Naughty Zoot (zanna_voodoo) wrote in brits_americans,

Manual transmission in the UK

This has been bugging me for a long time.

I live in the US and can drive a stick shift (manual transmission). I have considered trying to drive a manual transmission rental car when visiting the UK, but I find it daunting. Already having to deal with the whole driving on the left and different rules, and all that.

In a manual transmission car in the UK, what order are the gears in? Is first gear to the upper left on the shift box? That would match the US style.

Like this?

Or is the shift order reversed, with first in upper right?

I'm already assuming the foot pedals are in the same order as in the US: left is the clutch, center is the brake and right is the accelerator.
Tags: driving (uk)
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