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The speed at which an OEM transmission changes gears is in large part determined by the automaker's perception of what its target market will prefer.

More often, it's limited by what the durability engineers determine as least stressful on the driveline.

My Charger's downshift response isn't bad, but the fly by wire throttle prevents any power application for about 2 seconds after shifting into reverse or drive. That delay is embarrassing when I have backed out of a parking spot and shifted to drive, trying to clear a parking spot that someone else is waiting for. It also creates a hazard for pedestrians behind the car if I have any throttle applied when the delay times out. The car lurches backward.

Neil
I'd rather just drive the car myself, thanks.
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