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  • #6108
    Blisschick
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    Just a random question…I couldn’t find anything on the Interwebz, so I thought I’d ask here.

    My husband and I were having a discussion today about the stick shift configuration in cars, and were wondering: is the configuration the same in the UK as here (1st gear in the top left position) or opposite, since the steering is on the right (1st gear in the top right position)? He seems to think it would have to be mirror image of what we’re used to, but I recall seeing a video on YouTube that makes me think otherwise (although I couldn’t really tell for sure).

    Yes, we’re getting old and boring…it’s not as if we have anything better to worry about. /roll eyes/

    #107354
    Gwynnie
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    Yes, 1 3 5
    2 4

    If that makes sense. And reverse depends on the car!

    #107355
    Gwynnie
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    Well… the 2 was under the 1… you know what I mean ^_^

    #107359
    Blisschick
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    So you’re saying it’s the same, then?

    #107362
    Pete Part Three
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    Yup.

    #107365
    Blisschick
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    Gotcha. Thanks you both.

    #107366
    ori-STUDFARM
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    Didn’t think you got numbered gear shift in America. I thought it was just Drive, Park and Reverse!!

    #107371
    Ben Paddon
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    If you’re in an Automatic, yeah.

    #107386
    Blisschick
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    Automatics are more popular here, but there are some of us that prefer manual. All our cars are stick shift. I didn’t fully learn how to drive one until about 10 years ago. Now I can’t really drive an automatic without trying to put myself through the windshield! I have to use both feet to drive now or it just feels wrong.

    #107390
    Dave
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    >I have to use both feet to drive now or it just feels wrong.

    I love The Flintstones.

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