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Upshift me, Scotty!

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:47 pm

Captain Kirk opines about the Amish

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Re: Upshift me, Scotty!

Post by IMBoring25 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:03 pm

Bunch of nonsense about interior designers not having room for a shift lever with all the cupholders and cubbies...Except in a few classes of vehicle it's hard to find a column-shift automatic anymore...They put the AT mode selectors in the same place they'd put a shift lever and many are made to look very similar.

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Re: Upshift me, Scotty!

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:58 pm

IMBoring25 wrote:Bunch of nonsense about interior designers not having room for a shift lever with all the cupholders and cubbies...Except in a few classes of vehicle it's hard to find a column-shift automatic anymore...They put the AT mode selectors in the same place they'd put a shift lever and many are made to look very similar.
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But the "Bouquet" of an Amish shifter is HUGE compared to that of a slushbox shifter. They ARE a packaging nightmare.
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Re: Upshift me, Scotty!

Post by theholycow » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:18 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:But the "Bouquet" of an Amish shifter is HUGE compared to that of a slushbox shifter. They ARE a packaging nightmare.
Perfect excuse for a short throw!
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Re: Upshift me, Scotty!

Post by tankinbeans » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:57 am

Excuses, excuses.

They're not as profitable among the lazy set and don't see, thus they aren't offered. Shifting while applying makeup and chowing a heart-attack Burger deluxe while sipping a Mega-Buddy is difficult and the concept of getting in a car and having to do something to operate it safely does not compute. People have other things they'd prefer to do with their hands than play with a stick (see hyperbole.)
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