Thanks for the replies guys. It’s done 189,000 he’d used it as a daily commuter for the passed 7 years doing around 80km a day guessing a lot of that would have been bumper to bumper traffic which probably has something to do with the thud. Picked it up for $2000, in NZ it was stuck on limp mode & supposedly had a stuffed turbo which turned out to be loose bolts.
Just picked up this 2003 xr6t 4 speed auto for a bargain - great car so far other than this jolt it has with the gearbox when changing from first to second at low speed (without acceleration) If I give it a bit of gas it shifts perfectly fine, if I’m using the triptronic it shifts perfectly fine. Seems as if first gear holds for too long then all of a sudden bangs into second gear (revs are off?) Any help regarding this issue would be much appreciated!