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Old 02-10-2019, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by moparado View Post
Speaking of different shifting scenarios, surprised no one mentioned the old Mopar push button shifters.
Decades ago i owned a Plymouth and a Dodge with the push button shifters.
Better than the column shifters but still no contest to a floor shifter. IMO that is.
I'd wager there's more here that never saw that, opposed to those of us that have driven a "typewriter".
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Chevy Corvair push button shift too
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Originally Posted by moparado View Post
Speaking of different shifting scenarios, surprised no one mentioned the old Mopar push button shifters.
Decades ago i owned a Plymouth and a Dodge with the push button shifters.
Better than the column shifters but still no contest to a floor shifter. IMO that is.

By the way my XLT's center console shifter's storage compartment will easily store a medium size laptop and then some but not a kitchen sink.
The following U.S. cars had pushbutton automatic transmissions:
AMC Rambler & Ambassador (except American) 1958-1962
All Chrysler Products 1956-1964
Edsel 1958 (upper line Corsair and Citation only)
The Rambler and Chrysler products had the pushbuttons to the left of the steering column. The Edsel had the pushbuttons in the steering wheel hub.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:29 AM
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My last ( 4 ) trucks had manual transmissions with a floor shifter.
My weekend toy(s) are 6 speeds.
Not having it on a console would seem odd to me, like not having a moonroof, it's something I expect to be there..
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Originally Posted by djfllmn View Post
my first 3 F150s all had the column shift. When i got my 18, i made sure to get the sport package as i wanted the console shifter in the WORST way
This is me also. I had a 97, 02, and a 13 F-150 that all had bucket seats and console with the column shifter. When I was looking to purchase a new truck in December, I knew I wanted a floor shifter, so I bought my 2018 XLT with the sport package.
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I'd wager there's more here that never saw that, opposed to those of us that have driven a "typewriter".
Haha, now that you mentioned that, thinking back it was sort of like driving with a typewriter.

And i'll bet a lot here never used an old school ink ribbon typewriter!
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Originally Posted by moparado View Post
Haha, now that you mentioned that, thinking back it was sort of like driving with a typewriter.

And i'll bet a lot here never used an old school ink ribbon typewriter!
LOL, likely not. Geez, we're dating ourselves!
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Maybe I'm built funny or something, but on the column shifter on my '12, I always had to hunt for the button. On my '17 with floor shifter, it's right there under my thumb, a lot easier and feels more natural. YMMD
Now that I have learned what the Select Shift does I use it multiple times each time I go anywhere. It works perfectly on the mountain hills around here to keep the truck from the dreaded 6th-5th-6th shift constantly. With the console shifter my hand just naturally lays right near the shifter to flick the button. I would have to reach for a column shift which means I likely wouldn't use it much.

Our other vehicle is my wife's VW TDI which is a 5 speed. I've had multiple TDI's over the years. It's just natural for me to have a console shifter after all that.
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Originally Posted by seventyeight View Post
Now that I have learned what the Select Shift does I use it multiple times each time I go anywhere. It works perfectly on the mountain hills around here to keep the truck from the dreaded 6th-5th-6th shift constantly. With the console shifter my hand just naturally lays right near the shifter to flick the button. I would have to reach for a column shift which means I likely wouldn't use it much.

Our other vehicle is my wife's VW TDI which is a 5 speed. I've had multiple TDI's over the years. It's just natural for me to have a console shifter after all that.
Nope. When the console is down and your arm is resting on it, your hand falls directly on the column shift.

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Nope. When the console is down and your arm is resting on it, your hand falls directly on the column shift.
Your arms must be a whole lot longer than mine!
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