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Old 10-19-2013, 09:23 PM
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hi all...wondering about those of you with the knob shifter...

i test drove a sport with it & it felt "unsatisfying"

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is it weird? did you get used to it? love/hate it?

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I have it on my 13 sport, it is a little strange but you get used to it, plus having 8 spd. helps on Gas Mileage.
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It took me about 5 minutes to get used to it - now I love it. It frees up a lot of room. Also, was at the auto show today and everything else that is non-knob looks out-dated now. I'm a fan of the knob.
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Like my knob now, and loving the 8 spd
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Agreed.

Took a day or two to get used to, but I'm happy I got the 8 speed.
More console room is a bonus.
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It took me about 5 minutes to get used to it - now I love it. It frees up a lot of room. Also, was at the auto show today and everything else that is non-knob looks out-dated now. I'm a fan of the knob.
This is exactly how I feel. After you get used to it, which takes all of 2 days, floor and column shifters will feel cumbersome and outdated. I like my high speed, space efficient knob.

Even if you don't like it, would you really let something that you only interact with at the very beginning and end of most drives keep you from buying a particular brand of truck?
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Echoing what has already been said, it took some getting used to but I love it now. After sitting in a 6spd truck with the center mounted shifter you can really appreciate the style and extra space afforded. Yes it's different but different can also be good.
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I was so upset about the knob that I was going to buy a different brand... then I drove them all. No comparison. I made a big deal about it, but decided I could live with it. After 4 weeks, I don't even notice it. Hard to believe, but it's a non-issue. The 8 speed is so smooth
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With it being an automatic, the method for putting it in gear is largely irrelevant. Just a different method to get used to. Good thing it doesn't have a beanstalk on the right side of the column or many people would probably have it torn off trying to shift gears LOL. No different really than getting used to push button start over having to turn a key.
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It took me 5 minutes to get used to it and now I realize how old school a column shifter is. So much more space over a centre console shifter and very techy. In 5 years I imagine most vehicles will have something similar.
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