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While this is not a big deal, does it seem odd to anyone that the to put the car in Drive you pull the lever backwards and to put the car in Reverse you push the lever forwards? Doesn't that seem opposite of what it should be?:rolleyes:
 

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Mimics Audi Tiptronic and BMW Steptronic and Porsche
 

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As you cant shift up and down manually like the audi's etc begs the question why do you need a lever at all - surely a few buttons would suffice??
 

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As you cant shift up and down manually like the audi's etc begs the question why do you need a lever at all - surely a few buttons would suffice??
Particularly since it's a CVT and we have the rotating "volume" knob :p
 

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The Prius shift lever is similar.
When I mentioned it seems backward to me too, my son said "imagine the shift lever is on the roof!"
 

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I love that its backwards, its easier to pull than to push and I use drive more for sure :)

And I had the same when I had sequential shifter on my previous car :D
 

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It's probably to prevent accidental selection of Reverse mode. Even though it does seem to switch into N when you're going fast enough. It takes more effort to push it into R than to pull into D. I think the way the knob is designed, it makes me just wanna pull it like a parachute pull.
 

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I love that its backwards, its easier to pull than to push and I use drive more for sure :)
Good point. I don't mind it either, more intuitive this way.
 

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Personally, I like the lever and how it operates. When the wife first got her Prius I thought it was odd, but after getting used to it I like it better then others and like the CT's knob over the Prius's.
 
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