The 200 only uses the TV cable, no vac modulator. As long as I come to a dead stop it will start in 1st and be fine. Sometimes if I come almost to a dead stop it will downshift, but I think it should shift much earlier. 5 mph in 3rd gear doesn't really work too well!
The odd thing is, the trans usually doesn't upshift out of 2nd until I get over 10 mph (very slow city streets), so it should downshift back once I get under 10, no?