Originally Posted by Rubber314Chicken
Well, there is a chance they would know more about cars than the driver. Most people don't know you can shift while you are going, just not into park and from drive to reverse. But to neutral and from drive to low gears is all fair game.
If you change to low gears, it's not actually going to shift on an auto. If you are going 60, and put it in 1 it might drop to second or third but never above the rev limit. It's the old 1-D-1 shuffle in the AOD tranny. Put it in first, redline it, put it in D to shift to 2nd, then drop it to 1 again, and it will hold second until redline again, and then you put it in D again to hit the third gear.