Some may consider me totally in left field with this input, but nonetheless, to me it's serious. Sure, it feels nifty to decelerate though your transmission (kind of a race driver flavor ), but it's a **** of a lot easier on your mechanicals to just apply your brakes. Plus, replacing your brake pads is a **** of a lot cheaper than having your transaxle rebuilt. Yes, by all means enjoy your xB2, but also, be nice to your xB2 -- in the process you'll be nice to your wallet as well ! In any case, god luck with it dude !