Q: How do I use the standard automatic shift lever?

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How do I use the standard automatic shift lever?

The standard automatic shifter has seven available positions: P (Park), R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D (Drive – all gears available), 3 (Drive – first, second, and third gears available), 2 (Drive – first and second gear available), and L (Low – first gear only). To move the shifter out of P, depress the brake pedal, and move the shifter to the desired gear. Once out of P, the shifter can be moved without depressing the brake pedal.

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