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    Default Autos - left foot braking?

    So, for those of you with autos, do you use left foot braking or stick to the conventional method of resting your left foot?

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    i used to have a mitsubishi pajero automatic and never used my left foot at all, when i brought my vec i had a few narrow squeeks forgeting to press the clutch.

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    I have found that I use my Left Foot to Brake...

    When I use my Right - I nearly go through the windscreen!!

    Had a Manual Courtesy Car today - 1st time I have driven a manual in 4 months - Yikes!

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    Always rest you left foot..otherwise you could upset the box by accelerating and braking at the same time.....

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    I only ever use my left foot to hold the car when I have come to a stop so I can apply a little gas to re-engage 1st before I set off. That ****** auto-neutral shift is a pain in the **** when there's a hill!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RykuZ0 View Post
    I only ever use my left foot to hold the car when I have come to a stop so I can apply a little gas to re-engage 1st before I set off. That ****** auto-neutral shift is a pain in the **** when there's a hill!!
    I had to do the same with my Corsa! It was murder on a steep hill. Now with the Vec i sit with my foot on the brake and my arms folded and it doesn't roll back at all!!

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    I stick with the right foot all our ambulances are automatic and the new Zafira's too!

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    i tried braking left footed once in my range rover, NEVER again, nearly did a stoppie

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    If you can train yourself to left foot brake without ending up with a VX logo on your forehead, then in theory you'll have shorter reaction times (not having to move foot across). Just don't push both pedals at the same time !

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    very good question and answers....had never given it a thought only having driven manuals....well if ever i get auto i will know what and not what to do now

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