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for all you manual drivers out there. which gear do you leave your car in?

i typically leave it in 2nd, reasons is that i know im in 2nd all the time, 1st can sometimes be confused with reverse (say in a situation where you might have been in a rush) and also i heard its less load on the 1st gear which is much more fragile than 2,3,4,5 (and you lucky guys with a 6th) is there any truth to that.

i heard that your suppose to leave it in 1st when on a very steep decline because its a forward gear , and 2nd for a steep decline. also wanna know if there is any validity to this..



what do you guys do and why?
 

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Originally posted by woobiee@Jul 3 2003, 08:31 PM
what do you mean leave it in your car? do you mean when its parked?

if im one a fairly level area, i leave it in neutral with the ebrake engaged.

if im on uphill, i engage the ebrake and put it in 1st
if im on a downhill i engage the ebrake and put it in R
yup parked i thougth that implyied Andy. hehehehe :p (actually my mistake) :poke
 
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