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      03-25-2008, 04:27 PM   #228
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Originally Posted by mantis View Post
what you described sounds normal in any manual car

ruxp is feeling the relatively harsh effect of engine braking in 1st gear. If you suddenly let off the gas in 1st gear, there will be a bit of lurching by the car and the passengers. Obviously, the effect of engine braking is much more noticeable in 1st than any other gear because of the gear ratio.

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