feels pretty natural to me. if flooring it your momentum pulls you in the direction you want to shift. granted I am probably the only one who looks at it this way but there was no learning curve for me in the Prius (which has the same shifting pattern) so there was none in the LEAF.JustBobF wrote:When I first got into the Leaf my first reaction was to push the shift lever to the right and forward to go forward. Pushing it back to go forward seemed counter-intuitive.
A friend had the same reaction.
I wonder how may others feel the same way?
(There are really only two positions in the leaf: forward and backward, unlike older cars that have many positions on that lever. So why not make forward and backward make sense?)
that would be a tremendously bad idea.Zurc wrote:your hand should not be on the shifter if your accelerating anyways.
I'd guess that the solution would be to set it up so that it can be turned either way to accommodate Individual preferences.
Now there's a good job for Nissan engineers to undertake.
Agree. It would be very confusing for drivers used to the standard LEAF (and Prius) pattern to have it set in a strange way.DaveinOlyWA wrote:that would be a tremendously bad idea.