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Old January 26th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by 93trackaddict
Sometimes I dont think people understand small engines they are not the v8 torque producers we are all used to driving.
This is the part that confused me since I never mentioned anything about V8's and wasn't sure where you were going with the statement. The auto transmissions in them don't have gears like a traditional automatic but more like a snowmobile where it keeps accelerating without any RPM change.

Originally Posted by 93trackaddict View Post
have u seen the shifters in these cars? There is a notch to the side for manually selecting a "gear" (slap shifter)

Sorry if I am misunderstanding you
Yes I have, and the few I drove when shopping for my Patriot in '08 didn't have it. So I looked for info on it before posting about not having a "slap shift option" and didn't find anything. While understanding the basic operation of the trans it didn't make sense that you could control its' shifts when it doesn't shift. Therefore I put my foot in my mouth while trying to call BS about it.
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