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Old 05-02-2008, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 View Post
Well, when backing out of a driveway in R, you have to stop the vehicle. Put it in D. Give it a second to change gears to D, then gently apply the throttle. If you slop it from R to D and floor it simultaneously, the gearbox will slip, shudder, and fail to respond because it simply cannot do what you ask it to do, which is do 3 things at once. A had a friend who was a terrible driver and never stopped when changing gears on his Toyota. He ended up stalling the vehicle on multiple occasions.

Folks, you gotta realise that the AT is an extremely complicated mechanism.
Pulling Out = Coming out, not necessarily backing out.

Actually, she was coming out from the driveway at about 5 mph trying to merge into a narrow street. She didn't and there is no need to floor the throttle. She accelerated as usual but the vehicle did not respond until a couple of seconds later.
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