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Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:55 pm
by evnow
The problem with the shifter is that it is taking up space. We'll see how BMW i3's shifter is received.

Otherwise I like that shifter - so does our toddler ;)

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:12 pm
by AlaskaLEAF
The shifter is the one thing on my LEAF that I hate. I hate that you push it FORWARD to go BACKWARD.
And I hate that you pull it BACKWARD to go FORWARD. What's up with that anyway? I don't drive the LEAF every day (because my husband has a more predictable schedule than I do, so he drives it regularly) but after three months of driving it 3-4 times a week I still do it backward.
I want to put it forward to go forward. How does that not make sense?

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:45 pm
by mwalsh
^ Sorry, I was wrong about the way boats shift.

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:59 pm
by Nubo
AlaskaLEAF wrote:The shifter is the one thing on my LEAF that I hate. I hate that you push it FORWARD to go BACKWARD.
And I hate that you pull it BACKWARD to go FORWARD. What's up with that anyway? I don't drive the LEAF every day (because my husband has a more predictable schedule than I do, so he drives it regularly) but after three months of driving it 3-4 times a week I still do it backward.
I want to put it forward to go forward. How does that not make sense?
Because of the hundreds of millions of other cars on the road that shift:

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Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:08 pm
by LeftieBiker
Nubo wrote:
AlaskaLEAF wrote:The shifter is the one thing on my LEAF that I hate. I hate that you push it FORWARD to go BACKWARD.
And I hate that you pull it BACKWARD to go FORWARD. What's up with that anyway? I don't drive the LEAF every day (because my husband has a more predictable schedule than I do, so he drives it regularly) but after three months of driving it 3-4 times a week I still do it backward.
I want to put it forward to go forward. How does that not make sense?
Because of the hundreds of millions of other cars on the road that shift:

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R
N
D
Also because it was designed to be like the Prius shifter. Why? Before the lease offers started this Spring, 90% of Leaf owners either drove or used to drive a Prius.

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:31 pm
by AlaskaLEAF
Nubo wrote:
AlaskaLEAF wrote:The shifter is the one thing on my LEAF that I hate. I hate that you push it FORWARD to go BACKWARD.
And I hate that you pull it BACKWARD to go FORWARD. What's up with that anyway? I don't drive the LEAF every day (because my husband has a more predictable schedule than I do, so he drives it regularly) but after three months of driving it 3-4 times a week I still do it backward.
I want to put it forward to go forward. How does that not make sense?
Because of the hundreds of millions of other cars on the road that shift:

P
R
N
D
Ohhhh. I've never had an automatic before....my other cars are all manual shift. I guess that makes sense, but I still do it backward. Probably I'll learn eventually...

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:59 pm
by LeftieBiker
Ohhhh. I've never had an automatic before....my other cars are all manual shift. I guess that makes sense, but I still do it backward. Probably I'll learn eventually...
Reverse isn't always in the same location on manual shift cars. Sometimes it's forward from Neutral, sometimes backwards.

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:15 am
by CeeDub
[ Reverse isn't always in the same location on manual shift cars. Sometimes it's forward from Neutral, sometimes backwards.[/quote]

the only cars where reverse was not backwards was VW from the 1980s, every other car out there practically has reverse backwards..... especially Japanese cars. It just makes sense, push it forward, go forward. Human nature.

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:17 am
by CeeDub
Nubo wrote:
AlaskaLEAF wrote:The shifter is the one thing on my LEAF that I hate. I hate that you push it FORWARD to go BACKWARD.
And I hate that you pull it BACKWARD to go FORWARD. What's up with that anyway? I don't drive the LEAF every day (because my husband has a more predictable schedule than I do, so he drives it regularly) but after three months of driving it 3-4 times a week I still do it backward.
I want to put it forward to go forward. How does that not make sense?
Because of the hundreds of millions of other cars on the road that shift:

P
R
N
D
The perfect reason to do the Leaf shifter the same way..... to make people feel familiar with the car even tho it is an "alternative" car.

Re: redesign the shifter

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:11 am
by mwalsh
CeeDub wrote:the only cars where reverse was not backwards was VW from the 1980s, every other car out there practically has reverse backwards..... especially Japanese cars. It just makes sense, push it forward, go forward. Human nature.

Modern MINI - to the left and forwards.