Originally Posted by TomInMich
So holding a button down for 3 seconds is incredibly annoying to you?
Is your finger made of silly putty?
Yes, and it's a real problem! Please do not laugh at people with platicinitis! You should see the mess it makes when I use the parking brake.
I admit my adjective might have been a bit blunt. Perhaps we could settle for "mildly annoying", or maybe "represents and inconvenience"? I'm very flexible, we can surely find a middle ground.
But seriously, it's not the action of pressing it that I find annoying, it's the delay involved. When I want to switch into lock, I want it now, not tomorrow. Maybe it's fine your average driver that will press it once to get out of the snow bank and be done with it, but I would prefer a quicker response.
Much the same way as I chose to drive a manual transmission for the responsiveness, not relying on the awful automatic transmission selection of gears and delayed response when resquesting abrupt changes in driving style.
As for driving all day long in LOCK, go for it. Just keep under 60km/h. The people that wrote the manual know nothing, they are just screwing with ya.
Now now, please re-read my posts very carefully and observer that I have, at no point whatsoever, implied that instruction manual writers did now know what they were talking about. What I implied was that the instruction manual lacked details about the reasoning behind the given instruction. You're right, the manual is very very specific at telling what I should not do, but gives no indication as to why.
This lack of information leads me to bring the subject into a discussion forum where other people can share their knowledge. Of course there's no good reason why they should detail in an instruction manual the mechanical reasons why the lock shouldn't be left on, but that doesn't mean I'm not interested into finding it.