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Should GM Maintain the Column Shifter on Next Gen?

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I want to keep the column shifter.  I could deal with a floor shifter but I think a knob or buttons would irritate me.  My buddy has a ram with that goofy knob and hates it.

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The decision has been made.

The 2019 trucks shown at the NAIAS (Detroit auto show) are equipped with column shifters. 

 

Some trims will get push button start.

 

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26 minutes ago, redwngr said:

The decision has been made.

The 2019 trucks shown at the NAIAS (Detroit auto show) are equipped with column shifters. 

...

 

Thank God.

 

so long

j-ten-ner

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15 hours ago, redwngr said:

Some trims will get push button start.

And another "thank god" that it says SOME trims (not all) ...

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Column shifter. I also really, really hope they use a folding key. Even my GF's Equinox has a folding key. A standard key+key fob swings around and rattles against the steering column. Annoying as hell man.

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I detest the folding key in our (PB start) impala, because it frequently decides to open when in my pocket. 

 

 

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I'm pretty indifferent to the shifter location (last two trucks had console shifters), but wouldn't mind the push button start. The wife's Jeep has that and it's pretty nice to just jump in and go without fumbling with keys. The wide open console is great, but my wife just fills it with more crap when she rides with me.

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I hate to disagree with the majority but keyless and console shifter for me on upper trims. Properly placed you can shift while resting your elbow. And I love the paddle shifters but not the after thought ones on my Denali that are hard to reach.  A good keyless system really has no downside except for a slight “getting used to”  by the owner.  To each his own!

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The column shift frees up a lot of room and is much more positive than the knob.  Also, the knob is a reach to grab whereas the column is within reach.  

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Knobs are stupid.  I like the console shifter in my wife's car.  But I don't mind the column shifter in the truck.  It's a little easier  to use, and gives a lot of storage.

 

I would like push button start, just because it seems cool.  Seems like something that should be offered on $50K or $60K trucks in this day and age.  

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Watched part of one of the car restoration shows the other day.

 

Old pickup, I think maybe it was an F1 Ford, factory equipped with PB start.

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Column shift is the best imo for automatic transmission vehicles. Best use of space


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How about one simple mod that can be column or floor shifter mounted especially since they are partnered with Ford who does it with their versions of the transmissions.  A manual mode that actually accomplishes something.

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On 8/8/2016 at 9:32 AM, bassJAM said:

My current truck, a Frontier, has the center console shifter and I do prefer using it over a column shifter. But it does take up a lot of space and makes the center console unusable for anything other than the cupholders. So I'm kind of torn between the 2. I've never used Ram's type, but I don't think I'd like it.

 

I'm surprised push button start caught on. I remember when it first started hitting non-luxury cars and I had several of them as rentals. They're OK, but not any better than a keyed ignition. I think of it as more of a novelty.

It seems to me that for work trucks, construction, Ranch, Farm, etc, where several people, crews and such may be in out a truck during the day, there’s a high risk that someone might stick the fob in their pocket and head off somewhere away from the truck.  Whereas with a key setup the practice of leaving it in the ignition is ingrained.  Maybe I’m wrong but seems to me a key ignition is better for multiple people situations.  

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Owned 1 ford in between my 5 GMs. Column shifter way more comfortable for me, but probably because that’s what I’m most used to. Probably would make sense to make a keyless option if you want to pay for it. 

I would love to see GM come up with some kind of combination lock like my ford had. I used that all the time. Able to lock keys in truck while I went to gym or for a run or paddle boarding. I can use onStar, but still have to carry phone. That sucks when you go on water or for run. 

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