Right. I assume if people knew what that was they wouldn't then be asking about neutral or park. I guess I want to know: what do you think you're accomplishing by putting an auto into neutral or park at a red light?
I sometimes put my car in N only if I’m using the paddle shifters. Complete stop, put back in D. So it’s automatic again. I Don’t like using M for the paddles. I know the transmission should go back to automatic mode but I guess not soon enough.
I use the paddles mostly because Normal cruising kinda sucks with a 2.62 gear.
Only time I use P (never N) is at trains or completely stopped traffic, such as construction or God forbid an accident. Oh and usually in line at the bank...while they're looking around to see if I have any money left for more gas!!
N, but I have an M6
My BMW SUV has an AUTO H button (automatic hold) on the center console that sets and releases the brake in stop and go traffic. More useful for traffic jams than regular city driving, and takes a little getting used to. The car won't move until you hit the gas pedal, which is a little disorienting if you're used to letting your car roll from a dead stop into a gradual acceleration after you release the brake pedal.