First impression after owning my 2002
LS8 sport one week and driving it 600
miles. I have experimented with the
SelectShift transmission in various
situations and so far it has performed
well. I have not experienced the
problems that I see mentioned
frequently in reviews. If I shift it
as one would normally do with a manual
when RPMs are at a reasonable level,
it reacts without delay and shifts
smoothly. Even when shifting more
aggressively, the transmission
I am most impressed by the way the car
behaves when pushed hard through
curves. It holds the road very well.
One suggestion for improvement is to
offer alternatives to Sprint for the
Vehicle Communication System.
Another is to eliminate the steering
wheel mounted 'mode' switch for the
audio system. I have inadvertantly
activated this on multiple occasions.