I wasn’t aware that the transmission has a “learning stage”. Lately I’ve developed the habit of shifting into Neutral with my auto trans, in certain situations, so that the car will coast (instead of slowing down abruptly due to the trans downshifting automatically). Now I’m wondering if this is a good practice (odometer reads about 3,100km./1,900mi). Would anyone know?
The downshift will definitely smooth out. However, due to the fuel cut-off feature that saves gas during decelleration, it still tends to be more noticable that the old style auto that were completely seamless on downshift.