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Old 07-10-2013, 09:03 AM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

I like the shifter. It took some time getting use to it but now I just slam it back for D and slam it forward for P. The S mode shifting is very, very nice and easy to do. Finding R can sometimes be a bit difficult though. I also find myself checking to make sure I hit P before I let off the brake.

I am 6'1" with a 36" inseam so I also can hit the shifter although I put a phone holder right in front of the shifter so I often hit that with my knee first. My seat is 100% back.

Overall I think they did a good job but I think eventually they will get rid of the shifter all together. [everyone says "they will get rid of the shifter" -airplane]
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:11 AM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

I've just had my 2014 a few days now but I am having no trouble at all getting the feel of the electronic shifter. I like the location of the shifter and that it is a smooth and easy touch to shift. Going from reverse to drive is a simple flick of the wrist.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

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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.
You consune gas to run the engine at idle when you put in neutral. It is more than you loose for the transmision resistance.

Anyway i just wanted to warn. if he is aware that it is unsafe and not a saving method, ofcourse he can still choose to do that.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

I have had the truck since June. I still find when shifting from R to D, I end up in N. It's annoying. A few times I've shifted from D to P and ended up in R. I'd prefer a few buttons or the old school shifter.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

I dont understand why they couldnt make the park separate...like every other e shifter in the world.

That you its simple...push up 1 time for reverse, pull down 1 time for drive..Press P button for park.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

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You consune gas to run the engine at idle when you put in neutral. It is more than you loose for the transmision resistance.

Anyway i just wanted to warn. if he is aware that it is unsafe and not a saving method, ofcourse he can still choose to do that.
I appreciate your input. I am very cognizant of the fact that having the transmission in neutral isn't safe in terms of being able to accelerate to avoid an obstruction, another car, etc. This is the main reason I don't like how difficult and time consuming it is to shift back into D from neutral in the Jeep - it takes too long and involves too many steps. In my other car, you just pull back on the shifter and it immediately goes into gear without hesitation. I got into the ritual of leaving my hand on the shifter in a particular way whenever I coasted in neutral to remind myself I was in neutral and to be able to shift into gear at a moment's notice. My rationale was that if something came up so quickly that I had to suddenly swerve and having to shift into gear beforehand was the deciding factor in whether or not I got into an accident, then accelerating at the last moment to help avoid a collision was also too late to have any affect. Regardless, coasting downhill in neutral wasn't something I was 100% comfortable with anyway (not to mention a traffic infraction in and of itself).

At any rate, I was operating under the assumption that saving some mpgs made it worth while, and I have to admit I was ready to argue with you until I took the time to do some research and I was surprised to learn that contrary to popular belief (and even common sense as far as I was concerned), cruising downhill in neutral does NOT save gas. I even did some "tests" with a previous car over some long distances using the fuel economy info in the trip computer to compare coasting in neutral vs. coasting in gear, and was convinced I was doing the right thing. However, the info I got after doing my homework even addressed why using the trip computer to measure fuel consumption - specifically while coasting - is not accurate. I even used the rationale of hearing about hybrids that shifted into neutral while coasting as further proof that doing so myself would save on fuel (not sure on this last point, maybe I was imaging things).

At any rate, thanks for the impetus to re-evaluate this particular habit of mine. I'll be working on changing it and needed a push in the right direction. Sorry for the long, off-topic post.

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

A lot of cars nowadays shut off fuel while you're coasting downhill so putting it in neutral would actually use more fuel.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

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I have had the truck since June. I still find when shifting from R to D, I end up in N. It's annoying. A few times I've shifted from D to P and ended up in R. I'd prefer a few buttons or the old school shifter.
I start to get used to the shifter now. What I find is:

Shift from P to D: Press the button and pull the shifter rearward all the way down quickly.

Shift from D to P: Same, press the button and push the shifter forward all the way up quickly.

Shift from P to R: Press the button and only move one click.

Shift from R to D: Whether press the button or not doesn't make any difference, just pull the lever rearward all the way quickly.

Shift from D to R: Press the button and push it 2 clicks forward. Be carefully don't make it too fast, otherwise, it will shift to P.

There are 2 clicks moving forward and rearward in each direction. You movement and speed decide where it shifts to.

After getting used to it, it is actually very closed to the conventional shifter.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

I have to admit, the shifter took a little getting used to. I still occasionally find myself revving in neutral when shifting from drive to reverse, but I'm definitely getting better at it. I like it a whole lot better than the shifter in my old '60 VW that wasn't synchronized shifting from 2nd to 1st gear. Ground a few pounds with that one!
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:39 PM
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

Like most everyone else said, I sometimes wind up in a gear by mistake. In my mind the shifter was not any kind of improvement over a convention one. I started driving over forty years ago. This is the first time, after driving various brands, that I have to think about, and confirm visually, what gear I'm in.
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

Took me a little over 1 minute to learn it and be comfortable with it. I never really end up in the wrong gear or anything like that. I don't even notice the difference outside of now i just glance at the gauges when im putting it in park.

Seems perfectly normal to me now
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Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

Hate it. Seriously, how hard is it to put some gates in it. At least some stronger detents. I've had it miss park from drive twice and when I took my foot off the brake it rolled back in reverse. This is a really dangerous situation. There is no reason you should have to watch the gear indicator every time you shift. It should be intuitive and certain. Stand by for a recall when a kid gets killed...
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