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2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited September 2014 in Honda

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    emajoremajor Member Posts: 332
    This is a very old school design for toggling between gears, and it largely worked with 4-speed autos. You could manually access every gear, even if it was kind of dumb to have to lock out 4th gear overdrive with a button and run the shifter through the gate to lock out 3rd and 2nd. With a five speed, this is just stupid; you can only access 4 of those gears.

    Not as bad as Ford's stubborn insistence on only providing an "L" setting for some of their 6-speed autos, though.

    That this comes from a car maker formerly known for its ingenuity and driver involvement shows how different of a company Honda is now. The CRV is meant for an audience who is not expected to ever want to change their own gears.
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