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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 10:24:54 +0200
From: "Simon Putz" <>
Subject: Re: Sensonic gearbox

<> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:agiqhd$m8ndj$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > If the sensonic is similar to the Geartronic currently found in the > > Volvos, it is not what you described. It is an automatic designed to > > allow "manual" upshifting only. The Geartronic is not any better at > > down shifting than any other automatic. I found the Geartronic was best > > left in Drive. > > Yes, the sensonic is exactly *not* what you describe. > if i understood correctly, sensonic has kind of contact or something in the gearstick, so if it senses movement, it uses a vacuum mechanism to engage the clutch and it will disengage it for you when you are in gear. to me it sounds pretty failure-prone. i like to have control over stick AND pedals. geartronic is just a normal automatic transmission, i dont know for sure, but i guess if it has a stick like those renaults (i.e. automatic-style + up and down field) then you would just tell the software of the transmission, or actuate a relais or a circuit or something to shift up and down. doesnt make much sense to me, with ATs on the market that do have sport and winter/economy mode, kickdown etc. bye simon putz

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