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Old 03-24-2005, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jspeed
- A precise and positive shifter adds to the driving experience; a rubbery shifter detracts from it.

- A progressive clutch w/ clear engagement point adds to the driving experience; a vague clutch detracts from it.

As good and comprehensive as the review is, if you agree with the above two statements, you probably would not agree with the author's conclusion.
That's an interesting perspective, and I generally agree with you. But if I may summarize his point in my own words:

"I will choose the mechanism that allows me the greatest degree of control over the vehicle, regardless of the motions which I must make to operate it. Maximizing control is the ultimate goal."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jspeed
Even when I test the shifter in a stationary car inside a showroom, a good shifter makes me think "this feels good."
I'm totally with you there. But this review has made me think about how I define driving. I've been a diehard 3 pedaler forever, but he's made some solid points you have to consider.
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