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My C7 only has 188mi and it's a 7-sp. All my past Vettes (5) have been manuals and I'm
hoping that this 7-sp will loosen up and I'll get used to it. I've missed a lot
of downshifts.:( Hopefully I'll get used to it.:D
 

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Can you describe the problem with your tranny? Just a little tight, or it won't shift as it should? Is the problem you experience only on downshift?
 

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Not really a problem but I can't seem to find the right gear when I downshift. I hope with some
practice, it becomes 2nd nature. Maybe the gearbox will loosen up. This is also the first car
I've ever been nervous driving.
 

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I sometimes hit 4th instead of 6th on a downshift, but after driving it 2800 miles- it no longer happens.
It is a fairly close ratio gearbox and takes some time to get used to.
 

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I sometimes hit 4th instead of 6th on a downshift, but after driving it 2800 miles- it no longer happens.
It is a fairly close ratio gearbox and takes some time to get used to.
Thanx for the reply. You're probably right, I need more seat time when winter goes away.
 

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I sometimes hit 4th instead of 6th on a downshift, but after driving it 2800 miles- it no longer happens.
It is a fairly close ratio gearbox and takes some time to get used to.
Had the same issue initially with the 7th to 6th downshift. Then I learned to trust the reverse lockout and just pull straight back, as if going to reverse! The reverse blocking pin, that activates at 3 mph, causes it to ramp over to 6th. In addition a 7th to 4th is often a desired move when making a turn onto a rural road near my home where you’re going from a 55 mph speed limit to another 55 mph. In fact 6th is not often used as a 5th to 7th upshift is more common when reaching a higher speed. I find the shifting very easy, perhaps it just takes a little time with all the available gears.
 
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