Some advice please. I am new to driving an automatic and as I dont yet have a handbook, I thought some of you could offer some advice. When I am sat in slow/stationary traffic, I knock the car into 'N'eutral so as to prevent the car trying to pull whilst held on the brakes. Is this a good idea or totally uneccessary? My C180 has the five speed auto box, not the 'tip-tronic' version. When wanting to overtake is it OK to knock it down to 4 or even 3 manually in order to overtake quicker? It just seems quicker than waiting for the kickdown if you can see an opportunity to go. I know the W and S button is for winter and summer driving, but I have tried it in W and cannot tell much if any difference in the gear changes. Isnt it supposed to pull off in 2nd and change gear sooner, or is there no noticable difference? Thanks.