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    Posted: 09 Mar 2010 at 19:34
Worst nightmare imaginable when driving your car - what if you can't slow down???:
 
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In the split of a second it sounds like a nightmare. Given a few more seconds it sounds like the need for drivers ed. Wonder if the guy ever heard of shifting into neutral then turning the ignition off for the engine to stop? Anyway, that's what police officers are for.  
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Modern Toyota's have a thing that prevents you from shifting into neutral above certain speeds.


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...all the more reason to stay away from Toyotas. Wink
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Nah just stay away from prius'


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Originally posted by Balaam Balaam wrote:

Modern Toyota's have a thing that prevents you from shifting into neutral above certain speeds.

But does it prevent you from shifting into other gears, like Park or Reverse? Sure, it'd probably screw up your transmission, but a broken car is better than being dead. Also, using the parking brake would probably help a bit with slowing down.
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Originally posted by Ziegenbartami Ziegenbartami wrote:

Originally posted by Balaam Balaam wrote:

Modern Toyota's have a thing that prevents you from shifting into neutral above certain speeds.

But does it prevent you from shifting into other gears, like Park or Reverse? Sure, it'd probably screw up your transmission, but a broken car is better than being dead. Also, using the parking brake would probably help a bit with slowing down.



I think its any gear, its to stop you from accidentally changing it into reverse or something and destroying your carConfused as for park brakes I've been a fair few cars where if you pull that on while its moving it will do absolutely nothing, I learnt that the hard way with a mate's skyline when another mate and I thought it would be funny to roll his car back down a few spaces at a servo when he was paying for fuel. So maybe the same thing happens with the Prius?

But really there wouldn't be any of these problems if the yanks would just stop being lazy and use manuals so then they could just use the clutch and take it out of gear or even just hold the clutch in till the motor blows...


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In a manual, you can drop it into first gear and the engine will rev itself to death. At least I think you can do that.
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I own a new Nissan with an automatic and it easily could be shifted into neutral during speed.

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Well I used to have a 2008 Toyota Camery (AT) and once had the same situation where I had a leaked break oil and couldn't stop the car at 150kmps so just shifted to neutral and it slowed down and then when it was around 40 I just shifted to parking and the car halted totally and still my transmission was ok just had to get the break oil leakage fixed and everything was fine like nothing happened.
 
I don't know about Prius but generaly Japanese cars (specially Toyota and Nissan) are very good when it comes to safety, if not globaly at least in this part of the world where it has the biggest market.


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