Comments on Profile Post by rhythmdevils

  1. rhythmdevils
    It makes me feel so much more connected to the car and gives you so much more control for example the auto transmission changing gears in the middle of a curve.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  2. sheldaze
    Looking at the 2022 Miata trim level options, it does not have automatic as an option until you buy their top trim. They still understand that a manual transmission is embedded into the heart of the experience of driving this car.
    Jun 26, 2022
  3. Cryptowolf
    How do you feel about peddle/button shifters? My jeep has them and it’s better than not.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  4. Tchoupitoulas
    Decades ago, someone said that driving a car is the ultimate marriage of man and machine. You've gotta be changing gears manually to have that full experience!
    Jun 26, 2022
  5. Qildail
    I do like my button shift option for better control in poor weather, but I don’t miss full manual - I’d always end up riding the clutch and tearing it up. That got expensive.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  6. M3NTAL
    The cars that need to be manual are still manual. Miata, Z, Supra, 86 variants, Mustang, Camaro.
    Jun 26, 2022
  7. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    I have only lived and driven in countries where Manual was the default, and Auto the more expensive minority luxury.

    I haven't driven an auto in 17 years. Sometimes, in the city traffic, I wish I was doing so!
    Jun 26, 2022
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  8. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    In a similar vein, I've always enjoyed rowing. Actually being the connection between the boat and the water.

    Same kind of sensation, but more so :)
    Jun 26, 2022
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  9. HotRatSalad
    I have a Camry with a stick. Almost always drove stick shifts.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  10. Mithrandir41
    You can still get Challenger scat packs in manual. A great (relative) bargain
    Jun 26, 2022
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  11. Claritas
    Indeed. Ever since girls started putting out, the techniques required for advanced onanism have been on the decline.
    Jun 26, 2022
  12. Kernel Kurtz
    Kernel Kurtz
    It used to be manuals were faster than autos too. That is no longer the case. F1 switched to manumatics back in the 90s. Almost all my cars have been manual, but new autos with manual modes like the ZF 8HP in my current car are really good, and let me channel my inner Lewis Hamilton.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  13. Armaegis
    My car is a CVT, so I don't even have gears per se...
    Jun 26, 2022
  14. yotacowboy
    Okay, i'm gonna sound crazy town, but I'm planning on taking my '17 GTI and put it in storage during the winter months and am transitioning into a new Tacoma for DD activities. I'm not looking to make bank selling the thing in 20 years, but i can only imagine the '17 GTI experience will be something long gone in 10 years.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  15. yotacowboy
    I've come to realize that we're living in peak gas burning (and turba!!) technical prowess and I'd like to save my little special snapshot in time for car enthusiasts without putting unnecessary wear on the interior and paint if I don't need to. I love this car.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  16. murray
    If you like manual shifting, then consider manual crank starting, too.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  17. ColtMrFire
    I learned how to drive on a stick shift. Definitely makes you pay attention more.
    Jun 26, 2022
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  18. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    @murray "consider manual crank starting, too"

    Why not pedal cars then? lol.

    We let the battery run down on a yacht (30-something foot). Attempts were made to hand-crank the diesel. A lot of skin was lost and no RPMs were gained. Thankfully we managed by borrowing a battery from another crew.
    Jun 27, 2022
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  19. CEE TEE
    Toyota (BMW) Supra
    Toyota GR86
    Toyota GR Corolla
    Honda Civic Si / Type R / Acura Integra
    Miata ND2
    Porsche Boxster / Cayman
    Kia Stinger / Genesis G70
    Hyundai Veloster N / Elantra N
    Nissan Z
    VW GTI variants
    Jun 28, 2022