Go Back   The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang by Model Year > 2010-2014 Mustang
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

2010-2014 Mustang News of the Current Generation Mustang
Sponsored By: CARiD

Welcome to The Mustang Source!
Welcome to The Mustang Source,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 4/7/12, 5:42 PM   #1
Member
 

Join Date: February 17, 2012
Posts: 42
2013 Mustang with SelectShift Question

Please don't make fun. I'm looking at getting a 2013 GT Mustang and since I have trouble with my wrist I'm going to have to get the Automatic Transmission.

So my question, has anyone driven the Auto in manual mode yet? How does it work? Do you have to get to a full stop to switch it back to auto-mode or is it something you can do on the fly, like with European cars? I'm upgrading from an '06 so any info is appreciated. Thanks!
SolRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 6:15 PM   #2
Mach 1 Member
 
going for broke's Avatar
 

Join Date: March 20, 2011
Location: Bremen, Indiana
Posts: 869
2012 GT/CS Coupe
There are many more autos then sticks produced. No one is going to make fun of you..
From what I understand you can hold gears right into the limiter and it will let you manually downshift at any time So long as it won't cause the engine to over rev.
__________________
2013 Mustang GT/CS coupe
going for broke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 6:47 PM   #3
GT Member
 
RiceEatin2000GT's Avatar
 
Mike

Join Date: November 20, 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 199
2010 Mustang GT
Send a message via AIM to RiceEatin2000GT
i spoke to cinque a bit about this in PM's. Some of the things he mentioned was you can start in 1/2/3 gear and it will automatically downshift so the engine doesnt stall out. Im sure he will chime in with a bit more info.
__________________
2013 Mustang GT Premium - Sterling gray metallic
-Automatic transmission
-Brembo brake package
-security package
RiceEatin2000GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 6:56 PM   #4
Mach 1 Member
 
HizliBullet's Avatar
 
MUSTANG

Join Date: October 11, 2009
Posts: 739
2012 Mustang GT 5.0
Solryan welcome to TMS

Best way to decide is by driving one seeing first hand.
__________________
2012 GT
Mods: GT500 mudflaps
HizliBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 7:01 PM   #5
Member
 

Join Date: February 17, 2012
Posts: 42
Awesome. I'm kinda self conscious about it, the dealerships here really haven't been very kind about it. I get a lot of smirks when I say Automatic and GT Mustang... But I've been hoping for some sort of Manual mode for a while,even if it's a button I'll take it lol, but I don't want to damage the engine because I forgot to downshift...
SolRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 7:20 PM   #6
GTR Member
 
Ltngdrvr's Avatar
 

Join Date: February 18, 2010
Location: S.E. Texas
Posts: 4,990
2014 Mustang GT, 1994 Lightning, 2012 F250 PowerStroke
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolRyan View Post
Awesome. I'm kinda self conscious about it, the dealerships here really haven't been very kind about it. I get a lot of smirks when I say Automatic and GT Mustang... But I've been hoping for some sort of Manual mode for a while,even if it's a button I'll take it lol, but I don't want to damage the engine because I forgot to downshift...
You are obviously going to the wrong dealer or getting the wrong salesman if they are looking down their nose at you for wanting an automatic so you should just go to another dealer or salesman.


It won't damage anything by switching between manual(sport) mode and automatic mode at any time, either mode will just take over for the other as you change.

Automatic is great for drag racing too, much easier to launch.
__________________
2014 Mustang GT, Black, Recaros, 6 Spd Manual, Brembos, 3.73
My Gang: www.v6mustangperformance.com
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ltngdrvr?feature=mhum
My albums: http://haloclub.com/gallery/album02?page=1
Fuel economy tracker: http://www.fuelly.com/driver/ltngdrvr/mustang
Ltngdrvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 8:04 PM   #7
Mach 1 Member
 
going for broke's Avatar
 

Join Date: March 20, 2011
Location: Bremen, Indiana
Posts: 869
2012 GT/CS Coupe
You can take off in third gear in the 12 I have now. Doesn't hurt anything but it's obviously sluggish getting rolling.
__________________
2013 Mustang GT/CS coupe
going for broke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 8:06 PM   #8
Bullitt Member
 
grabberblue 5.0's Avatar
 
David

Join Date: March 19, 2012
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 454
2011 GT
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolRyan
Awesome. I'm kinda self conscious about it, the dealerships here really haven't been very kind about it. I get a lot of smirks when I say Automatic and GT Mustang... But I've been hoping for some sort of Manual mode for a while,even if it's a button I'll take it lol, but I don't want to damage the engine because I forgot to downshift...
Nothing funny about an automatic, especially if you require it due to a medical condition. Find more mature salesmen at a more mature dealership. If they really wanna sell you a car they wouldn't be such buttheads.
grabberblue 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 8:14 PM   #9
GT Member
 
