My brother gave us his 1997 Avalon... floor mounted shift (vs. shift on steering wheel)
Posted on 2010-11-10
Very basic questions, just wondering...
a) is there a practical benefit to having a floor mounted gear shift vs. having it on the steeing wheel
b) when i would shift gears on a 1992 buick le sabre (which we just gave away....)
the stick would move slowly (which was good for me, bec it caused me to think about
my intended direction)
with the floor mounted shift, i was able to move quickly from PARK to DRIVE without the
stick "catching" slightly in REV, is this normal behavior, or should the stick "catch" in REV
before moving to DRIVE?
c) Do you know why the shift was designed so that:
PARK is followed by REV, and why PARK is not followed by DRIVE
I never really thought about it with the Le Sabre.
d) when you shift gears with a floor mounted shift, do you just look at the dash, AND NOT
LOOK AT THE FLOOR? I look at the dash panel as I did when i shifted gear on the Le Sabre.
e) when i turn on the headlights, the letters of the gear on the dash as not as bright as the
light behind the speedometer? is that normal?
tx for your help, sandra