Last post on May 10, 2010 at 5:35 AM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Car Comparisons, SUV
#1578 of 1581 Re: possible outlander buyer-hoping the forum can help [authurdent]
May 02, 2010 (5:38 am)
I haven't had a car with a MT as my daily driver since '93 but I still find myself resting my hand on the gear shift. For my past couple of cars that's been insignificant but now I could, if desired, use it or the paddle shifters to force up or, more likely, down shifts.
I've done some downshifting ahead of passing maneuvers a couple of times and have used it when I wanted to engine-brake to slow down without brake lights coming on *cough* cop car ahead *cough*. But for the most part I just let the AT do it's job.
#1579 of 1581 Re: possible outlander buyer-hoping the forum can help [authurdent]
May 03, 2010 (6:58 am)
There has never been a time where I haven't had a true manual in my driveway.
Having said that, I'm fortunate enough to have more than one car.
#1580 of 1581 swiftly tilting sunroof
May 08, 2010 (5:34 am)
I had blissfully ignored the ominous clouds, and jabbed my finger at the button, springing the sunroof tilt-ward. The gentile combination of windless transport and the secret language of birds, who knew this was the harkening of events yet to transpire.
Standing in the bagel shop line, distracted by the heady smells of fresh baked circles of dough, that's when the deluge happened. Setting aside my paper bag, I bolted for the parking lot, to save leather seats and threat of festering musts and molds.
Much relief, as the tilted portal to the sky allowed very little liquid sunshine to invade the sanctity of the crispy dry interior. De-tilted and unfettered, I returned home, safe in the celebration of the joys of tilts and birds and bagels.
(as I understand, the Forester sunroof doesn't tilt)
#1581 of 1581 Re: swiftly tilting sunroof [authurdent]
May 10, 2010 (5:35 am)
Correct. It opens to different spots depending on how many times you hit the button.
Leave it open in a deluge and you'll have a mobile swimming pool.