Re: Where’s the effing handbrake!?
I had the fun experience of trying to manoeuvre a large Kia Sedona some years ago.
It was a manual transmission, but had one of those US style foot operated parking brakes with a tab that you pulled to release it (IE No ability to actually to use it for controlled braking. Simply on or off).
I was trying to reverse parallel park up a hill.
To my Horror, I realised that one needed two left feet to do this.
You are backing up hill slipping the clutch.
Now you need to apply the brake (parking or foot), put the clutch down so you can gently roll forward controlling the car with the brake before raising the clutch to resume the move back up hill to complete the manoeuvre.
Unfortunately one only has one left foot. You cant use it on the brake, the clutch, or the parking brake at the same time!
HTF are you supposed to manoeuvre safely with such a setup?
The foot operated parking brake is OK on an auto, but on a manual transmission, it is insane!