In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The bystanders jumped out of the way of the speeding Japanese machine as he pulled on the gear shift with a smooth control.
- Many cyclists don't understand the gear shift patterns.
- Instead of a foot-operated gear shift pedal it had a button on the handlebar.
- It may take longer to learn to cope with a new kind of gear shift in my car, and I may have trouble discarding some of the old responses practiced daily over a number of years.
- If you offer gear shift knobs, steering wheels and other interior components in a variety of colors, you have to have the parts available in all the colors to make repairs.
- ‘If the car is supposed to cater to the needs of people who love adventure, why is the gear shift so close to the CD / cassette player, in between the beverage holder and ashtray,’ a friend said.
- I doubt if they made another one, but it was certainly a well engineered little project - other than the gear shift.
- I'm sure the car absolutely surges along if you get the one that's fitted with a four-litre V8 petrol engine and a manual gear shift, but mine had the 2.5-litre diesel and was automatic.
- The gauges are laid out perfectly, and the seats are deep and the gear shift is high.
- I jammed the gear shift into park and jumped out of the car, wiping my pants off.
- He had chosen it because it was an English car, so the steering wheel was on the right side; driving on the right side of the road would be confusing enough without having to deal with a gear shift on the wrong side of the wheel.
- I would sit in his lap; he would run the gear shift, clutch, and brake.
- Initially, customers groused about a grinding gear shift, poor air-conditioning, and lousy tires.
- The vehicle is available with a six-passenger configuration, which does away with the center console and puts the gear shift lever on the steering column.
- The invitation fell into a crevice between the gear shift and the seat.
- It brings the same high level of quality, bank-vault body structure, feathery gear shifts and magic carpet ride of its predecessor and adds many improvements.
- You move a cursor around the screen by turning a knob set between the seats, directly behind the gear shift, and enter commands by pushing down on the knob.
- It was remarkably straightforward in concept, a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive twin-seat sports car with a short-throw gear shift, long bonnet, short rear end and pop-up headlights.
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