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Old 07-11-2014, 11:07 PM   #11
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:15 AM   #12
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Lol!!!
Even semi's are getting more autos now, suppose to help with driver shortages, I've heard.
The way I see it...if someone can't handle shifting their own gears....they have no business herding a #90,000 truck down the road.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:28 AM   #13
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When my DW got out of grad school and started her teaching career in the late 1970s, she was going to buy her first-ever new car, and it had to be a convertible. Of course, they weren't making American convertibles at that time, so she bought a bright yellow 1979 MGB. She had never driven a manual transmission, so she made the salesman teach her how to drive it before she would buy it (now, there was a guy who must have REALLY needed to make a sale).

Fast-forward 36 years: Retired, teaching career behind her, but we still have the MG. We only drive it once or twice a year, but we still have it.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:27 AM   #14
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No manual shift? Really? Next thing you are going to tell me is that they will only make Televisions that have remote controls.
And I suppose someone will suggest putting the outhouse inside our homes and somehow get the water in there too! Just can't leave well enough alone.
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And I miss snapping my buggy whip at the channel dial on the TV to change stations. I got really good at that!
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:53 AM   #16
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And I miss snapping my buggy whip at the channel dial on the TV to change stations. I got really good at that!
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geeeshh

Before ya know it, will all have hand held communication devices.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:07 PM   #18
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Before ya know it, will all have hand held communication devices.
On a serious note, Star Trek had cell phones decades before they were a reality.
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The price of automatic transmissions is what me BUY a manual. Best thing I ever did in a vehicle. LOVE the 6 speed manual in my truck....another reason to keep it forever I guess.
less than a $1000 new clutch, pressure, flywheel and bearing.... $5000+ for a new auto
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:46 PM   #20
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I miss my manual. Had one in my Saturn. Had one in my Mazda. When I bought the Ram I wanted to get a Manual, but no such luck. Auto was the only option.

I find it interesting in the article where they talk about only 5% of cars being manual and that's declining. The way it's written is suggestive that the lower demand for manual is what's driving it away. But in my case, I didn't by an automatic because I wanted an automatic. I bought an automatic because that was the only dang choice Ram gave me. I'm sure the sales of manuals wouldn't be declining so much if they weren't taking the choice away from us.

Oh, and IWanna: While my Saturn was cheaper for a manual, in my Mazda the manual was considered an upgrade and actually cost more.

I thought the upgrade cost was worth if in the Mazda for a couple of reasons. First, because I just enjoy driving better with a manual. Call me a control freak or whatever, I just felt happier. Second was as an added theft deterrent. I figured since the average car theft around here is joy riding kids, the likelihood of my car being stolen reduces. After all, since so many people can't drive stick, a joy riding teenager knowing how to move it more than 5 feet is pretty slim. So most would look, see it was a stick, and move on to easier prey.
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