notchy

notchy

(ˈnɒtʃɪ)
adj
(of a motor vehicle gear mechanism) requiring careful gear-changing, as if having to fit the lever into narrow notches
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Translations
koloinen
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Thankfully, the changes are direct and easy if sometimes a bit notchy, with a light and progressive clutch underfoot.
The gears are a little notchy and getting into first can sometimes be a little firm but you soon get used to the car's characteristics.
The gears are a little notchy, and getting into first can sometimes be a little firm, but you soon get used to the car's characteristics.
Noise levels are impressively low but I did find the six speed manual gearbox on the car I drove very notchy, unlike on petrol versions.
Noise levels are impressively low but I did nd the six speed manual gearbox on the car I drove very notchy, unlike on petrol versions.
Both diesels offer decent acceleration off the mark, but neither is particularly refined and the manual gearbox can be a little notchy.
The ratios have been shortened for the Performance, which is good, but hunting for them through a vague and notchy gearchange isn't.
All work especially well teamed with the mainly optional, swift 'n' smooth, eight-speed auto, although the six-speed manual gearbox is rather notchy.
I found the gear changes a little on the notchy side but the ride is good if a little firm.
The six-speed gearbox is precise, if slightly notchy, and the car certainly has plenty of pulling power no matter what gear you are in.
What you won't like is the clunky gear change, which is notchy and something that Peugeot should sort out double-quick.
Also the clutch is heavy and the gearbox notchy, dulling down the driving experience.