Having recovered adequately from a stroke I decided to opt for the ease and comfort of an automatic car. However, I was slightly shocked yesterday to find that on a gradient that the Focus when I took my foot off the brake started rolling backwards. Previous experience of autos suggest that the car would either stay in one place or crawl forwards. Ford have suggested that their new design renders the cars more like a semi automatic in this scenario and they should be treated like a manual; handbrake etc. So my question, ''is my expectations of an automatic car too much, outdated ,incorrect or reasonable?