Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
This might be a topic that has been talked about a lot, but I didn't see a 'sticky' for it, so here goes:
First off, I'm one of those clutchless shifters. So I start out leaving a parking lot the other night. I get moving in 1st, then attempt to gear up to 2nd. The gear doesn't catch so I find myself in neutral. No problem, it happens. I pop it up into 2nd, the gear indicator is showing 2nd gear, and now I'm accelerating. With foot firmly under the shifter, I then make my move to 3rd, popping the shifter upward. At that point, the transmission actually drops into neutral.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? Nothing like turning the throttle, thinking you're going to accelerate, and then having the engine simply rev. I found it very strange and am going to chalk it up to plain old weirdness.