I drove stick shift my whole life until I moved here. My wife does not drive stick so both our cars are auto although I have tiptronic in one of them and I never have it in full auto. I think I may buy a stick shift again in the future because I miss it in a way. Although I must admit with DC traffic, I don't miss dipping a clutch too much!Good info, but if it was me I'd just push the clutch in.:wink: I still like a stick shift better and if the brakes totally fail you have a much better chance of getting it to stop.
I agree with you. If you disengage drive there is no way it would continue to accelarate. My guess is that she panicked understandably and could not think to go in neutral or park. I believe Toyota are going to install the same systems other manufacturers have which disengage drive when you hit the brake. This should have been a legal requirement on ALL vehicles IMO.You pop it into neutral. I don't understand how the car would keep going if you popped it into neutral. She probably went so fast that she didn't stop on neutral and that is why she kept going forward.