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    Why do European Autos have 2 brake pedals?

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    Help me understand.

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    Have you heard of a clutch?

    It's a kind of brake pedal, especially if used incorrectly...

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    if you break with both feet you stop faster

    DUH

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    murica and their automatics...

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    'cause we Europeans still know how to properly drive a car and don't have to rely on an automatic transmission to move it...

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    Its our higher cognitive abilities Flint, we can do all kinds of mad stuff.

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    If you haven't learned and passed the driving test on a manual car in driving school you will only get a driver's license for automatics in Germany. Hehe I despise those mongo's

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    Why do European Autos have 2 brake pedals?
    For the left and right leg obviously (cincerely hoping this thread is a joke)

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    Obviously one for braking with the left wheels and the other for braking with the right wheels.

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    Obviously one for braking with the left wheels and the other for braking with the right wheels.
    Exactly - it allows the car to do the tank manoeuvre where only one thread is moving and it turns on the spot without moving forward. Very useful in the cramped European cities.

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    Ahahaha, still recalling that American lady who rented a Citroen C4 in France and eventually burned the engine 'cos she thought it was an automatic!

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    I wonder how an American would react doing a stop-start on a steep road for the first time with a "stick" (no hill-holder for ya hi hi hi!).

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    Is this a honest question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clancy688 View Post
    'cause we Europeans still know how to properly drive a car and don't have to rely on an automatic transmission to move it...
    Real drivers use non-synchronous transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kvakva View Post
    Is this a honest question?
    Normally I would brake with my right foot but having 2 brake pedals seems confusing. Is it possible to press both down at once for better braking abilities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greek soldier View Post
    I wonder how an American would react doing a stop-start on a steep road for the first time with a "stick" (no hill-holder for ya hi hi hi!).
    One day I was driving to class and hit a red light on an incline with one car in front of me. The light turns green and the car in front rolls back into me. I get out, no damage, give the female driver a "WTF is the matter with you" look and get back in my car. By then the light has turned red again. Light turns green again and the dumb b!tch rolls back into my car a second time. By then I was ready to jump out and beat the $hit out of her, woman or no. As I recall I and people behind me went around her and left her there. That's how a newb with a stick does. On the other hand I don't know why it would be any different for a Euro, "doing a stop-start on a steep road for the first time with a stick".

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