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Transmision: automatica de 4 velocidades al piso

English translation: explanation below

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08:17 Aug 26, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: Transmision: automatica de 4 velocidades al piso
What does the "al piso" part mean? Why would you specify that a transmission control is located on the floor, or does it mean something else?
Brent Turnipseed
English translation:explanation below
Explanation:
I believe it refers to a gear box situated on the floor/ground of the car as oposite to near/by the stearing wheel (which is nowadays very rare but still exists). Its the only explanation that seems to make sense to me

Please see this reference where you find "en el piso":

Corvette recopilacion en español - [ Translate this page ]
... 4 velocidades en el piso, trasmision Borg-Warner ... Matic de tres velocidades, lA Bateria
se ... operasdos por vacio al igual que las ... 4 speed transmission,Alarm system ...
www.corvetteven.com/recopil.html

Hope it helps!
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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 10:51
Grading comment
Thank you for the explanation, and to all others. I knew what it meant more or less from my own driving experience. It just sounded odd to me to say "on the floor."
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1Transmission: automatic four speed on the floorxxxtrans4u
na +1explanation below
Elisa Capelão
na +1the transmission control is on the floorcharlesink
naFloor shift
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh


  

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3 mins peer agreement (net): +1
the transmission control is on the floor


Explanation:
self explaining


    Malgorn Technical Dictionary and my own experience as engineer.
charlesink
Local time: 07:51
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 91

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Patricia Lutteral: Estamos viejos, los chicos jóvenes no saben que había cambios en el volante!! :-))
29 mins
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9 mins peer agreement (net): +1
explanation below


Explanation:
I believe it refers to a gear box situated on the floor/ground of the car as oposite to near/by the stearing wheel (which is nowadays very rare but still exists). Its the only explanation that seems to make sense to me

Please see this reference where you find "en el piso":

Corvette recopilacion en español - [ Translate this page ]
... 4 velocidades en el piso, trasmision Borg-Warner ... Matic de tres velocidades, lA Bateria
se ... operasdos por vacio al igual que las ... 4 speed transmission,Alarm system ...
www.corvetteven.com/recopil.html

Hope it helps!


    see above
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 10:51
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 172
Grading comment
Thank you for the explanation, and to all others. I knew what it meant more or less from my own driving experience. It just sounded odd to me to say "on the floor."

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Patricia Lutteral
24 mins
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11 mins
Floor shift


Explanation:
We are talking about a "four on the floor" as it was called some time ago.
So, AL PISO means that the gear shift is ON THE FLOOR, i.e.it is a FLOOR SHIFT.

Regards,

BSD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 03:51
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 219
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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Transmission: automatic four speed on the floor


Explanation:
Transmission-Transmisión
Automatic-automática
4 velocidades- 4 speed
al piso-on the floor

Hope this helps.

Bye


    Having to keep up the car-savvy with 4 men at home who are car nuts.
xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 308

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ivan Sanchez
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, even though he opted for another answer, I still like mine better.
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