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You can use the stick to shift but the up and down are reversed. Down is up shift and up is downshift. Another not very thought out feature of the stick , is that in order to shift with it you don't need to put it into a special mode. Basically when you're in D you can shift. This in turn creates an awful lot unintended shifting because any time you use the touch screen and you are resting your hand on the shifter it's easy for you to bump it and down/ up shift.
 

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You can use the stick to shift but the up and down are reversed. Down is up shift and up is downshift. Another not very thought out feature of the stick , is that in order to shift with it you don't need to put it into a special mode. Basically when you're in D you can shift. This in turn creates an awful lot unintended shifting because any time you use the touch screen and you are resting your hand on the shifter it's easy for you to bump it and down/ up shift.
depending on the manufacturer its either way

its a matter of what you are use to. so just get use to it and it'll work just fine! :cool:
 

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I don't know why the directions are done this way. I always felt it to be the most natural to up shift by pulling towards me, and downshift by pushing away. I think it's because the manual shift pattern always have lower gears at the front and left, and higher gears at the back and right.

Real racing car sequential shifters also work in this direction:


BMW gets it "right". Audi gets it "wrong". Some manufacturers like Porsche use both schemes - "wrong" one for their street vehicles and "right" one for the more track-tuned models.
 

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Isn't pull towards you more indicative of "down" if you look at it from top view? I would like to see pulling = down shift, and pushing away = up shift - that just seems more natural to me, because down is down, and up is up, and not the other way around,

However if you look at it from perspective of manual transmission - pushing a stick up always downshifts, so from that perspective it works correctly

eg:

1 3 5
2 4 6
 
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