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by potownrob
Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: No more manuals left in Audi's U.S. lineup
Replies: 8
Views: 7588

Re: No more manuals left in Audi's U.S. lineup

What puzzles me is that automatic transmission get harder and harder to drive over the years. You would think that alone would spur a return to manuals. I think that it is like dishwashers and other appliances. The EPA has gotten into the game and ruined them. I'll take an old vacuum modulated auto...
by potownrob
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 117
Views: 28234

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

If it simulates driving Amish in order to fake an element of driver involvement,..... LEXUS DEVELOPING EV MANUAL TRANSMISSION - Autoline Daily And speaking of manual transmissions, they might not die with electric vehicles. The chief engineer of Lexus Electrified says that it’s developing a manual ...
by potownrob
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Fake manual transmissions coming to EVs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

Re: Fake manual transmissions coming to EVs?

Shadow wrote: Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:10 am Update to this thread:

Looks like Lexus is developing a manual transmission EV too:

https://www.teslarati.com/lexus-ev-manu ... ook-video/
weird, but OK. like one of the commenters says, lexus doesn't even put a manual in its ICE cars anymore. :?
by potownrob
Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55906
Views: 3491336

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Idn it Sir Samuel Hagar who sings "I can't drive 25"? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz_nuqSxsHE[/youtube] IIHS CALLS FOR LOWER SPEED LIMITS - Autoline Daily This is crazy. The more safety equipment that goes onto cars, the more people are getting killed in traffic accidents. Ab...
by potownrob
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 245
Views: 76348

Re: Honest Engines

https://www.wheels.ca/news/mazda-goes-long-with-new-large-vehicle-platform?fbclid=IwAR1llNdCe_52MzEGioWPyRaMmeVazhmeOu1z3MVt_Jaj7vkB762HF0i8UFk&mibextid=Zxz2cZ Purse son all lee, I’m rather cun tent whiff my cx-5 whiff its online 4, FF based chassis etc. something like the cx-70 whiff in-line 6...
by potownrob
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55906
Views: 3491336

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

For some reason, it seems that Costco has decided to be the low cost retailer for gasoline, at least in my area. I've been paying under $3.00 per gallon for a couple weeks now,...and there will be a 4% rebate coming back to me at the end of the year. I'm not complaining, just remarking that Costco ...
by potownrob
Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!
Replies: 62
Views: 14878

Re: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!

very interesting indeed. closest i've come to no clutch was weak clutch (unless you count very stiff clutch but that's something different). eye had the clutch replaced on two cars - my 94 civic and mein 98 maxima. the clutch still worked at least okay when i had them replaced. the civic was my firs...
by potownrob
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!
Replies: 62
Views: 14878

Re: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!

Yup, did that on my .77 column-shifted 3-speed F100 when the clutch linkage broke. Started it in 1st gear and shifted by rev matching to get it home. reminds me of when my aunt's clutch went on her corvair. dad drove the car all the way to the dealer without the clutch. fun fun... In a clutch, you ...
by potownrob
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!
Replies: 62
Views: 14878

Re: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!

All my floor-shifted Ford trucks (84 F150, 95 F150, 01 Ranger) would have the shift knob eventually fly off on a hard 1-2 shift. My 01 Chebby S10 never did that. I probably learned on that New Process in a wrecker truck in the 1970s. I would crank it over in 1st gear and it would roll out, then wor...
by potownrob
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 245
Views: 76348

Re: Honest Engines

eye think my sisto has an electric mower, butt it's won of those older seemingly experimental ones that was underpowered and didn't hold a charge. she has the cheap gas mower that i bought to replace the honda, but she only uses it iff the lawn service does a bad job/won't do the area near the pool ...
by potownrob
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55906
Views: 3491336

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

END OF ICE AGE SALES FRENZY - Autoline Daily EVs are the fastest growing segment in the auto industry, and analysts expect them to really rocket forward from about the middle of 2024 until the end of 2027, as more and more EVs hit the market. But that could also trigger a surge in sales of ICE vehi...
by potownrob
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!
Replies: 62
Views: 14878

Re: Winter....potholes....and automatics. Ugh!

All my floor-shifted Ford trucks (84 F150, 95 F150, 01 Ranger) would have the shift knob eventually fly off on a hard 1-2 shift. My 01 Chebby S10 never did that. I probably learned on that New Process in a wrecker truck in the 1970s. I would crank it over in 1st gear and it would roll out, then wor...
by potownrob
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1981
Views: 201054

Re: What are you listening to?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCIysEgaga4[/youtube] "AIN'T IT FRUNKY NOW" , by James Brown The front trunk is the EV's most divisive feature The front trunk available on some EVs is splitting opinion https://s3-prod-canada.autonews.com/s3fs-public/styles/width_792/public/Ford%2...
by potownrob
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1514
Views: 234495

Re: Random Videos

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDam51g6dBA[/youtube] How Manual Cars Work - manual transmission gearbox A very detailed video on the magic that occurs inside the silver box. que chiquitin rope. too bad eye doughn't shift gears these days. halve two change the drive belt on the ole altima ...
by potownrob
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 245
Views: 76348

Re: Honest Engines

Honda to Exit the Lawn Mower Market "The decision to end lawn mower production is driven by market forces such as stricter environmental regulations, shifting customer preferences, and our focus on growing profitable products in our portfolio," the statement said. "Honda will continu...