Well, I was randomily sitting around, when I noticed my civic manual was glistening on my dining table. I grabbed it, and launched into an .. information mining .. trance. THEN!! I noticed it said that you could downshift, and use the engine+transmission to brake (or mebbe break ) you're car... Here's my question .. I've always known that you can let go of the clutch at a low gear, and not accelerate .. and u'll slow.. but is that a safe thing to do? Does it mess up the transmission, engine, etc?