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Manual shift mode

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Do any other XLR owners wish that the shift lever direction for upshifts and downshifts was reversed? It just seems more natural / logical that a backward click (i.e., toward the driver) would upshift - imagine 1st to 2nd, 3rd to 4th gear shifts on 4 and 5 speed manual transmissions, pulling toward you. Also similar to motorcycle shifts (at least to me), up to upshift, down for lower gears (unless you ride vintage Norton Commandos!) Maybe it's just due to long experience with bikes and British 4 speed sports cars, but pushing forward to upshift feels completely unnatural to me. Is there some way to modify this? Anyone agree?
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Good thing red line is at 6500 'cause I do the same thing occasionally! Feels unnatural, consequently don't use the manual feature much, although I'd like to...
If I could change one thing on my XLR, that would be it. Otherwise, love everything about it. Would love to drive it aggressively in manual mode, but feels awkward! Wonder if it can be modified?
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