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Date: Sun, 10 Aug 97 19:50:54 GMT
From: jrweissnopsamet.com (John Weiss)
Subject: Re: Security and parking in reverse


On 8/6/97 2:30PM, in message <t1mrPBAR0O6zEwDAnopsammgia.demon.co.uk>, Ritch Wardle <Ritchnopsammgia.demon.co.uk> wrote: I've had 2 Saab 900's now, both of which had manual gearboxes. One of the 'nice touch' s I've found is the park-in-reverse security feature. Now I'd imagine that it's a lot more difficult to burgle a Saab than a car with a simple steering lock, but I've never really had any info on whether the gearbox lock is an added bonus or not. If it is, why haven't the other manufacturers adopted it?! It's an added bonus to having the ignition key on the floor. :-) Most other mfgrs (in U.S. sales, anyhow) have the transmission lock incorporated in the steering column lock, since the vast majority of U.S. cars are sold with an automatic transmission with a column-mounted shifter. The transmission must be in "Park" to remove the key. I suppose they could devise a linkage to effect the transmission lock with a floor shifter and column-mounted ignition, but the failure rate would likely be higher than the market would bear... -- John Weiss Seattle, WA And for you automated email spammers out there, here's the email addresses of the current board of the Federal Communications Commission: Chairman Reed Hundt: rhundtnopsamgov Commissioner James Quello: jquellonopsamgov Commissioner Susan Ness: snessnopsamgov Commissioner Rachelle Chong: rchongnopsamgov

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