Have you ever unknowingly driven in "B" gear?

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  1. Vespasian

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    I did the other day for about 10 miles until I realized that something about the car didn't feel right. Why I didn't realize sooner, however, is beyond me. :unsure:
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Vespasian @ Apr 9 2006, 06:43 PM) [snapback]237271[/snapback]</div>
    Yes, this happens. It is rather easy to bump the shift lever without realizing it. Car doesn't glide in B...
     
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    Yeah when I switch to B and forget to switch back. The most telltale sign is when your engine doesn't shut off at the light and "stutters".
     
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    I don't know...
     
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    Back in my rebellious 'experiementing' days I tinkered with B-mode for slowing to a stop. Occasionally I'd take off forgetting to switch back to drive. But I always knew something was wrong the first time I backed my foot off of the accelerator b/c the car slowed so much faster than usual. Few moments of confusion and I'd figure it out.

    Now that I never use B-mode it hasn't happened.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tideland Prius @ Apr 9 2006, 05:16 PM) [snapback]237294[/snapback]</div>
    I noticed that cruise control wouldn't work.
     
  8. Vespasian

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tideland Prius @ Apr 9 2006, 09:16 PM) [snapback]237294[/snapback]</div>
    That's why I don't understand why it took me so long to figure out I was in the wrong gear. My mind must have been elsewhere.
     
  9. qbee42

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(rdenneyutmb @ Apr 9 2006, 07:50 PM) [snapback]237274[/snapback]</div>
    Newbie question (my Prius is supposed to be delivered this week!): How do you shift out of B? I'm guessing you flip the joystick down to D. Is that correct?

    Thanks,
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(qbee42 @ Apr 10 2006, 07:01 AM) [snapback]237460[/snapback]</div>
    To go to D, you flip the joystick to the left and down. (Straight down is B.)
     
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    Correct! Just move the joystick back to D. Just make certain you don't mistakenly shift into R, or the tranny shifts into N :eek:
     
  12. jamarimutt

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    In a regular car, if you take off in low gear you'll notice it quickly because of the sound of the engine. In the Prius, accelerating in B feels the same as accelerating in D, you notice the difference, as efusco said, when you remove the foot from the gas pedal.
     
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