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    Dear all, I have this "stupid" qn abt auto cars.

    I am a bit blur abt auto cars since we all learn driving on manuals.

    First of all, what does all the alphabets on the gear of the auto car means....ok ok...I know P, N and R, those D something leh?

    Also, for manual cars, before u move off, it is clutch in, first gear.

    For auto? Just put to D, and accelerate?

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    Originally posted by dragos
    Dear all, I have this "stupid" qn abt auto cars.

    I am a bit blur abt auto cars since we all learn driving on manuals.

    First of all, what does all the alphabets on the gear of the auto car means....ok ok...I know P, N and R, those D something leh?

    Also, for manual cars, before u move off, it is clutch in, first gear.

    For auto? Just put to D, and accelerate?
    D = Drive

    For manual car, u must depress the clutch first, hold it there and then engage the first gear!

    For auto, just shift the gear level to D and then can accelerate away liao!

    Hope this helps!

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    For my car it's D, L1 and L2

    D is for normal driving, L1 is for semi-steep slopes (or at least what i use it for) and L2 is for Super steep slopes.

    Different cars have different alphabets. For my friend's car it's D3 for normal driving , D2 for semi steep slopes and D1 for Super steep slopes.

    So it all depends on the car you are driving.


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    I find the usefulness of the L1 and L2 are limited to engine braking rather than for acceleration.

    Great for going down the slopes of car parks that spiral down.

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    Thanks....wouldn't want to malu myself if I go do any test drives...hehe

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    Originally posted by dragos
    Dear all, I have this "stupid" qn abt auto cars.

    I am a bit blur abt auto cars since we all learn driving on manuals.

    First of all, what does all the alphabets on the gear of the auto car means....ok ok...I know P, N and R, those D something leh?

    Also, for manual cars, before u move off, it is clutch in, first gear.

    For auto? Just put to D, and accelerate?
    P for parking
    N for neutral as in free gear
    R for reverse
    D for drive...

    so before driving off, step on the brake, put it to D n release handbrake, release brake n OFF U GO~~~ :P

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    The alphabets usually appear in this order on the gear shift:

    P- Parking
    R- Reverse
    N- Neutral
    D- Drive (normal driving)
    L1- for semi-steep slopes
    L2- for steep slopes

    Hope this helps for your test drive.

    P/S: What car you test driving?

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    Originally posted by hackie


    P for parking
    N for neutral as in free gear
    R for reverse
    D for drive...

    so before driving off, step on the brake, put it to D n release handbrake, release brake n OFF U GO~~~ :P

    Wah...release brake no need accelerate can go liao ar??/


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    Originally posted by NitroTech
    The alphabets usually appear in this order on the gear shift:

    P- Parking
    R- Reverse
    N- Neutral
    D- Drive (normal driving)
    L1- for semi-steep slopes
    L2- for steep slopes

    Hope this helps for your test drive.

    P/S: What car you test driving?
    Thinking of a few lor....

    The Peugeot 206 Auto or GTI

    Mit Lancer

    Toyota RAV4

    Mit Colt

    These are the few cars I am looking at lor...

    Maybe just to see see look look....let the frenzy die down.....wait for those pple who bought these cars and cannot tahan the monthly installments.....then go in for the kill.....hehe

    Bad hor (but i major econs mah)....no point going into negative equity now..

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    Originally posted by dragos



    Wah...release brake no need accelerate can go liao ar??/

    U need to step on the brake to release a 'catch' in the auto gear box. Otherwise, u cannot shift the gear lever. When the gear is at 'D', releasing the brake will move the car already, although slowly as the car is engaged. Then step on the accelerator to pick up speed!

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    Originally posted by dragos



    Wah...release brake no need accelerate can go liao ar??/

    eh..... for auto cars, it will accelerate slowly by itself once u put to D n no brakes..... then u juz tap on accelerator to speed up~~

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    Originally posted by dragos


    Thinking of a few lor....

    The Peugeot 206 Auto or GTI

    Mit Lancer

    Toyota RAV4

    Mit Colt

    These are the few cars I am looking at lor...

    Maybe just to see see look look....let the frenzy die down.....wait for those pple who bought these cars and cannot tahan the monthly installments.....then go in for the kill.....hehe

    Bad hor (but i major econs mah)....no point going into negative equity now..
    Me also be-oying the Peugeot 206!! Damn solid if in black and with silver sport rims!! But expensive compared to the Renault Clio and Opel Corsa!! So KIV first!

    The RAV4 also damn solid. In 2 door and black will be a dream!

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    Originally posted by dragos



    Wah...release brake no need accelerate can go liao ar??/

    hahahaha....

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    Originally posted by lazyfiddler


    Me also be-oying the Peugeot 206!! Damn solid if in black and with silver sport rims!! But expensive compared to the Renault Clio and Opel Corsa!! So KIV first!

    The RAV4 also damn solid. In 2 door and black will be a dream!
    The RAV4 is nice..... i like it!!! My dream (realistic, i think) will be to own the BMW X5!!! Beauty!!!!

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    Originally posted by NitroTech


    The RAV4 is nice..... i like it!!! My dream (realistic, i think) will be to own the BMW X5!!! Beauty!!!!
    How much is the BMW X5 going for in Singapore ar?? Think I saw one at Raffles Place the other day, driving out of a car park at Battery Road!

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    Originally posted by lazyfiddler


    Me also be-oying the Peugeot 206!! Damn solid if in black and with silver sport rims!! But expensive compared to the Renault Clio and Opel Corsa!! So KIV first!

    The RAV4 also damn solid. In 2 door and black will be a dream!

    guess most of us have this thing for black cars.....hehe

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    Originally posted by dragos



    guess most of us have this thing for black cars.....hehe
    Black is mysterious!

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    Originally posted by lazyfiddler


    How much is the BMW X5 going for in Singapore ar?? Think I saw one at Raffles Place the other day, driving out of a car park at Battery Road!
    Don't know the price but expect it to be in the $200k range at least. Saw one parked at the car park where i live. Drool man!!!

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    Originally posted by NitroTech


    Don't know the price but expect it to be in the $200k range at least. Saw one parked at the car park where i live. Drool man!!!
    $200k?!? cannot afford liao!

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    I just can't explain it that I just love black camera body...

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