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Re: Go!

Postby Squint » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:07 am

theholycow wrote:There have been a scant few cars with the shifter in that position in the US but I think they're a bit more common on other continents. We do have some automatics whose PRNDL shifter is there in minivans and SUVs though.

I've asked about it before and people say it's comfortable but it looks like a hassle to me.

I think the Honda Element had dash manual shifter. Maybe Bill will be able to let us know on here if he sees this thread. I've driven more than a handful of automatic minivans that have dash controls though.
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Re: Go!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:58 pm

Shifting into or out of a gear is accomplished by shift lever motion in the x-z plane.

Selecting a gear plane is accomplished by shift lever motion in the y-z plane.

Same as if it was a floor-mounted shifter.
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Re: Go!

Postby ClutchDisc » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:02 pm

I think the Scion XB has a slanted dash shifter too? The later models anyway, right Squint?
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Re: Go!

Postby Squint » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:50 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:I think the Scion XB has a slanted dash shifter too? The later models anyway, right Squint?

Kind of. Here is an xB interior vs a Honda Element interior. They are almost like a hybrid between fully dash mounted and floor mounted since they seem to be attached to both.

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