What was the pattern in the old cars with the steering wheel stalk for shifting manually? I remember the pattern in cars in India were basically the same as the general pattern, just move the entire console from the floor to the steering wheel. Basically first was you pull towards you and push up, 2nd just push down, 3rd just push up from neutral position, 4th down. Reverse was you push back and down.TD said:Why does everyone else put it down-right? Up-left vs. down-right, who's to say what's correct?
I had this same issue on one turn at our last autox... luckily I only screwed up once.Jeff_DML said:[BI personally think there is something wrong with my transmisson in the bimmer.[/b]
I was thinking more along the lines of highway traffic, but hey why not!
Also if you are speed down-shifting from 5 to 4th on a track or auto-x, thus down right might not be good, then I congrulate you because you are hauling some serious butt.
Just use <<< >>>> instead of spaces..EugieBaange said:
F**k! It doesn't like my spaces
Just pretend that's an "H" up there, I don't feel like figuring it out
The first time I drove a VAG (an old Scirocco), I didn't know you had to push down, and never found reverse so I had to go forward and drive it around the block to get it to where I wanted. :lmao:Jeff_DML said:My audi is push down for reverse. This is even better, then no mis-shift for sure since you will not be pushing down when shifting from 1 to 2nd.
I never liked the push down shift pattern . . . I like the right and down the best but up and left isn't too bad either.Jeff_DML said:My audi is push down for reverse. This is even better, then no mis-shift for sure since you will not be pushing down when shifting from 1 to 2nd.
The only time you would use 1st was at the start of a race, ie most of the time you would be going through the other gears.....Keep 1st and Reverse out of the way.....cenotaph said:I believe that (some) old Ferraris were set up like this:
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Not sure why.