The big problem with the throttle delay isn't just that the car acts funny and is a bit annoying at stop signs. IMO it's outright dangerous. When you hit the gas, you expect the car to go. If it doesn't, it might leave you hanging out in traffic. Imagine trying to zip out to make a left onto a busy road and having the car just putter along, barely moving. Or trying to merge onto the highway and having the car groan and just coast along when you expect a surge of acceleration.
Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
To the poster that complained about throttle delay... Most of the time when I hit this issue it is because the transmission is still in 2nd as I'm rolling up to a stop, but hasn't yet downshifted to 1st when I get back on the throttle. The "hesitation" is intentional to allow the tranny to get into gear. That's my theory anyway. I adjusted my driving style and have almost eliminated these "hesitations". Pretty much, stop at the corner before pulling out. This puts the tranny back in first and that big low gear will bark the tires when you punch it.