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The transmission is very smooth shifting as well and has a "hold" feature that gives some degree of manual control. I've found it to be really useless to be honest. It does not give truly manual control of the transmission as it should. If left in D the only thing it does is to start the car off in 2nd and shifts as usual up to 4th. With the "hold" feature activated it does not downshift automatically for engine braking as per the normal mode. That's about it. I say leave it in normal mode unless on loose gravel or you want to be miserly and save some fuel by starting off in 2nd.

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Q: What is the use of the hold button on a galant automatic?
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