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Old 01-06-2024, 12:47 PM   #101 (permalink)
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There is also a huge lack of training and vehicle knowhow.

I live in the mountians and feel I'm the minority among those that know what the numbers after the D represent. The school's mechanic says that every time a teacher takes a company car to the city it always comes back with warped rotors.

I was with some family the past couple weeks that when riding in their cars they didn't know how to get the windshield from fogging up because they didn't realize that changing from recirculation to fresh air had an effect.

Even those that drive stick shifts, I know several that will not shift up past 4th gear. They will go down the highway in 4th gear, even if their car has 5 or 6 speeds.

Nobody knows how to drive and nobody cares either.

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Old 02-05-2024, 06:46 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Nobody knows how to drive and nobody cares either.
Most people just don't care. My mother for instance, after getting her first car with an automatic transmission, even though it had a sequential manual mode which could be useful on hilly roads, she didn't even care about it or how it can decrease brake wear while driving downhill. Not to mention the coupling of the automatic transmission to the engine is continuous, unlike a manual, so it may be even safer to use the sequential manual mode while driving downhill.
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Old 02-07-2024, 10:47 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Dunno; I have fried a couple of slushboxes downhill because they didn't have a big enough cooling system.
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Dunno; I have fried a couple of slushboxes downhill because they didn't have a big enough cooling system.
I've heard about it regarding JATCO CVTs on Nissans and Mitsubishis, yet it was later fixed. Aisin CVTs on Toyotas seem to have a better reliability record.

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