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DjShift, 28 November 2016, 00:19
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r8lover wrote:
Mazdafreak wrote:
r8lover wrote:
DjShift wrote:
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DjShift wrote:
That actually looks like the perfect place for the gears! I would much prefer that than what's in most cars now.

It wasn't bad. It just would take some getting used to. I just missed the place to rest my hand on the knob but it did make me keep both hands on the wheel more lol.

Do you drive with your left hand normally though? I always use my right hand to steer and rest my left arm on the door.

I mean it depends. Typically I'll do that and hold the shifter with my right hand, but often I'll alternate while driving.

You shouldn't rest your hand on the shifter, even in an automatic.

Why exactly? What could it possibly do to mess with the transmission in an automatic? I do know it's bad for manuals.

He's actually right. I tried resting my hand there today after you mentioned it in my landlord's old Automatic Chrysler and it ended up shifting into neutral on the highway. Was not a good idea at all

DjShift
from Sodus Point, New York
r8lover, 28 November 2016, 01:10
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DjShift wrote:
He's actually right. I tried resting my hand there today after you mentioned it in my landlord's old Automatic Chrysler and it ended up shifting into neutral on the highway. Was not a good idea at all

My transmission has a button you press in order to shift to prevent that exact situation from happening.

r8lover
from Ohio
DjShift, 28 November 2016, 02:01
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r8lover wrote:
DjShift wrote:
He's actually right. I tried resting my hand there today after you mentioned it in my landlord's old Automatic Chrysler and it ended up shifting into neutral on the highway. Was not a good idea at all

My transmission has a button you press in order to shift to prevent that exact situation from happening.

His does too but if your foot is on the gas or brake then you don't have to click the button.

DjShift
from Sodus Point, New York
obsidianspots, 28 November 2016, 09:29
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Swag

obsidianspots
from Rochester, New York
Mazdafreak, 28 November 2016, 19:25
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r8lover wrote:
DjShift wrote:
He's actually right. I tried resting my hand there today after you mentioned it in my landlord's old Automatic Chrysler and it ended up shifting into neutral on the highway. Was not a good idea at all

My transmission has a button you press in order to shift to prevent that exact situation from happening.

If your car is like either of my parents' cars, you do not have to push the button in if you're shifting out of reverse and into either neutral or drive, or if you're shifting from drive to neutral.

Mazdafreak
from North Carolina
r8lover, 28 November 2016, 19:59
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Mazdafreak wrote:
r8lover wrote:
DjShift wrote:
He's actually right. I tried resting my hand there today after you mentioned it in my landlord's old Automatic Chrysler and it ended up shifting into neutral on the highway. Was not a good idea at all

My transmission has a button you press in order to shift to prevent that exact situation from happening.

If your car is like either of my parents' cars, you do not have to push the button in if you're shifting out of reverse and into either neutral or drive, or if you're shifting from drive to neutral.

My car requires a button to do anything except go from Reverse to Neutral, Neutral to Drive, or Manual to Drive. All of the other ones I've driven require a fair bit of force to put it in Neutral from Drive if a button isn't required.

r8lover
from Ohio
DjShift, 28 November 2016, 21:35
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Does shifting from drive to neutral and back to drive while going 60 mph damage a car?

DjShift
from Sodus Point, New York
M_Dachis, 28 November 2016, 21:43
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Finally we got an Aventador in the country, Lambo dealership never opened here but someone finally succeeded to import one (except from the Countach)

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M_Dachis
from Israel
Mazdafreak, 28 November 2016, 21:59
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DjShift wrote:
Does shifting from drive to neutral and back to drive while going 60 mph damage a car?

Just leave it in Drive and keep your hands off the shifter. :-)

Mazdafreak
from North Carolina
DjShift, 29 November 2016, 02:41
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DjShift wrote:
Does shifting from drive to neutral and back to drive while going 60 mph damage a car?

Just leave it in Drive and keep your hands off the shifter. :-)

Oh I'm not doing that again. Lol. But do you think it damaged it the one time it did happen?

DjShift
from Sodus Point, New York
obsidianspots, 29 November 2016, 12:34
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Yes, it is 100% totaled.

obsidianspots
from Rochester, New York
Mazdafreak, 29 November 2016, 16:10
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DjShift wrote:
Mazdafreak wrote:
DjShift wrote:
Does shifting from drive to neutral and back to drive while going 60 mph damage a car?

Just leave it in Drive and keep your hands off the shifter. :-)

Oh I'm not doing that again. Lol. But do you think it damaged it the one time it did happen?

Well it certainly didn't extend the life of the transmission lol. Unless you heard or felt a jolt when you put it back in Drive, it probably didn't do much damage.

Mazdafreak
from North Carolina
racemanryan, 01 December 2016, 22:19
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**ATTENTION ALL NC USERS and anyone else interested** I'm Planning a Car Show

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from Rocky Mount, North Carolina
bej96, 02 December 2016, 08:59
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Mazdafreak wrote:
DjShift wrote:
Mazdafreak wrote:
DjShift wrote:
Does shifting from drive to neutral and back to drive while going 60 mph damage a car?

Just leave it in Drive and keep your hands off the shifter. :-)

Oh I'm not doing that again. Lol. But do you think it damaged it the one time it did happen?

Well it certainly didn't extend the life of the transmission lol. Unless you heard or felt a jolt when you put it back in Drive, it probably didn't do much damage.


Probably not the best idea lol, i do the accidenttaly in my turbo Mk4 Golf so used to changing geaRs with tiptronic when I put it in D ;) sometimes I change it to N, did that once doing about 160kmh

bej96
from New Zealand
Mazdafreak, 14 December 2016, 18:20
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bej96 wrote:
Mazdafreak wrote:
DjShift wrote:
Mazdafreak wrote:
DjShift wrote:
Does shifting from drive to neutral and back to drive while going 60 mph damage a car?

Just leave it in Drive and keep your hands off the shifter. :-)

Oh I'm not doing that again. Lol. But do you think it damaged it the one time it did happen?

Well it certainly didn't extend the life of the transmission lol. Unless you heard or felt a jolt when you put it back in Drive, it probably didn't do much damage.


Probably not the best idea lol, i do the accidenttaly in my turbo Mk4 Golf so used to changing geaRs with tiptronic when I put it in D ;) sometimes I change it to N, did that once doing about 160kmh

I've done that in my mom's Passat once or twice. I usually drive it in Tiptronic to help cover for the turbo lag, and a couple times I forgot I was in D and accidentally popped it into neutral instead up upshifting into second.

Mazdafreak
from North Carolina
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