Join Date: Jun 2009
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Welcome to F Lift Hellfrost,
Lovely gift. I'm sure your bother will be delighted.
re your question - technically you don't need to shift to neutral when you turn the engine off - you only need to be in neutral when you start the engine. However on my 360, I've encountered problems in the past parking in gear and not being able to engage neutral at re-start. I always park in neutral now (assuming a level parking surface).
Never used the auto feature so can't be of much help there, but I would assume a manual shift to neutral would be best advised.
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