RiceEatin2000GT's Avatar
 
Mike

Join Date: November 20, 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 199
2010 Mustang GT
Send a message via AIM to RiceEatin2000GT
Quote:
Originally Posted by going for broke View Post
You can take off in third gear in the 12 I have now. Doesn't hurt anything but it's obviously sluggish getting rolling.
12's have select shift? lol
__________________
2013 Mustang GT Premium - Sterling gray metallic
-Automatic transmission
-Brembo brake package
-security package
RiceEatin2000GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 8:27 PM   #10
Member
 

Join Date: February 17, 2012
Posts: 42
Thanks guys, y'all have been a great help. Yeah, so far I've gotten told I should just buy another car and I've also been told that I could just own up to not knowing how to drive a stick..like I'm enjoying having a degenerative disease in my wrist. No one at the dealership will answer my questions. I was really getting annoyed.

I'm really excited for the 2013 now... Now I just need to find one, and a decent dealer

Thanks again
SolRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 8:30 PM   #11
GT Member
 
RiceEatin2000GT's Avatar
 
Mike

Join Date: November 20, 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 199
2010 Mustang GT
Send a message via AIM to RiceEatin2000GT
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolRyan View Post
Thanks guys, y'all have been a great help. Yeah, so far I've gotten told I should just buy another car and I've also been told that I could just own up to not knowing how to drive a stick..like I'm enjoying having a degenerative disease in my wrist. No one at the dealership will answer my questions. I was really getting annoyed.

I'm really excited for the 2013 now... Now I just need to find one, and a decent dealer

Thanks again
Thats really messed up that people give u grief about it. Even in my car circle i also get grief but at the end of the day the automatic is every bit as fast as the manual mustangs compared up against most drivers. Ive done some racing in my day and the amount of people ive beaten just because they cant drive their "faster stick" car is quite comical.
__________________
2013 Mustang GT Premium - Sterling gray metallic
-Automatic transmission
-Brembo brake package
-security package
RiceEatin2000GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 8:48 PM   #12
Bullitt Member
 
=HYPERDRIVE='s Avatar
 

Join Date: February 5, 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 282
Garage
I would look for a different dealer then, no one is going to tell me what I should or should of got. Personally I thought of getting a manual car, but decided on auto because Im looking for a powerfull v8 muscle car, that will be a cruiser ,but with power where I need it most. Know that I will encounter many people that will look and say the typical "should of got a manual" but you only will hear it from 2 type of people : 1) average Joe that always thinks any sport car has to be a manual just because its a sport car
2) elitist folk, that think autos are for tards and people that don't know how to drive, and your not worthy of anything you do with your car (racing/track etc).
__________________
2013-Mustang- GT Premium =Sterling Grey=
= leather Recaro's - Auto trans. = Order 2-11-12 =Delivered 4-23-12=
( Came with CS right door insert from factory, its still there ]
Mods:
Wheels:20X8.5 & 20X10 Stealth Black Bullitt Motorsport With Toyo Proxes 4 235 front-295 back
Exhaust: Borla S -Type Catback
Engine: JLT Oil-Seperator , Airaid Cold Air Intake


=HYPERDRIVE= is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 9:34 PM   #13
V6 Member
 
13TrackPack's Avatar
 

Join Date: April 4, 2012
Posts: 75
I have driven a '13 auto, but it was a V6. Still, I can address any specific questions you may have.

I also agree with everyone else in this thread: Screw those jack-offs for giving you grief. Even if you didn't have a health concern, driving an automatic is nothing to be ashamed of.
13TrackPack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 9:43 PM   #14
Mach 1 Member
 

Join Date: July 26, 2004
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 650
2014 Mustang 5.0 6AT
Quote:
Originally Posted by RiceEatin2000GT View Post
12's have select shift? lol
No... The pre-Select Shift auto's in 2011/12 Mustang allow you to manually select gears 1-2-3 then D-N-R-P.
__________________
2014 Mustang 5.0 - Ruby Red - 6AT - #14
kn7671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 9:44 PM   #15
Cobra Member
 
PJRManagement's Avatar
 
Peter

Join Date: December 16, 2011
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,443
2011 GT Premium
Garage
I have my 2011 GT Premium with AUTO - my wife can't drive stick and I want her to enjoy our car, too. I had my first track day last weekend. I put the AdvanceTrac into Sport Mode for each session, and I dis-engaged the Overdrive. The car was a champ on the track, even my instructor was impressed at how the Auto handled the track and held gears for as long as you kept your right foot on it. You get what you like, and enjoy it. Real car guys don't care if you have a manual or an auto, only jerks with their own opinions.
__________________
Pete
2011 GT Premium, Race Red, Rapid Spec 400A, 6AT, Electronics Package, Comfort Package, strut-tower brace. Mods - GT500 SVT exhaust, GT500 rear wing, CDC chin spoiler, Roush CAI, Eibach Pro-System-Plus-Kit (springs, dampers, sway bars), BMR adjustable PHB, Ford Racing GT500 forged wheels, Ford Racing SVT Brembo brakes, Goodridge steel lines, CPC-NXT hood struts, CDC dead pedal, HID bi-xenon conversion kit, security system, custom Katzkin saddle leather interior, GT500 rear mud guards, window tint, resonator delete, Höen fog lights, Lloyd tri-bar mats.
PJRManagement is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 9:46 PM   #16
Member
 

