gear lever

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gear lever

(US and Canadian), gearshift
a lever used to move gearwheels relative to each other, esp in a motor vehicle
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There are three simple gear stick positions ( forward, neutral and reverse, with just a brake and accelerator pedal.
M'S VERDICT: We're not holding our breath.ANGELATRACTOR DRIVING: Firm grip on the gear stick. 5/5
Firstly, for those people who are so addicted to junk food that they can't pass a drive- thru McDonalds without stopping for a cholesterol overdose, placing an order means clambering across the passenger seat while trying not to impale themselves on the gear stick or knock the car into gear.
Check you can reach the gear stick, dials and pedals without stretching and you have a relaxed driving position ( not too close to the wheel, not too far away.
Simply speaking, your idea is that the gear stick in a car should be removable so that if anybody tries to break in they would not be able to drive it away.
To make sure that the gear changes can keep up with the extra power, an AP racing clutch and quick-shift gear stick have also been fitted.
It seems to be blocked and I have to shake the gear stick before it will engage.
I drove the top-of-the-range Style version with optional leather upholstery and pearlescent paint, a rattling gear stick, dials that moved when the trip button was reset and an absurd pounds 10,000 tag.
Closer to home I found it a joy to drive, whether using the F1-style paddle transmission, the sequential gear stick, or the lazy, fully-automatic mode.
This allows those behind the wheel to transform the car from a sedate cruise missile to a high performance monster at the flick of a gear stick.
You can invest in a specially-designed heat shield to cover the windscreen, or go a bit DIY and drape some towels over the seats, steering wheels and gear stick. Alternatively, keep your car in the shade if possible.
In the new episode, McGuinness says he has "had an accident" following a panicked downhill drive through the jungle, without any power in his engine and problems with his gear stick.