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What Overdrive button on the gear shifter is for( Automatic transmission) and what are the (PWR) AND (2ND) button's for?

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Overdrive is used when you are trying to accelerate going up a steep hill. have you ever noticed when you are going up a hill that you can not maintain speed? hit this button and you wount need to floor it

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PWR button : for the extra power that you need on your performance drive<br /> <br /> Engaging 2ND button , will comence your drive from a complete stop using the 2nd gear instead of the 1st gear,( an economy drive option)<!-- from fixya rte -->

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