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I just bought my 2004 S 60 R last week, so I am still in the getting to know you phase w/ the vehicle. Before this I had a 2003 Mustang Mach 1. Both performance oriented but the Mach was a completely different machine. The R is more luxury-sport...plus it has the useable backseats that I needed for my impending first born.

Anyway I am way off point... I have been playing w/ the vehicle; I usually drive in Sport mode and I took a 70 degree turn at about 45mph in 3rd gear...the degree of control and power was quite impressive...I think 3rd gear is my favorite.

What about the rest of you?
 

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Re: Do you have a favorite gear? (esquiR)

I was ready to vote 3rd gear but them remember a very fun left turn starting from standstill with DSTC completely off. Man I launched it hard and kept on the gas through the left turn, must have pulled some serious G's since I ended up with some serious vertigo! Now that was FUN! Today I whipped around a 320 degree off-ramp today in 2nd and just stayed on it hard at around 85Km/h (for those in the Toronto area: Allen Rd to Wilson Heights North)... no wait, it was a closed course not a public road (silly me). That was darn fun too.

I vote 1st gear with DSTC off.

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4 gear in the R for me is the most fun. I do alot of highway driving and knowing from 50-100 can I pretty much blow most cars of the road gives me a big smile.

3rd gear in my 96 LT4 from 40-100 pretty awesome as well.
 

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Re: Do you have a favorite gear? (esquiR)

First and second go by too quick under hard acceleration (only 2.5secs each). You get to be in 3rd for 4 whole seconds, ripping from 60 to 90 mph with turbo screaming...
 

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Re: Do you have a favorite gear? (MASH)

This is a VERY silly post
 

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Re: Do you have a favorite gear? (MASH)

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Re: Do you have a favorite gear? (esquiR)

Definitely third is my favorite. I usually skip fourth when driving around town and shift from third directly into fifth once I have reached in town speeds.
 
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