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Old 01-09-2006, 10:24 PM   #11
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I prefer column shifter because I was driving my bro'* car which was a Sonata with a console shifter. I was driving up a steep hill, I would say a 20 degree grade and my arm was on the armrest and I was driving fast and I was approaching a curve just before the hillclimb and my arm accidently bumped the shifter into N while I was going up, the rpms shot up to redline and I didn't realize what went on until l looked at my tachometer and saw that it was at redline and i looked down and saw that it was in N and I had to stop and shift back into D and speed away.

That is the sole reason why I drive a column shifted car

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It has to do with preference of how many people you want to seat.
if you needed a car to seat 6 you buy a column shift.

but... IMO. floor shift looks more sportier
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I doubt that but it doesn't matter.

What does IMO mean?

i can't figure it out

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I doubt that but it doesn't matter.

What does IMO mean?

i can't figure it out

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Old 01-09-2006, 10:44 PM   #16
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Thanks guys, I knew I could count on you guys but Gumball beat you to it. He just PM me and told me.

But thanks again;

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My 97SE column shift has a 3.06 final drive ratio. (Yay?)
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My 97SE column shift has a 3.06 final drive ratio. (Yay?)
I'm part of that club too. definate yay
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I think the console shifter looks nicer. Plus the storage is nice. Having recently rooted around under my dash however, I will say that the extra room would have been nice. So in the end it'* a total wash for me one way or the other.
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I like to manually shift, on the column would really be less ergonomic than console.
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