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Can you shift directly into L mode with one really long shift instead of the tiresome shift and wait for D to appear then shift again to get L?

...or is there a way you can have L be the default shift from Park or Neutral? It's really annoying to have to double click!
 

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Tap the shifter down twice while depressing the shifter button. It will end up in L even if done rapidly.

No way to set L as default, but tapping down twice literally takes one second. I do it now without even thinking about it.
 
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I just start my drive in "D" (by depressing the side button and pressing down on the shifter), and once in "D" I just tap the shifter down once more and it goes to "L".
 

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I think he mis-titled his query. He used the word “easy” but meant “direct” as he described in the body of the post. There has always been an easy way. There is no direct way.
 

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I'm confused also by why they named it 'L' when L on ICE cars is in fact a low gear setting where high speed damages the transmission in that mode.

One more thought, why doesn't L come first instead of D...competitors' vehicles like the i3 have only an L mode and no D mode. One-pedal driving is forced on you.
 

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I'm confused also by why they named it 'L' when L on ICE cars is in fact a low gear setting where high speed damages the transmission in that mode.

One more thought, why doesn't L come first instead of D...competitors' vehicles like the i3 have only an L mode and no D mode. One-pedal driving is forced on you.
Most likeley because L for low gear typically has engine braking associated with it. So the behavour would be similar. If they names in O for one pedal one could cunfuse that with Overdrive.
 

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I'm a double-pumper too: two quick taps of the gear shift and I'm set for the duration of the drive.

They should have used a 'G' for 'golf cart'. My associates who golf tell me that all golf carts operate in this manner. It's probably a safety feature on golf carts, so they remain stopped any time the operator gets out of the vehicle.
 

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It's probably a safety feature on golf carts, so they remain stopped any time the operator gets out of the vehicle.
Glen, I need to correct you on this mis-statement

It's probably a safety feature on golf carts, so they remain stopped any time the DRUNK operator gets out of the vehicle.

Everytime I have been golfing there is a whole lotta beer drinking going on! by the 8th hole, where the beer kiosk usually is, everybody feeling it! :) Our host with a little too much drinking crashed his cart into a tree :) To me its all about the people we meet, nah I lied its the beer drinking :)
 

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I'm confused also by why they named it 'L' when L on ICE cars is in fact a low gear setting where high speed damages the transmission in that mode.

One more thought, why doesn't L come first instead of D...competitors' vehicles like the i3 have only an L mode and no D mode. One-pedal driving is forced on you.
GM wanted the shifter labeling to be similar to what’s found in an ICE car, the typical PRNDL pattern.

In that pattern L always comes last.
 

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This was why I liked the Gen 2 Volt's shifter so much: it was just like a traditional shifter but I could shift straight into L when I wanted to. From other's tips, a slight nudge forward and you'd be back into D. Want L again? Slam that shifter back. Felt like more visceral compared to the Bolt's joystick.
 

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I prefer the double tap to shift to low and then just tap it again to shift between D and L.
Even though I never use D, it's a pretty simple setup. Once you get use to it, it becomes second nature.
 

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I tried it yesterday... it is easy and it became second nature in 24 hours... not annoying at all.
 
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Glen, I need to correct you on this mis-statement

It's probably a safety feature on golf carts, so they remain stopped any time the DRUNK operator gets out of the vehicle.

Everytime I have been golfing there is a whole lotta beer drinking going on! by the 8th hole, where the beer kiosk usually is, everybody feeling it! :) Our host with a little too much drinking crashed his cart into a tree :) To me its all about the people we meet, nah I lied its the beer drinking :)
I learned loooong ago that the pros don't drink and drive. By about the fourth hole I'm starting to loosen up, and five through nine are stellar (for me). After "shots for everybody!" at the tenth tee, I'm trashed by the fourteenth hole. I get my money's worth (stroke-wise) in the back nine. Then it's off to the "nineteenth hole" for copious amounts of water and story-telling. A good time is had by all.
 

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I learned loooong ago that the pros don't drink and drive. By about the fourth hole I'm starting to loosen up, and five through nine are stellar (for me). After "shots for everybody!" at the tenth tee, I'm trashed by the fourteenth hole. I get my money's worth (stroke-wise) in the back nine. Then it's off to the "nineteenth hole" for copious amounts of water and story-telling. A good time is had by all.
Yeah I know you gott taper it off and then spend time in the clubhouse for dinner, or have a DD and get looped
 
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