Originally Posted by BaltZ SS
I was in gear before I turned but when I accelerated that is when the grinding occurred. Do you think I was in too high of a gear for that speed? I was under the impression that you should never downshift into first unless you are at a dead stop or roll.
Yes, 1500 rpms is too low for 2nd gear, depends on the car, but the cobalt is geared well enough to downshift into first when taking a slow turn like the one you took, if you wish to stay in 2nd gear then take the turn at no slower than 20mph, depending on road conditions..