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Old 07-08-2011, 05:19 PM   #105
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Originally Posted by safetyguy14 View Post
I disagree. While driving with some spirit, being able to use two hands on the wheel, then change a gear with a fast motion is critical. Popping a stick forward or backward or sideways is about 1029801981029410941890x easier than finding the proper button on the stupid shifter. My first project once I'm out of warrantly is to attempt to re-wire the steering wheel controls so the sync button and the cruise cancel buttons are paddle shifters.
Well, the Focus is a street car, not a racer. I can't imagine ever driving it so hard that I couldn't find the button on the shifter. I agree with you that in a racing situation that does not simply involve a straight line, the traditional system is probably better. I prefer a "real" manual trans for that kind of driving, however.
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