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This Is Why Some Automatic Transmissions Shift Straight And Some Are All Zig-Zaggy

This Is Why Some Automatic Transmissions Shift Straight And Some Are All Zig-Zaggy

If you’ve ever looked at floor-mounted automatic transmission shift levers, with either disdain or genuine gratitude, you’ve probably noticed that they tend to fall into two main categories: the ones that have a simple, linear path through the PRNDL family, and those that use a convoluted, maze-like route through the…