I am curious if there is any magic to downshifting to 1st gear in an 05 Ody. If I use the hand shifter, it downshifts smoothly and precisely and I can tell it's in 1st. When I'm driving in town (empty road, no traffic) I mashed the gas pedal all the way and it definitely doesn't downshift to 1st. Anyone else know something about this? If I'm on the highway and I hit the gas, it downshifts nicely (and boy do I love to hear the vtec kick in).