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Old 08-23-2013, 10:27 AM
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So far, ive driven one 1500 on a 1/2 hour test drive, and mine for another about as long on Wed...I pick it up and bring it home tomorrow. I "got used to" the so-called "shifter" location immediately...except for a couple times i found myself reaching for something that wasnt there...the console on the other hand, is HUGE with buckets...im sure i can find SOMETHING to do with my right hand besides rest it on a stalk........as i previously opined, most of the time folks with automatic anythings arent "shifting" at all...its just an affectation..and the truck does have the capability of being taken thru the shift points manually. Having said that, getting used to the smoothness of the shifting was somewhat disconcerting...for all practical purposes, i felt nothing...I I belong to the generation that was taught that a bang or lurch into gear was actually BETTER than a smooth shift...never could understand that, but it doesnt matter....I think ill love the thang....hell, I better.....
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