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Originally Posted by zilla8 View Post
How bout the guy in the Camaro pulls up to you at the light and revs his motor

light turns green and you rev to 5K dump the clutch and go backwards hitting the unmarked cop car behind you

I know I know It could never happen lol

Zilla, this made me hit the floor!

I came very close to doing this, but with a marked deputy car behind me, I was so intent on looking at the traffic signal and the others in around me that I didn't notice what had pulled up behind me. Lucky for the deputy I was in 1st. I figured out I was scruuuud when the Red and Blues came through the tire smoke. My Wife was more pissed than the Deputy, he chuckled when he walked up, I told him who I was and his words were, "Aaron, you can't do that", I replied, "Sorry Deputy, I didn't know you were back there". So now, not only do I double check that I am in 1st, I also check who is behind me.

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This did happen to me the first week I had my car,I think I did push down on the stick to hard with out thinking about it.now its on my mind when i am sitting at a red light.LOL I seen car a few years ago at a red light,were this guy went to far into the intersection put his car in reverse,i seen his back up lights still on, the light turns red, he jumps on it hits the car behind him just like at a demolition derby.

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Sorry i meant to say the light turned Green not Red when he jumped on it.
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Originally Posted by manolith View Post
Never has this happened to me. And this is my first german transmission.

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Never happened to me either, and this is my first Chinese transmission.

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I've never experienced this. It might be due to that I don't rest my hand on top of the shifter knob unless I'm putting the car into reverse. I usually grab the base of the shift knob when running through the gears. I know it sounds strange, but that's just the way I shift.

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I have never had this, but I have on a few occasions been in first when I thought I was in reverse. They are just too similar.

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Yes this has happened to me several times too. I rest my hand on the shifter most times and have accidentally gone to reverse a couple of times. I never launch my card hard from a light unless I am positive that I am in first gear. I only had that problem on Beemers when racing. Trying to throw back in first gear on a sharp turn and I have hit reverse instead. Fortunately, Mustangs typically have enough grunt to pull out of turns in 2nd gear.
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