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There is no point, logic, or rationale to downshift an automatic transmission to slow a car.

1. Some of us who really hate ourselves for not buying a stick like to have gear control.

2.Even light cars on steep grades can use a little brake help sometimes.

3. Properly used, manual gear selection is effective to help control the vehicle in slippary conditions.

Just my 2c, and yeah, I really shoulda got a stick.

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