Manually shifting a automatic 300E...is it bad???
While taking a friend to the store, a conversation came up about the 300E being a "slow" car. Well, I decided to show this person that the only reason why a 300E is "slow" is because it starts out in 2nd gear. Well i decided to take it for a little sprint. I reached a stop light and then dropped the tranny into "2", the light turned green, I floored the gas and shot off. After getting near redline, I shifted it into "3", and got to about 80mph. My friend claims that it is bad to manually shift the tranny because it is not "Tiptronic". My car has a 4 year old tranny with about 30k miles. Is manually shifting my auto tranny a bad thing to do??
I do tend to do this a lot. I like to "smoke" a lot of wanna be quick cars(is300, gs300, 330 BMW's, C240, c280 etc).
I win most of the time, not bad for an "old benz".
1987 mercedes 300E
1995 e320 conversion(hated the 300e grill)
Monochromatic Paint (Custom Blue)
Flat Badged (front)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
Sold! Now I drive a Monte Carlo SS