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Old 02-26-2002, 09:29 AM
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Automatic transmission cars brake worse...

Before you recommend me psychiatric treatment I start to explain the point:

Recently a friend of mine attended a driving course (from Audi) where they pointed out that the most efficient way to use the brakes with ABS system was to press down simultaneously the brake (of course) and the clutch pedal.

Now, I did not understand the logic behind pressing the clutch pedal. I thought that the engine (idling after you start to brake) would always contribute to slow down the car…As far as I know the procedure applies to any car with ABS system.

Does this mean that automatic transmission cars are condemned to brake worse than its manual transmission counterparts? What can be done to overcome this limitation (if any)?
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