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Scudetto
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New cars and their autobox settings

I'm sure you have seen this. On new era cars like Mercs, the auto shift lever has moved from the centre console (so as to make room for more cupholders... is this a car, or a kitchen? But anyway...) to the steering column.

The shift pattern goes:

R
N/P< push for the latter
D

No matter which direction of travel you choose (R/D), the physical shift lever stays in the same place (in N/P)

Am I alone in not liking this one bit? Granted, a quick look out of the window will tell you the direction of travel. I'm wondering whether this ambiguous shift lever is better than the old and visually affirmative PRND32 of old?

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Last edited by Scudetto; 02-03-19 at 20:32.
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