It's claimed sometimes that the first gear must be used only to start moving and you should shift into second as soon as possible because driving in first gear is not good for the gearbox/motor/in general. Is it really so? As far as I know the only difference between gears is gear ratios and driving with one ratio cannot be worse than driving with another (as long as the motor rotation is in its normal working range).
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