Now, I actually opened up my owner's manual and read it and did not
have my question answered, so don't try that on me!
I've wondered since I got this CVT-equiped Accord whether it was safe
and sane to move the shift from D to S and from S to D while the car
was in motion. Intellectually I know it's all drive by wire and it
SHOULD be safe, and that if it were not safe there should be
mechanical lockouts, and yet READING THE MANUAL it does not ever quite
say that it's OK to do this while the car is moving, the engine
engaged, etc. So fuck, I finally tried it - and there was no lockout
and there was no gnashing of gears and flying shrapnel, and I lived to
tell the story. The shifting algorithm changed, and all was well.
Now if Honda would just make the shift lever a much lighter video-game
style click shift like BMW, appropriate to a drive by wire system, it
would all be over.
ps - or would be when I finally call the dealer and see if they can
add paddle shifters to my 2013 EXL, as they are apparently included on
the 2015 EXL. but then I only have about ten months left on the lease
and I'm a little queasy about what they would charge to add paddles
even if they can do it.