Cars We Drive! - Page 1625
Yeah, I just started doing that when I realized it was getting caught. I picked up my gf from the train station today without stalling even once! And even made it back home without doing it.
I shifted into 5th a few times by mistake when shooting for 3rd... That was annoying as hell. I need to be more deliberate.
Poast dem up!
Ryan Lochte's greatest fear.
It will no doubt work properly. And be included as a standard option.
Though with sensors being every modern cars weakness, (throttle position, knock sensor, etc)
Anyone who would put the lives of themselves ,their passengers and other road users at the trust of sensors?? -is a moron. And shouldn't be allowed to get a license.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 8/19/16 at 6:12pm
I got to drive our old 128i today since we are visiting the inlaws. It is great to row the gears again. It makes you feel a lot more engaged while driving. My FIL picked me up in it and he is terrible at driving a manual transmission so it was a very jerky 15min drive from the airport.
you are more engaged! i sometimes imagine what the roads would be like if all cars were stick. every modern feature on a car is oriented towards ease and entertainment, and not engagement or deliberation. tbh i'm really not much of a car guy (but i do enjoy the threadz) but at least performance demands due attention.
With the manual, you can use engine braking to slow down while coasting whereas in the auto, you're always in the highest gear, so you're not slowing down as fast as you could in a lower gear, forcing you to use your brakes earlier and harder.
Autos make it easier for you to be a sloppier driver, methinks.
Damn right I trust sensors and machines to drive more than humans. People are shit drivers and driving mistakes are easily deadly. Cars kill more people than just about anything else: it is the #2 leading cause of accidental death or injury: 34,000 people died in the US from car accidents which is more than the people of died to guns (homicides and suicides combined).