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Default OT: Manual or automatic gearbox? and XC60 opinion...

"NY" wrote in message
"Andy Burns" wrote in message
Dave Plowman wrote:

Those who insist on only using one foot with an auto are just making
for themselves. Although left foot braking does take a bit of practice.

I occasionally drive other peoples' manual cars, don't want to train my
feet that way ...

Using your right foot only is no more work for your right foot than
driving a manual.

Yes, but a lot more work than using a different foot for each pedal.

I work on the principle that you should drive an automatic as much like a
manual as possible, omitting the tasks like changing gear and using the
clutch, but not changing or adding anything else.

Thats mad.

Having to adjust between right-foot braking for manual and left-foot for
auto is something I would find very difficult.

Yes, you are that rigid.

I'm used to braking with my right foot. Why would I want *not* to do that
in an auto - apart from the "because you can" factor ;-)

Because it works better.

Even his previous line that if you drive both
a manual and an auto quite a bit of the time
it might be undesirable in an emergency is
rather dubious because if you use your left
foot in the manual it will still work fine and the
same with using your right foot for the brake in
the auto.,