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Breaking the manual conditioning not easy!

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by rosebud, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    rosebud

    rosebud [OP] Drive a Tacito, and proud of it!

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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! :eek: 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:ohsnap:
     
  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    You'll be fine :D Shouldn't take too long.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    kingston73

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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.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    aaronk

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    Haha, I've done this on more than 1 occasion as well...
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:04 AM
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    Janster

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    Yeah....

    I've even accidentally stepped on the BRAKE thinking it was the clutch!!
     
  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    Brunes

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    +1- I've also tried to put my 5 speed scion into 6th gear (like my taco) at highway speeds. THAT is a nasty sound.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    Mx SuperFly 25

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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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