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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    For me: Driving vehicles that have ‘modern
    manuals’—what with their computer aided
    rev-matching, and other automated functions—
    really pale in comparison to the satisfaction that
    I once derived from actually rev-matching manually.


    With that in mind:
    This guy was good; very good!
    (Try to do this in computer-aided manuals.)




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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    I once derived from actually rev-matching manually.....

    How many gears did those Model A's have, Bob?
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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    I do not understand why automakers are moving away from manual transmissions. When the C7 came out, the automatic transmissions were full of issues and the manual transmissions did just fine.

    I understand they are quicker, but it is up to the consumer if those 0.2 secs are worth it or not. I'd kill to have a manual car, but unfortunately they are becoming rarer and rarer.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by DETAILROOKIE View Post
    I do not understand why automakers are moving away from manual transmissions. When the C7 came out, the automatic transmissions were full of issues and the manual transmissions did just fine.

    I understand they are quicker, but it is up to the consumer if those 0.2 secs are worth it or not. I'd kill to have a manual car, but unfortunately they are becoming rarer and rarer.

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    In my experiences lately, most kids that I have worked with under the age of 30 have zero ability to drive a manual.

    Like I said....... Most.

    One of my service advisors (26, but grew up with cars and a dad who cared) can drive anything made.
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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    I know the manual is going away in these perf cars but it would've been nice for the "real" driving fans out there to offer this in that C8, try and NOT be like the competition

    I was talking to Derek0609 this afternoon about the C8 and I just can't get into this car, I really wish I could point to "something" about it but IMO this was 60 years in the making and I just don't get it. I mean Lamborghini had what, 2-3 years to introduce the Miura after its debut of their first car, lucky swing....nah, then the Countach came out 5-6 years later and the original one of those was insane, then shoeboxes and picnic tables were added to it then it became a poster child, weird.
    People don't buy manual transmissions they just talk about it. I mean you have the DCT on your Elantra right?

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    In my experiences lately, most kids that I have worked with under the age of 30 have zero ability to drive a manual.

    Like I said....... Most.

    One of my service advisors (26, but grew up with cars and a dad who cared) can drive anything made.
    It is sad. Everyone should be able to drive a stick. Both of my boys will if I can find a manual 13 years from now.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    How many gears did those
    Model A's have, Bob?
    I started out with the 3 “speed”
    on-the-floor with no synchronizers.

    It required Soft-hand shifting only:
    A practice that came in handy when
    I had a 1971 Duster equipped with
    an unsynchronized 3-on-the-tree.

    Good times. ��


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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by bfielder32087 View Post
    People don't buy manual transmissions they just talk about it. I mean you have the DCT on your Elantra right?

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    My car was bought as a CPO, couldn't find a 6 spd. That said, if I bought it brand new it WOULD have 3 pedals! This is the first Auto I've had since my Honda Fit in the fall of 2011.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    My car was bought as a CPO, couldn't find a 6 spd. That said, if I bought it brand new it WOULD have 3 pedals! This is the first Auto I've had since my Honda Fit in the fall of 2011.

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    Yeah I get it. My comment was just directed towards you. I just hear or read tons of people saying yeah if X car was a stick I'd buy it. Just seems like a lot of BS. The market has spoken. People don't want to drive a stick.

    Other than "being a real man" and the other nonsense the benefits of driving a stick VS an auto just don't exist anymore. Back in the day with older tech and crappy 4 speed autos getting the manual made sense. Better performance, better MPG, more reliable. That's just not really the case anymore. Also as mentioned above modern manual transmissions with all of the fancy rev matching, and poor clutch feel just aren't all that great anymore. The "driving pleasure" with most modern standards just doesn't really exist the way it used to.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    My car only comes in a 6 speed manual. I had a ZF 8 speed auto (awesome tranny, btw) before it and hated it.

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