Two questions, first one I reckon is silly but just to be sure...
Say I drive a car which has 5 forward gears and 1 reverse. Is this referred to as a 5-speed gearbox or a 6? I've heard conflicting answers and am wondering what Fuelly's definition is.
Second question is, I live in Orkney with one of my cars, and have left my other car down south. Yet I despite trying to edit the other car and typing in it's location, it keeps on showing as being with me in Orkney. Is this a bug?
Only forward gears count when people talk about gears or transmission, the reverse gear is given since all cars have it. Forward gears are helical gears and the reverse gear is a spur gear, that's why most cars wine in reverse gear. The new Corvette is a 7 speed manual for example.
Oh I'm not sure then. I sold it as it wasn't being used enough, I'd only done 800 miles in three years, so after mot, tax and insurance, it really wasn't worth running anymore sadly. Plus I needed some cash to fix my house up. I do miss it though, couldn't really take it on the open road as it's just not safe enough, guaranteed to die in any crash, I was scared!