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Old 04-03-2013, 01:04 PM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

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No offense, but how tall are you and what seat position are you in? I'm 6'4" and haven't had this issue, but I have my seat nearly all the way back.
No offense taken! I am 6'5"/ 250 lean pounds (no gut) 36 inseam..and my favorite music is....
My seat is all the way back..and I had my seat bottom removed, reengineered (foam reworked and supplemented by a very good shop) and reupholstered because I really thought the seats were too hard and unsupportive. Keep in mind I came outa a F250 SD Lariat with a 40/20/40 seat (no center console).
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

Perfect match I know what you mean since I was driving my Ram daily before this and it is a tighter fit than that open cabin.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

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Keep in mind I came outa a F250 SD Lariat with a 40/20/40 seat (no center console).

I drive a truck with a bench seat daily so I guess I'm used to letting that right leg hang to the side also. My wife had a car before this Jeep so I'm used to my leg leaning on the center console but in this Jeep the shifter is right wear my leg hits. I'm also 6'5" pushing the 300 mark...not exactly lean though lol
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:30 PM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

To paraphrase good ol' Honest Abe, "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

What are the benefits of the new shifter? Is there a reason they changed from the 13, other than the look?
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

New shifter is 100% electronic due to the new transmission which is why they changed it. They could have went a number of different routes, but decided on this style. The Durango and Ram's with the 8 speed have a dial shifter.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

We've had the '14 about 3 months now. I still am not confident with the shifter. I have to watch the dash indicator for Park and Reverse. Half of the time when I am going for Reverse from Drive I end up in Park and revving the engine. No problems with finding Drive and shifting in and out of Sport, but hitting Reverse is sometimes a problem. Maybe I'm just too old but I would have preferred a traditional shifter or a circular knob. I am very comfortable with the shifter in my '11.

I don't really hate the shifter but it seems to be an unnecessary annoyance, especially trying to find Reverse from Drive. They could have done better.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

For me it took a while to get use to the shifter. After 7500 miles and 4 months I still have to look at the dash to make sure it's in park. Several times I shifted from drive into reverse thinking it was in park. The hill/brake hold gave me the sensation it was in park and did not realize I was in reverse until I saw the back up camera was on the Navi screen. Luckily nothing was in the way and I immediately shifted in to park.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

I'd say most of the time it shifts perfect and ends up right where I want it. Other times I'm left fiddling with it trying to get it in the right gear. Can be a little frustrating but overall not a huge deal.

To save on gas mileage, I put the transmission into neutral when going downhill (I live in a very hilly area). I wish you were able to shift back into D from neutral without pressing the button in, similar to how you can shift into neutral from D without the button. More often than I'd like, it seems like I don't press the button hard enough (or something) and it doesn't go into D so I have to do it again.

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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

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I'd say most of the time it shifts perfect and ends up right where I want it. Other times I'm left fiddling with it trying to get it in the right gear. Can be a little frustrating but overall not a huge deal.

To save on gas mileage, I put the transmission into neutral when going downhill (I live in a very hilly area). I wish you were able to shift back into D from neutral without pressing the button in, similar to how you can shift into neutral from D without the button. More often than I'd like, it seems like I don't press the button hard enough (or something) and it doesn't go into D so I have to do it again.

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You should never put a moving vehicle into neutral, it is not safe.

Asides from this you can`t save much doing that and probably you consume more when you do that. Modern cars do not consume any fuel downhill when in the gear but it will consume fuel to run the engine at idle if you put in neutral.
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To save on gas mileage, I put the transmission into neutral when going downhill (I live in a very hilly area).

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:19 AM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

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You should never put a moving vehicle into neutral, it is not safe.

Asides from this you can`t save much doing that and probably you consume more when you do that. Modern cars do not consume any fuel downhill when in the gear but it will consume fuel to run the engine at idle if you put in neutral.
I bet you don't smoke, drink, tailgate, speed, eat fried food, or sleep less than 8 hours a nigt...because those things aren't safe either.

Of course you don't consume fuel downhill if you're not stepping on the gas. But what you are doing is letting the transmission add rolling resistance, slowing you down easier on downhills and up the next hill.
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