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Old 11-21-2003, 01:48 AM
Freestyler Freestyler is offline
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Originally posted by carman850
Say if I cruise at highway speed and shift it into R, what will happen? will it actually shift?
Hang on. I'll go for a testdrive and see what happens when i shift to R at 90 mph..

Naaah.. I don't think so.:p

Seriously, i have also speculated if it is possible at all to shift to R when going forward.
It could happen by accident like in Fangio's case. But i have never heard of anyone who have done it.

On most manual transmissions it is physically impossible to place the shifter in reverse while the car is moving forward. But i had a Ford Galaxy (european van model), where the reverse gear had syncromesh. It was actually very nice when doing a 3-point turn. -Never tried it at higher speed though..

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