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    Default Anybody w/ automatic drive in "D3" mode all the ti

    I just pick-up my '05 SE Saturday night and I'm getting more pleased with my purchase every time I drive it. I've been VERY happy with the performance of the car; the 4 cylinder issues was my lone reservation about the car.

    The "D3" button is the "performance mode" button the salesman told me.

    I'm an old guy and still remember engine break so I don't really want to hot rod TOO much.

    Anybody do the "D3" full time? What does it do to gas mileage?

    thanks
    Kevin

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    You do not want to keep in D3 all the time.....Since the 05's got the 5-speed AT the D3 button locks you into the 3rd gear....so when you are doing city driving it is fine and you really feel the pepp when you are already in third gear and step on the gas because what happens is your RPMs rise but the tranny never goes into 4th or 5th gear therefore making the car feel like it is going faster....you can play around with the button as if it was a stickshift for exemple when your getting on the highway ramp and stepping on the gas have the car in D3 therefore you will get to speed quecker then depress the d3 button and it will drop your RPMs and make the tranny go into the next gear of if your already going at highway speeds and want to overtake the car in front of you real quick you can push the D3 button in the tranny will drop into 3rd gear your rpms will rise you step on the gas overtake the car and then depress the D3 button again...Make sure you dont have the D3 button "ON" when you are on the highway as your gas MPG will go down the drain and you may Redline the car if you go fast enough...hope this helps...


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    Wow The salesman gave me bad information ???

    I could have read the manual but I haven't gotten to that yet.

    Many many thanks, Dencoop.

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    Yes some salesman can tell lies to sell , but in the other hand you need to think just a little in the enviorment, more gas, more polution.

    the d3 it has a direct gear same revolution of the engine, d4 and d5 in 2005 itīs for over drive, so you decide, i hope you vote for healthy, clean earth.

    Any way you buoght a honda and no a gas guzzler.

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    Is that the new name for the "O/D Off" button?

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    The 05 has a 5 speed automatic. Earlier ones have a 4 speed, with '3rd' being the 'direct drive' gear, and 4th overdrive. Hence the OD button controls whether the transmission can shift into 4th or not.

    If on the 5 speed 3rd is still 'direct drive' (output rpm same as input), then it is logical to omit the simplistic OD button, and just have d3, d4, d5 selections on the stick.

    The manual should explain the use of the automatic shifter in plenty of detail.

    Does anyone have the transmission gear ratios for this new model?

    paulj

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    Use D3 around town as already stated, just leave it in D for normal driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishBob
    Use D3 around town as already stated, just leave it in D for normal driving.
    Just leave it in D all the time.

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