I posted this earlier, and since posting, have been to the Hyundai\ndealer about the problem, only to tell me there is no problem.\n\nIf you have an '04 Sonata GLS, could you try this and let me know your\nresults?\n\n1. When I start the engine cold, the tach shows about 1600 RPM for\nabout 30 seconds, then drops to about 1000 for another minute or so.\nWas told this is normal to quickly warn the catalytic converter\n\n2. In shiftronic mode (only so you can actually see what gear it is\nin), Come to a stop or near stop and see if it bypasses downshifting\nfrom 3rd to 2nd and goes right into 1st, skipping second altogether\n\nThis is getting to be a real pain, especially if I slow down to a few\nMPH and need to accelerated and I am still in 3rd gear, when it\nclearly should be in 2nd. Again, I was told this was normal. The\nex-McDonalds worker/Hyundai tech said this is normal. I asked if I\ntook one of the 04's from the lot and drove it if it would also do\nthat, to which he replied "they are all different, so that car might\nshift fine"