The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

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    The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    The new GMC Terrain introduced a new way to place a vehicle in gear - by using a line of "push buttons and pull triggers" found in the lower dash section.

    Hint: It is NOT the round knob south of the cup holders.



    What do you think?



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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

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    This is a class action lawsuit waiting to happen. Just bring back the column shifter already.






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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    I'd have to try it, looks awkward to use but looks can be deceiving. I'd say judgement can't be passed until it is tried.

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    That's got to be the stupidest thing I've seen in along time

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Sat in it today and if you're not looking, the reverse and drive are operated the same way and only separated by the neutral button. It's an accident waiting to happen. Should have been a shifter.
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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
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    Can't find it?

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    Buttons are more hip.

    I think it's a little funny to have on the one hand Cadillac with no buttons at all being the optimal solution and on the other hand GMC, where they replaced a shifter with buttons.

    Buttons look cheap. They could have done a lot better. Still has GM all over it.

    Really digging those BLUE accent lights, too. I see they've committed to not using red anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by 96RIV View Post
    Sat in it today and if you're not looking, the reverse and drive are operated the same way and only separated by the neutral button. It's an accident waiting to happen. Should have been a shifter.
    If they were going for no shifter and wanted something "neat," they should have just done a rotary knob instead of a weird, cheap, clunky-looking button setup.

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    The new GMC Terrain introduced a new way to place a vehicle in gear - by using a line of "push buttons and pull triggers" found in the lower dash section.

    Hint: It is NOT the round knob south of the cup holders.



    What do you think?



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    I like it.

    Frees up a lot of space when the floor shifter was - you know the thing nobody uses (even though they say the do).

    Can tell you from experience with my new Sierra Denali, the bin in that area is HUGE - can easily fit a 1 Gallon Milk bottle AND a 1/2 Gallon one in it side by side, no problem.

    Obviously that one is nowhere near that size, but Interior Storage space is the new "Must Have" feature and you cannot possibly provide too much of it.

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Re: The GMC "Push-me-pull-you Electronic Precision Shift System."

    You can get used to anything. However, why is it on the bottom of the center stack above the USB port?? I guarantee that I will be shifting into Park, reverse, or drive much more than I will be plugging in my cell phone. The location is very anti-intuitive. Shifters are supposed to fall easily to hand or be in relation to the steering wheel, where your hands are supposed to be.

    As a woman, and the type of person that a CUV is marketed toward............ they are stupid. All of that so I don't confuse my water bottle from my passengers?? Really?? If I am too stupid to remember which container I drink out of, then how am I going to figure out the new fangled shifter thingies??

    Oh yeah, and since when do we need our passenger to do the manual shifting for us?? Dumbest + and - location of all time.
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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Has Ford had a lawsuit about the rotary shifter in the Fusion yet??

    Maybe it isn't really a rotary shifter issue as much as it is the design of the rotary shifter.

    I would take frickin pull chains from the ceiling over those stupid buried buttons.

    Ok................. where did the post that Perian made about the FCA rotary shifter lawsuit go................... that I was replying to ??
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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    I can guarantee that you wont be able to accidentally shift into unwanted gears, plugging a phone in at 60mph and you hit reverse will not make the transmission shift.

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Quote Originally Posted by ranchman View Post
    I can guarantee that you wont be able to accidentally shift into unwanted gears, plugging a phone in at 60mph and you hit reverse will not make the transmission shift.
    True.

    There will be overrides and delays to avoid those.

    I like the idea and think that many liked it in the Lincolns that offered it.

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Quote Originally Posted by SierraGS View Post
    I like it.

    Frees up a lot of space when the floor shifter was - you know the thing nobody uses (even though they say the do).

    Can tell you from experience with my new Sierra Denali, the bin in that area is HUGE - can easily fit a 1 Gallon Milk bottle AND a 1/2 Gallon one in it side by side, no problem.

    Obviously that one is nowhere near that size, but Interior Storage space is the new "Must Have" feature and you cannot possibly provide too much of it.
    Unfortunately the old "Must Have" feature is going from park to reverse, to drive and back again..................

    I'll have to see it, but on the surface I don't like it; doesn't seem ergonomically friendly at all, and it is something we all touch everytime we jump in the car; I mean, why not put the HVAC & Radio controls in the glovebox to free up space for a larger screen?

    I don't ever want to hear another comment about Ford/Lincolns placement; speaking of - One thing really neat about the MKC I had, when you park, just turn off the engine, you don't have to put push the button to put it in park, it does it automatically, I wonder if this does that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    I would take frickin pull chains from the ceiling over those stupid buried buttons.
    That sounds unbelievably badass.

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Unfortunately the old "Must Have" feature is going from park to reverse, to drive and back again..................

    I'll have to see it, but on the surface I don't like it; doesn't seem ergonomically friendly at all, and it is something we all touch everytime we jump in the car; I mean, why not put the HVAC & Radio controls in the glovebox to free up space for a larger screen?

    I don't ever want to hear another comment about Ford/Lincolns placement; speaking of - One thing really neat about the MKC I had, when you park, just turn off the engine, you don't have to put push the button to put it in park, it does it automatically, I wonder if this does that?
    Not sure about the putting it in park.

    Think most should at least see how it actually works/feels before deciding.

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    Re: The GMC "Electronic Precision Shift System" - The What?

    Quote Originally Posted by SierraGS View Post
    True.

    There will be overrides and delays to avoid those.

    I like the idea and think that many liked it in the Lincolns that offered it.
    The Lincolns are in a direct line from the steering wheel, directly to the right. You don't need to look down to the right while trying to avoid your big gulp while trying to find the correct "push" or "pull."
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