Heat is the biggest enemy of autos, so i no longer hold it in first. second is OK, as you can do about 130 in second, but i don't go to first at all when downchanging. I will start from the lights in first though, and change to second when it hits peak revs, but that is the same as the sport mode for these transmissions.
The occasional burst into first shouldn't do it any harm - in fact first can be very useful when towing a heavy load down a steep hill - the engine braking helps a lot, and the extra pull out of corners is also handy, but as a general rule, 2nd id now the lowest gear I go to.
AU2 Forte I6. Silhouette, Auto, Pacemakers, 16" rims, Slotted DBA front rotors, T series intake, Pod Filter, leather wheel & gear knob