• This is the most annoying - and potentially dangerous - thing about new cars

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    The old-school P-R-N-D gearshifts are being replaced by confusing joysticks.
    The change frees up valuable space, but there's a learning curve.
    At least one prominent death was blamed on the new shifters.
    We've started to notice a theme in many of the new cars and trucks, including SUVs, that we test out here at Business Insider on our Transportation team: confusing automatic-transmission shifters.
    We're not talking about stick shifts here; those are still, mercifully, relatively straightforward.
    But the good old park-reverse-neutral-drive setups of old, when you simply moved a shifter up...
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