and had to go through the mountains. I asked the question before I bought the '11 about the transmission with its L and D selections only and was assured it wouldn't be a big deal. We went up to Snowshoe Mountain but had to cross over Cheat Mtn to get there. Cheat is over 4000ft with a 9% grade with twists and turns. Snowshoe has 10% grades with twists and turns but not as high as Cheat. Anyway, I was having troubles being comfortable with the L as first and second, and D as third and fourth. I really needed 1,2 & 3 to be separate. I couldn't go down by step enough in the gears. When I'd get the speed back down enough to shift down (it was raining seriously) to L, it was too high and the engine revved uncomfortably. I shouldn't have to ride my breaks down the mountain. I didn't have this problem in the 06, so I'm a little concerned. On Cheat Mtn. it was snowing horribly and we needed to stay under 30mph but I could go 20-25 in L, but had to ride the breaks in D at 30 because it wanted to be comfy at 40-45. I'm really not sure what to think. Except for all that, it drove wonderfully. If it were summer and hot, I'd really be concerned about the brakes getting overheated.