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When putting the car into S it will display being in sport mode. Hit OK and that screen goes away. Then, when you use select-shift, it will have the gear pop up near the bottom of the screen.

Wow, I should have read the previous posts...

Oh, well...too much typing has gone into this to delete it now!

One more thing...select-shift is great when going around twisties, etc. Anytime you start off in 1st, though and do some WOT runs, you kinda' have to guess when to upshift. It's better just to leave it in S when you want to do some 1320 action. It is a little slow to react, but it still does a damn fine job.


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Okay this is driving me crazy ... when switching to selectshift the screen just shows a big area of verbiage saying its in selectshift mode (duh) but not what gear you're in. Reason it's so annoying is that the gear is usually a surprisingly high one, like I'm going 60km and its in 5th or something like that. So then as I approach an area where I want to engine brake and downshift thinking its going to bring it into 3rd, it only goes to 4th so does nothing at all and I end up having to hit brakes anyway.
IMO selectshift is useless when you have to guess what fricking gear you're in when you first use it. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting I can change this with? Thanks.
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Pressing the "ok" button gets rid of the notice on mine. Then it shows the gear number at the bottom of the screen.
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When putting the car into S it will display being in sport mode. Hit OK and that screen goes away. Then, when you use select-shift, it will have the gear pop up near the bottom of the screen.
Like 74gtstang and Katastrophe mentioned, when in SelectShift mode, the gears will show next to your odometer, guys. I hope this helps.

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Okay I tried this yesterday and today and the ok button doesn't actually work. It clears the useless message, but it still doesn't show what gear you're in.

Rex, I think your suggestion of a gratuitous upshift is best, that's what I'll do from now on. Stupid design though, they should just display the gear as soon as it goes into selectshift mode.

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I'm starting to understand what you're talking about now, Haha.

In "Sport" mode, there is no gear display...that's just the way it is, unfortunately. It's not until you actually change gears and have the car go into Selectshift mode that it will start to display them. To be honest, you'll learn in a few weeks of driving where the car shifts. Sport is almost the same as Drive...except it holds 4th for a stupid amount of time (compared to the non-existant 3rd and 4th) and doesn't go into 6th. Unless you're actually doing some 1320 passes, Sport is pretty useless. You should either use D or Selectshift.

As with engine-braking, etc...again, you should use Selectshift for that.

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Like 74gtstang and Katastrophe mentioned, when in SelectShift mode, the gears will show next to your odometer, guys. I hope this helps.

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Deysha,
Your "answer" is only partially correct. If you change to "Sport Mode," on the auto transmission, and ht the OK button on the steering wheel, the "current gear" will not show on the dashboard display. It will only be displayed if you first make a manual shift with the "shift button" on the side of the gearshift handle. If you allow the transmission to continue in "automatic mode - even if on Sport setting-," the current gear is not displayed.

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Your "answer" is only partially correct. If you change to "Sport Mode," on the auto transmission, and ht the OK button on the steering wheel, the "current gear" will not show on the dashboard display. It will only be displayed if you first make a manual shift with the "shift button" on the side of the gearshift handle. If you allow the transmission to continue in "automatic mode - even if on Sport setting-," the current gear is not displayed.
Deysha's answer seems entirely accurate to me. The transmission has 3 modes - Drive, Sport, and Selectshift. Only Selectshift displays what gear you are in.

Selectshift is activated by first putting the transmission from Drive into Sport mode with the gear shift lever, then pressing the toggle buttons on the gear shift knob to manually "select shift" your gear.

I know, we are talking semantics and I'm being picky. But, before I'd driven one, I was a little confused by this. Hope this helps out my fellow noobs.
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Deysha's answer seems entirely accurate to me. The transmission has 3 modes - Drive, Sport, and Selectshift. Only Selectshift displays what gear you are in.

Selectshift is activated by first putting the transmission from Drive into Sport mode with the gear shift lever, then pressing the toggle buttons on the gear shift knob to manually "select shift" your gear.

I know, we are talking semantics and I'm being picky. But, before I'd driven one, I was a little confused by this. Hope this helps out my fellow noobs.
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Deysha's answer seems entirely accurate to me. The transmission has 3 modes - Drive, Sport, and Selectshift. Only Selectshift displays what gear you are in.

Selectshift is activated by first putting the transmission from Drive into Sport mode with the gear shift lever, then pressing the toggle buttons on the gear shift knob to manually "select shift" your gear.

I know, we are talking semantics and I'm being picky. But, before I'd driven one, I was a little confused by this. Hope this helps out my fellow noobs.
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