Originally Posted by skytop
I test drove a '13 yesterday which still had the old 6 speed. The shifter is not only too large and prevents use of the console, but the shifter is clumsy and cantankerous to use. Very unfriendly design.
Dodge was smart to get rid of it on the console. Anyone who thinks the big shifter is better is a certified obsolete, old school thinker.
I won't deny that I am obsolete and old school, but having to fully extend your arm to reach the selector is not ergonomically natural. My bet is that the center console shifter on the 8-speed returns within 2 years, if for no other reason than the obsolete and old school people are the ones who have the money to buy $50K+ trucks.