Pontoneer wrote:Hard to describe , but coming onto the brakes much like any other car - just apply smoothly and firm up progressively .
When almost stopped I lift off the brakes slightly to avoid the last moment snatch , then reapply just coming to the stop .
Yes, that's what I do in the Clio, though it never fully disengages drive until stationary. Still not quite as smooth as I can achieve in a manual car, but near enough.
Pontoneer wrote:Oh , at this time of year , when icy surfaces can be a problem , worth mentioning that it can be beneficial in an automatic to slip into neutral when coming up to a junction : you then don’t have the back wheels pushing the car on while the fronts are trying to stop it with limited grip - makes a huge difference , especially if downhill towards the mouth of a junction on snow or ice .
Not a problem I have with FWD.