Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: Vegas MAN, Vegas
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Living in the mountains I use engine braking for going downhill all the time. The ML55 has such high gear ratio, that on some streets I have to go to "1".
When I am in heavy traffic waiting for opportunity to pass I also switch to lower gear, but it is rare, since the response of automatic is pretty sufficient.