my 2007 acura tl doesn't downshift smoothly when using automatic transmission, it seems to be a little jerky, is this normal.
by Visitor in Ruskin, FL on April 12, 2010
Yep, it's the same on mine too... I actually took it to the dealer & had a service tech take a ride with me to make sure they knew what it was doing. The tech said that all the high end performance cars (BMW, Mercedes-Benz, etc.) have that feel when the automatic transmission downshifts. Something to do with the clutch plates. American car manufacturers actually use a different transmission configuration to smooth out the shifting, but it sacrifices performance.
Anyway, almost 3 years after buying my TL, I'm pretty used to it, and it happens less often because I've subconsciously adapted my driving habits to this car.