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#4506236 - 02/05/20 01:47 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I also always wondered since many people don't know how to drive stick and I live in Chicago, what would happen if I get carjacked? I'd be like, "OK, hope you know how to drive a stick!" They'd most likely be out of luck and run off or shoot me, one or the other.

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#4506242 - 02/05/20 02:44 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: Wklink]  
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#4506350 - 02/06/20 02:01 AM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Last vehicle I owned that had a stick shift was my 1988 Toyota pickup. Totaled it in 2003 and I haven't driven a vehicle that I owned with a stick shift since then.


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#4506357 - 02/06/20 02:54 AM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4506362 - 02/06/20 03:39 AM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4506377 - 02/06/20 05:37 AM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4507069 - 02/11/20 03:41 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I just saw this article today, made me think of this thread:

Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019
https://autos.yahoo.com/electric-cars-outsold-manual-transmission-143000648.html


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#4507071 - 02/11/20 03:55 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted by Arthonon
I just saw this article today, made me think of this thread:

Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019
https://autos.yahoo.com/electric-cars-outsold-manual-transmission-143000648.html




Yeah, the overall trend is very clear. Manual transmission cars will continue to be more and more a niche product for the general consumer market as time goes on.

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#4507282 - 02/13/20 08:05 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4513704 - 03/31/20 12:33 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: arthur666]  
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Originally Posted by arthur666
Yeah I love owning an old car. I know it's a cliche, but you CAN actually work on them. It's OBDII, but other than that, as simple as it gets. I plan to hold onto it indefinitely.

Mine doesn't even have a radio or A/C anymore. Power windows and power steering though. But if those ever go, switching them to unpowered is not very difficult.

My Mustang has no AC, no heat, no power steering, no computerized anything, no radio, no rear seat, still uses a carburetor and of coarse a manual transmission. Kids today like to make fun of it until they muster the courage to actually meet me at a drag strip where 99% of them get schooled.


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#4513731 - 03/31/20 04:09 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: Rumpelhardt]  
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Originally Posted by Rumpelhardt
Originally Posted by arthur666
Yeah I love owning an old car. I know it's a cliche, but you CAN actually work on them. It's OBDII, but other than that, as simple as it gets. I plan to hold onto it indefinitely.

Mine doesn't even have a radio or A/C anymore. Power windows and power steering though. But if those ever go, switching them to unpowered is not very difficult.

My Mustang has no AC, no heat, no power steering, no computerized anything, no radio, no rear seat, still uses a carburetor and of coarse a manual transmission. Kids today like to make fun of it until they muster the courage to actually meet me at a drag strip where 99% of them get schooled.

What model/year Mustang is it?


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#4513965 - 04/01/20 06:04 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted by Arthonon
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Originally Posted by arthur666
Yeah I love owning an old car. I know it's a cliche, but you CAN actually work on them. It's OBDII, but other than that, as simple as it gets. I plan to hold onto it indefinitely.

Mine doesn't even have a radio or A/C anymore. Power windows and power steering though. But if those ever go, switching them to unpowered is not very difficult.

My Mustang has no AC, no heat, no power steering, no computerized anything, no radio, no rear seat, still uses a carburetor and of coarse a manual transmission. Kids today like to make fun of it until they muster the courage to actually meet me at a drag strip where 99% of them get schooled.

What model/year Mustang is it?

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#4513967 - 04/01/20 06:09 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4513998 - 04/01/20 08:45 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: Rumpelhardt]  
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Mine, 1983 straight 6 300" (4.9l) From what I could find out it was basically a truck engine that was in it. It was quick compared with some hot hatches but it was no drag racer, more of a long distance cruiser. Oh and it was right hand drive too, Ford sold a few in the UK from 82 - 86 most popular one was the Turbocharged V6 2.8 litre.

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#4514050 - 04/02/20 01:28 AM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Fox bodies have a lot of upgradability for drag racing - light overall body and support for a good V8, as well as a solid rear axle. That's a nice looking one, looks stock.


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#4521772 - 05/21/20 03:43 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Keeping the tradition alive. Two weeks ago I sold my stick-shift 2009 Mustang and replaced it with a Tacoma, also a five-speed stick. The hardest part about driving one of these, is finding one of these. 99% automatics on the lot it seems. Suits me fine and no one can borrow it since they always change their tune when you ask them if they can drive a stick. They don't want to admit that, so they suddenly remember an alternative and thanks anyway smile


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#4521812 - 05/21/20 07:34 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4522117 - 05/23/20 05:12 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: oldgrognard]  
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My daily driver is an old Civic with a manual, and our two fun cars are manuals as well: an S2000 and a Type R. I love both cars, but like a couple of you have already mentioned with respect to your cars, switching back and forth between the S2000 and the Type R is surprisingly hard for the first couple of minutes. The clutch engagement points are really different, as are the gas petal responses--in part because while the Type R's inputs are mediated by way of the car's computers, with the S2000, the links are purely mechanical. The feel is so different between the two cars that I finally had to buy soft-soled driving shoes, which help facilitate more granular control over the S2000's clutch and gas pedal. And I had to do that even though we've owned the S2000 since 2003. Sad but true smile

#4522369 - 05/25/20 10:09 PM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: DKM]  
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Originally Posted by DKM
My daily driver is an old Civic with a manual, and our two fun cars are manuals as well: an S2000 and a Type R. I love both cars, but like a couple of you have already mentioned with respect to your cars, switching back and forth between the S2000 and the Type R is surprisingly hard for the first couple of minutes. The clutch engagement points are really different, as are the gas petal responses--in part because while the Type R's inputs are mediated by way of the car's computers, with the S2000, the links are purely mechanical. The feel is so different between the two cars that I finally had to buy soft-soled driving shoes, which help facilitate more granular control over the S2000's clutch and gas pedal. And I had to do that even though we've owned the S2000 since 2003. Sad but true smile


I suspect that if I jumped into my old RX7 I'd have the same problem. The GLI's clutch is so much different from older cars. It is almost too easy to drive a clutch now. I actually have to work to stall the thing out. Rev limiting is great and I like the hill hold feature in some of the inner town driving in places like Tacoma though. I still need to teach my son how to drive the thing. Then again, he probably would want to borrow it if I did.


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#4522867 - 05/29/20 12:59 AM Re: Anyone still driving a manual transmission car [Re: Wklink]  
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I think both of those are great cars. The RX-7 may lack some of the GLI's computer-assisted sophistication, but my goodness is its rawness ever a joy, especially on a canyon road.

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