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Thread: S TRONIC and my LEFT FOOT

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    Red face S TRONIC and my LEFT FOOT

    Had my S3 with the S TRONIC for about 3 weeks now, have had automatics before so should be used to them. I have a couple of other manual cars which I drive less often.

    Anyway Ive done this a couple of times now and been lucky nothing was behind me.

    For some reason maybe because of the S option Ive hit the brake with my left foot as if its the clutch.

    OMG nearly went through the windscreen ! Really dangerous especially burning down the M60....anyone else done this

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

    By the way the car is amazing its just takes time to break old habits

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3P8 View Post
    Had my S3 with the S TRONIC for about 3 weeks now, have had automatics before so should be used to them. I have a couple of other manual cars which I drive less often.

    Anyway Ive done this a couple of times now and been lucky nothing was behind me.

    For some reason maybe because of the S option Ive hit the brake with my left foot as if its the clutch.

    OMG nearly went through the windscreen ! Really dangerous especially burning down the M60....anyone else done this

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

    By the way the car is amazing its just takes time to break old habits
    I haven't (touch wood) on my auto,I'd put your lower left leg under the seat out of the way,after a while you'll stop doing it.
    Done it on a courtesy car and wrenched my neck,knew what I was doing but autopilot was engaged lol
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    yeah its like an automatic reaction, was very hungry and stressed the other night when I did it so maybe I need to watch that too !

    The drivers behind me must have thought what the hell is he doing !!!!!!!!!!!

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    I've done this before on the drive when I jumped into the Ed30. At the time I was still on the drive with no seatbelt on getting the car out the way. I nearly did go through the front window..... lol
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    hahaha I done this when I first got my car. the reason for me braking was because I saw the cops and I may or may not have been going a little bit too fast (2mph or so :P) luckily as I broke with my left foot the lights that I was approaching turned red so I managed to play it off with my friends that it was meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R90 STL View Post
    hahaha I done this when I first got my car. the reason for me braking was because I saw the cops and I may or may not have been going a little bit too fast (2mph or so :P) luckily as I broke with my left foot the lights that I was approaching turned red so I managed to play it off with my friends that it was meant.
    Jees it really stops you quickly...didnt realise my left foot is so strong !
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3P8 View Post
    Jees it really stops you quickly...didnt realise my left foot is so strong !
    No, it's just that you get used to pushing it all the way to the floor.............quickly!
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    haha that and my left foot is pretty useless at best
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeckedS3 View Post
    I've done this before on the drive when I jumped into the Ed30. At the time I was still on the drive with no seatbelt on getting the car out the way. I nearly did go through the front window..... lol
    Damn where you been hiding
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