If the gear number blinks in manual mode when trying to upshift is it because your rpm is to low. Just going over speed bumps leaving work and the locals complain about noise so try to keep car as quiet as poss
Yes it is. Will also blink on the downshift if around 5-10 mph and changing down from 2nd to 1st if you catch it at the wrong time, to prevent it trying to lurch into 1st without DRM activating. I've found the most comfortable low speed downshift rpm's are 3rd to 2nd at 2.5k rpm and 2nd to 1st at 2.1k rpm.
ps. if you want to keep it quiet auto mode changes up at ridiculously low rpm's.