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Old 08-21-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Breaking the manual conditioning not easy!

Well, I signed the dotted line today and now officially own an auto trans Tacoma, the first auto trans truck that I have ever owned, and I have to say that old habits are hard to break! I sit with my left hand on the wheel and my right on the gear shift, and I have already unconsciously tried to shift in transit! Anybody else have that trouble when switching from a manual to an AT? Any idea how long it will take my brain to get with the program? lol
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Sometimes when I drive my wifes car I try to push the "clutch" in with my left foot, which results in the car coming to a screeching halt and giving everybody in the car whiplash! I'd guess driving the auto everyday you'd adjust pretty quickly.
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Sometimes when I drive my wifes car I try to push the "clutch" in with my left foot, which results in the car coming to a screeching halt and giving everybody in the car whiplash! I'd guess driving the auto everyday you'd adjust pretty quickly.
Haha, I've done this on more than 1 occasion as well...
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Well, I signed the dotted line today and now officially own an auto trans Tacoma, the first auto trans truck that I have ever owned, and I have to say that old habits are hard to break! I sit with my left hand on the wheel and my right on the gear shift, and I have already unconsciously tried to shift in transit! Anybody else have that trouble when switching from a manual to an AT? Any idea how long it will take my brain to get with the program? lol
Yeah....

I've even accidentally stepped on the BRAKE thinking it was the clutch!!
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i had a 6 spd celica gt-s (same shift pattern) before my 6 spd trd sport, so no issues there. but then i bought a honda crx 5 spd.. thankfully it won't let me go right from 5th to reverse or i would have once..

i'll be in a few months you'll be thinking you will never go back to a manual
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