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

"Andy Burns" wrote in message
Dave Plowman wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:

What I don't want to do is train my left foot to do braking, too much
potential for ****-up.

In the same way that my fingers remember all my complex passwords, but my
brain doesn't, my feet know how to do emergency braking, without any input
from my brain .. ok clearly not ... but that's how it feels.

Oddly, when most first try it, they find they start off braking too hard.

Yes, whenever I've tried left foot braking, I've made friends with the

Because with a clutch you slap it down and release gently - rather the
reverse of braking.

I don't see what's to gain by left-foot breaking, once you have hold
assist available?

Works better for tight parking situations and for backing up to the trailer
hitch, you dont have to move your feet from one pedal to another
with a decent reversing camera which lets you see the trailer hitch and