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Old 27th July 2007, 04:32   #1
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Guys well i hope yourl remmeber that we had said that in civic paddle shift we could only upshift and not down shift.well after my civic first service i have noticed that now i can down shift,so driving in paddle shift mode is so much fun now......civic A/t owners please check and give your feed back
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Guys well i hope yourl remmeber that we had said that in civic paddle shift we could only upshift and not down shift.well after my civic first service i have noticed that now i can down shift,so driving in paddle shift mode is so much fun now......civic A/t owners please check and give your feed back


Are you saying you used to paddle- upshift only till first service?
This is why companies recommend full reading of the car-manual.

On a serious note, isn't it supposed to be as simple as pressing the right one for upshift and the left one for downshift. (Pardon me if i am wrong, have been in the manual civic only)
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I guess once you upshift through the gears and the come back to standstill you have to come back down the gears with the downshifter..otherwise the car stalls...tried that on my bosses car!
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The Civic AT does come with both upshifter and downshifter. In case you don't downshift I guess the gears go down by itself. I remember I forgot to downshift two times and somehow I managed to see 1st gear displayed on the dash. I guess there is a minimum speed below which the auto tranny takes over the controls.
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well guy i know wat yourl are saying ! Well i knew everything about paddle shift ! But earlier i could only upshift and downshift happened auto according to speed but now i can downshift when ever i want to ! This i could do only after 1st service ! So its so much fun now when ever i need to zip just press a button and go go go
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You can upshift or downshift any time using paddle shifts, but it is within the rev limits to protect the engine.
If you do not down shift, the gears automatically downshift when the RPM gets low.

The car does not stall whatever you do. In auto mode it's fully auto, in paddle shift mode again there is an auto override.
In my brake tests, the manual would stall (as I did not go to neutral), but auto would always come back into 1st gear.
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well guy i know wat yourl are saying ! Well i knew everything about paddle shift ! But earlier i could only upshift and downshift happened auto according to speed but now i can downshift when ever i want to ! This i could do only after 1st service ! So its so much fun now when ever i need to zip just press a button and go go go
Are you saying that the car had such a problem, and it got rectified during first service?
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Why couldn't you downshift before first service? And what are you doing different after the first service that is enabling you to do so. Or is it that the Workshop did something on the first service?
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But earlier i could only upshift and downshift happened auto according to speed but now i can downshift when ever i want to ! This i could do only after 1st service !
Why why why?

This is serious. and I think the reason must be diagnosed.
If this a feature, it should work from day 1.
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Isn't it a standard set up,where you get to move up the gears with 1 paddle, and downshift with the other?
I think most cars are built with a chip that controls the gears-speed ratio,and in any situation it controls the gears if the appropriate action is not taken by the driver.

The only paddle shifts I have used is on the 2008 Lancer,and I found that the gears shift to the appropriate level when the drives goes on 1 gear for too long.
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guys wat i think is the company guys locks the down shift till 1st service to protect the engine ! Please read the review of civic A/T !
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guys wat i think is the company guys locks the down shift till 1st service to protect the engine !
Doesn't make sense! What is so damaging about downshifts to the engine that they have to lock the downshifts? None of the paddle shift cars I have driven till now have had this feature. Two of the cars I drove were brand new.

Other Civic AT owners should confirm this feature. I think there was something wrong with your car and the service guys quietly rectified it.
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it could be poss cause if ur fast and your decellerating and u down shift, the rpm gonna shoot up (although in the allowable range) which is not good while running in
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I don't think any company would do that. Besides its not that easy to lock the downshifting process. I guess it is a fault that occurred in this particular vehicle that was rectified at 1st service. I drove a friends AT Civic which had not yet done 1st service and I am sure I could shift down.
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Looks like this is Honda's explanation for having sold a car with a defective feature in the first place. Rectify it and then say, oh this is a done thing till first service.

Thats Honda quality for you.

I have driven a Brand new civic in US (enterprise rental) and it upshifts downshifts and while trying to downshift at a high rpm range, it simply does not do so, but if the downshifting gear rpm is in the allowable rpm range, it happily downshifts.
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