Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 04:59:50 GMT
From: "Harry Davis" <>
Subject: Re: front leg room new Saab 9-3?

You Saab has a "hill holder". It's called an emergency brake. When I originally took driver training, we were told to use the emergency brake to hold the car in place instead of the foot brake. As the clutch starts to grab, the emergency brake is released. "Victor Roberts" <> wrote in message > Once was Bob wrote: > > > > On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 18:46:55 +0100, "Mark Gerritsma" <magernopsam.nld> > > wrote: > > > > >"Once Was Bob" <> schreef in bericht > > >news:9o9vtus806ocivn9h2vqmbc776llmjhomanopsamcom > > >> > > >>> that the foot well was not wide enough for my feet when I > > >>> had one foot on the brake and the other on the clutch. > > >> > > >> Why would you have a foot on the brake and the clutch at the > > >> same time ? > > > > > >I would be very interested to know how to bring a manual transmission > > >car to a dead stop using the brake and not using the clutch while not > > >stalling the engine and ruining the gearbox in the process? > > > > I shift into neutral as I come to a stop. Sitting with your foot > > on the clutch just wears out your throwout bearing for no > > reason. > > There was no implication that I "sit" with my foot on the > clutch. > > Perhaps you live in an area with no hills, but when starting > on any sort of a slope I find that I need to have one foot > on the brake and the other foot on the clutch when I shift > into first or else the car will roll down the hill. It is > also good safety practice to have a foot on the brake when > you shift into first, even on a flat surface, to prevent the > car from moving if your foot slips off the clutch or some > such thing. My 1995 Subaru had a "hill holder" that held > the brakes as long as the clutch was depressed. However, my > 1984 Saab did not have this gadget and, as far as I know, > neither do the new Saabs. > > -- > Vic Roberts >

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