a long-time doubt of mine is adaptive transmissions that (supposedly) learn, either:I think what they are experiencing is a drawback driving one brand after another to test and then their own daily driver. Their experience with the vehicle and how it functions will be different than an actual owner who drives the car every day**. For example, if the throttle response of the Continental is different than their daily driver that they like and are accustomed to driving, a different throttle response would feel odd or as if something is wrong. There are many aspects of vehicle behavior that are just subjective.
-- how YOU drive
-- how to *accommodate* how you drive
-- how to survive how you drive
-- how to deal-with the ROADS you drive on...usually**
** first day of a highway roadtrip, it'll suck :: 1st day back to commuting, it'll suck??
if this isn't mostly hype (it's really YOU getting used to IT, not vice-versa),
I wonder if the poor transmissions would get totally confused by having a dozen or more different drivers, one after the other?