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I own a 2009 ML350 with those nifty paddles to up and down-shift. I was driving down a mountain road from a ski area...8% - 10% for about three miles, lots of turns. So I decided to use engine braking. Mechanically, it worked just fine. But I do not recommend it for one reason: the driver behind you is conditioned to respond to brake lights (as are we all). So when all of a sudden you don't brake on a steeper slope and your car just slows down...you could get rear-ended...the guy behind me honked twice until he completely woke up and stayed farther back. ...My two cents...
 

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The driver behind you is an idiot for tail-gating. Never mind going a mountain road. Impatient drivers do this regularly on the main roads and side streets everywhere these days.
That's why we use 2-3 channel dashcams. Videos show everything.
 
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