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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.<p>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. <p>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.<br> <br>I vote 1st gear with DSTC off.<p>LTA<br>
 

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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. <p>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)

I like second gear. It's when I feel the torque and power come together smoothly and the car starts to pull well from there on out.<p>Kevin
 

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i voted for 3rd, but 4th is good too.<p>shifting from second at WOT into third...woo hoo...the car just GOES. <p>if im on the freeway...shifting into fourth is all it takes to leave most cars in the dust....<p>
 

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

How about reverse gear? 70 deg. turn at 45m.p.h. in reverse can be quite a rush! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I have evolve 93 octane flash 3 gear is really good <p>seems like fourth benifits the most from the turbo being spooled up good<p>I like both
 

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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? ("R" Kelly)

I have a GT and at 71 mph exactly it drops into third and I can reach 120 in a heart beat.
 

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

This is a VERY silly post <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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

Hey look above! JRL with a smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Hey look above! JRL with a smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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

And the real side comes out. I knew it was short term! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> And the real side comes out. I knew it was short term! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>(or) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Never will know, will you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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

So true Sible. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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

I notice "Drive" and "reverse" aren't options in the poll... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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