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Old 05-21-2010, 12:01 PM   #26
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Anyone else think it's funny that he expected BMW to take performance/sporting advice from a gearshift in a Mitsubishi Outlander SUV?

BMW's way makes sense. It might not make sense to people driving 128s, but once you've driven 135's, M3s, M5s, etc that THROW you backwards when you step on the gas, you have no choice but to pull backwards to upshift. Same goes for when you slam on the brakes for max stopping power, you should be downshifting so you're in the correct gear after the corner, push downshifts are natural then.
I used to have a 300 hp Audi that was the wrong way, push away to upshift, and it was awful.
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