Re: Driving out of the snow in '11 4x4 WK2 with QT I
On a NORMAL transmission, your right, 3 means it shifts UPTO 3, 2 means UPTO 2, etc...HOWEVER, even on my old F350 with an auto, you could MANUALLY shift the gears to whatever you wanted providing the ECU decided it was safe. so starting is second was quite possible.
Some modern transmissions allow you more control over your transmissions then the older ones. For example, on the new 2014's with the 8speed, I can physically select a gear... and I belive on that old transmission when you put it into manual shift mode, you can as well....though I only drove one once...