Join Date: February 17, 2012
Posts: 42
Yeah, I've heard junk about my auto for years, but once people see the problem with my hand they back off. This year has been the first time I've heard a dealership bother me over it. I was trying to find an auto in the spec I wanted and got the "an auto?" and smirk. I made the mistake of just looking at a used '12 Boss last month and had a dealer tell me that a real man could teach me to drive a stick, just because I walked up to the car to look... I can't wait for the process to be over lol...
SolRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 9:49 PM   #17
Member
 

Join Date: February 17, 2012
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13TrackPack View Post
I have driven a '13 auto, but it was a V6. Still, I can address any specific questions you may have.

I also agree with everyone else in this thread: Screw those jack-offs for giving you grief. Even if you didn't have a health concern, driving an automatic is nothing to be ashamed of.
In manual mode, did it downshift for you if you dropped to too low a rev? Also, were the shifts fairly fast, I guess I'm wondering about lurch... Lol
SolRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 10:02 PM   #18
Bullitt Member
 
=HYPERDRIVE='s Avatar
 

Join Date: February 5, 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 282
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolRyan View Post
Yeah, I've heard junk about my auto for years, but once people see the problem with my hand they back off. This year has been the first time I've heard a dealership bother me over it. I was trying to find an auto in the spec I wanted and got the "an auto?" and smirk. I made the mistake of just looking at a used '12 Boss last month and had a dealer tell me that a real man could teach me to drive a stick, just because I walked up to the car to look... I can't wait for the process to be over lol...
" a real man could teach you how to drive a stick" wow, at that point I would flip it on his head for saying that, I know some people have that kind of mentality and might say it as a joke, but anyway he would of known I don't like it afterwards really quick. But if you can look past this, and hold on until you get your car, you wont have to listen to them, just to the nice v8 in front
__________________
2013-Mustang- GT Premium =Sterling Grey=
= leather Recaro's - Auto trans. = Order 2-11-12 =Delivered 4-23-12=
( Came with CS right door insert from factory, its still there ]
Mods:
Wheels:20X8.5 & 20X10 Stealth Black Bullitt Motorsport With Toyo Proxes 4 235 front-295 back
Exhaust: Borla S -Type Catback
Engine: JLT Oil-Seperator , Airaid Cold Air Intake


=HYPERDRIVE= is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 10:18 PM   #19
V6 Member
 
13TrackPack's Avatar
 

Join Date: April 4, 2012
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolRyan View Post
In manual mode, did it downshift for you if you dropped to too low a rev? Also, were the shifts fairly fast, I guess I'm wondering about lurch... Lol
Nope, it didn't drop the gears for me. Though I only had this situation come up at one point where I came to a stop in third and it stayed in third while I was stopped. So, I dropped it down to first and took off from 1st again. I don't know what would happen if you tried the same thing in 5th or 6th.

Lurch is minimal but definitely present. This is just my opinion, but the small time it takes to engage the gear you selected is comparable to the time it takes for a manual driver to disengage the clutch, shift, and engage again. The car keeps revving even after you hit the button until the next gear is engaged, though, so that's a plus. For instance, these cars redline at 7k, and if you up-shift at 6500 the car keeps pulling and engages the new gear right at 7k.

Last edited by 13TrackPack; 4/7/12 at 10:20 PM.
13TrackPack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 10:21 PM   #20
Member
 

Join Date: February 17, 2012
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by =HYPERDRIVE= View Post
" a real man could teach you how to drive a stick" wow, at that point I would flip it on his head for saying that, I know some people have that kind of mentality and might say it as a joke, but anyway he would of known I don't like it afterwards really quick. But if you can look past this, and hold on until you get your car, you wont have to listen to them, just to the nice v8 in front
Yeah, I snapped at that. I'm normally mature enough to walk away, but he hit me wrong and he heard about... I think half the dealership did actually....

I will definitely take yalls advice and see if I can get better treatment from another dealer. I want my Mustang and very little is going to keep me from getting it... I've waited 3 years to be in the position to get a new one... And dang it I'm getting it
SolRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4/7/12, 10:21 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

Sponsors



 

MotM Winners
December 2012 MotM Winner November 2012 MotM Winner September 2012 MotM Winner August 2012 MotM Winner

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 5:35 PM.


Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.