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Old 01-26-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Why can't i put the car in netural when in a skid?

I just bought a 2014 focus and noticed when I slid out on ice i could not put the car in netural from drive, Why is that? I don't want to be pulls into an accident. Anyone one know why?


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Why would you want to? You lose any control you might have had.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:35 PM   #3
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going off topic, but that is what owning a Manual Transmission car is. YOU control it 100% Anytime anything, up to you. No machine/computer deciding what you can or cannot do to shift gears.
I love it.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:36 AM   #4
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No machine/computer deciding what you can or cannot do to shift gears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtaB3oUsVJQ

It's too bad that the "machine/computer" won't let me blow the engine up.
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It's too bad that the "machine/computer" won't let me blow the engine up.
Most modern cars have plenty of equipment to prevent that. This guy either beat the crap out of his engine, or raised the rev limiter on the tune.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:14 AM   #6
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Most modern cars have plenty of equipment to prevent that. This guy either beat the crap out of his engine, or raised the rev limiter on the tune.
He missed the shift (i.e. he did a 3-2 downshift when he wanted to do a 3-4 upshift).

This wasn't terribly uncommon with the (6 speed) RSX and drivers that weren't taught how to shift properly.

There is no "equipment" to prevent that.

Here is another example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx4wYE-0ubA
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If you REQUIRE a 'nanny' to save you from mistakes, then so be it.
Problem is the nanny usually prevents you from doing plenty of useful things too.
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It's too bad that the "machine/computer" won't let me blow the engine up.
Then stick to the nanny tranny.

The ST/RS is not for you.
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You guys aren't helping me with "My question". Anyone know why the shifter won't let you shift to neutral when in an emergency arises. For example when on ice and you need to stop quickly.
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:22 AM   #10
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It stops forward motion that the engine has when still in Drive. A basic lesson taught in driving classes.
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