My Honda V-6 manual has so much torque that in heavy stop-and-go I just leave it in 2nd and don't use low gear. Then at about 40mph I might shift to 4th or 5th. I've never tried it, but I read that 0-100mph took about 20 seconds. All in 3rd gear. --- merged: Feb 25, 2016 5:08 AM --- My old SAAB has a shifter that is kind of 'notchy' but very positive. I like the feel. My dad says like an old Jaguar. I've (unfortunately) never had a chance to drive an old Jaguar. The Honda feels like the shift lever should be able to slip another 6mm or so further into the 'gate' in 3rd and 5th. But both the dealer and a local Honda independent say it's right where it should be. If I'm a little more mindful shifting into 3rd it works fine.