Does anyone know if the learning in the auto trans extends to the use of the manual shift buttons? For example if I upshift manually at a certain point often will the computer learn this and start doing so automatically??
This is exactly what I'm afraid of if we go with the 2.7. What a pain. It's to the point where a transmission doesnt need 10 forward gears. I would be just fine with 6. Choices, choices.Great question!
I'm at the point where whenever I drive the '19 Ranger Lariat, I can only stand it when in "sport" mode so that you can use the shift buttons to control gears and max-gear in use.
Whatever "learning" the ECU has done over the first 10,000 miles we've had the truck has only made it a mindless slave prostituting itself at the altar of 10th gear.
It's the GF's truck, and she drives it very conservatively. She puts 80% of the miles on it, so if there is such a thing as a "learning" transmission, it's got the cut of her jib. Frankly, I think the sound of the radiator fan coming on that subconsciously causes her to let off the throttle. It's loud, almost as if it's a truck! (she came from driving an Audi A6)This is exactly what I'm afraid of if we go with the 2.7. What a pain. It's to the point where a transmission doesnt need 10 forward gears. I would be just fine with 6. Choices, choices.