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The QV is my first non truly automatic transmission.

I know that it's bad for the transmission to inch forward if the car is stopped, but what about when the car is already in motion?

I ask because my commute is such that I am at a steady 5-10 mph for certain portions, and I want to know if it's bad for the transmission to lightly feather the throttle to maintain that constant 5mph or if I should be stopping the car, building up a gap, and then giving more throttle.

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ZF8 is a torque converter transmission so it's totally fine to creep in traffic. Dual-clutch transmissions, which you may be thinking of, are not good for creeping in traffic.
 

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Honestly, I don't think it matters one iota. Today's transmissions are so solidly built and well-engineered, that they take "stop-and-crawl" into the engineering calculations. I think this should drop from your list of worries. Thanks!!
 

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I was thinking about DCT, I was assuming the ZF8 was similar. It's good to know that it's not and creeping is ok
 

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Why are you calling it a "non truly automatic transmission"? It is a torque converter automatic. As such, it does not mind creeping, unlike an automated manual or a twin clutch transmission.
Yeah it has 95% of the advantages of semi-auto’s with none of the disadvantages while retaining all the advantages of an auto. There’s a reason this transmission is in so many cars, including the Dodge Demon...
 
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