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by tankinbeans
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars

AHTOXA wrote:My GTO came with a feature when I shifted into first, it changed radio stations for me.

That's what I call awesome design!

Reminds me of the most annoying feature in my first manual where I couldn't get into 4th at random times for no explicable reason.
by tankinbeans
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars

I think a good compromise might be the fore/aft placement along the right side of the shitter, parallel to 5/6 or 5/R. Obviously that would have to vary in LHD and RHD cars.
by tankinbeans
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars

I agree. Although I will say that the fore and aft placement is less irritating than the side by side placement because there isn't as much stretching of the wrist involved to shift. I currently have similar placement to the Mustang in Malcolm and it's generally okay; if the cups are big enough I re...
by tankinbeans
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I hate this car
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: I hate this car

Was it only the Cascada that was Polish and the Envision Chinese? I know Buick is a bit more euro/east Asian than most of the other GM brands.
by tankinbeans
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I hate this car
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: I hate this car

theholycow wrote:
potownrob wrote:Thats a wagon not a cuv 8)

What is the difference?

Not in theory, but in practice...

I'm guessing longer, lower, without a truncated wheelbase. If it were a girl it would be flat, whereas CUVs are top heavy.
by tankinbeans
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I hate this car
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: I hate this car

potownrob wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Oh heck no. No more CUVs

Thats a wagon not a cuv 8)

It is kind of sexy, if a bit pretentious.
by tankinbeans
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does this unicorn exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1281

Re: Does this unicorn exist?

The Beans did drive a current Camry, with a V6 no less. Was okay, and I liked the HUD, but overall it didn't offer anything that I couldn't get elsewhere.

It had the same power numbers as the 300, but wasn't quite as teutonic and portly and felt a little lighter on its tootsies.
by tankinbeans
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I hate this car
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: I hate this car

Is that one of those that come out of China or Poland?
by tankinbeans
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I hate this car
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: I hate this car

If it's the same manual, or related to that in the '11 Jetta, it has 3 overdrives which hide power pretty effectively.
by tankinbeans
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: When 5 gears just aren't enough
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: When 5 gears just aren't enough

Ya learn something new...

Thank you Señor Juicemaster. 8)
by tankinbeans
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: When 5 gears just aren't enough
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: When 5 gears just aren't enough

Would the clutch brake as you described it be similar to a "Jake brake"? Or are they different animals?

I've always been curious about trucking and intimidated at the prospect of driving one with the splitter and tons of gear ratios to deal with.
by tankinbeans
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: 1996 Honda Civic 5 speed manual
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: FS: 1996 Honda Civic 5 speed manual

There wouldn't be anything that clean up here; too much road salt.
by tankinbeans
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does this unicorn exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1281

Re: Does this unicorn exist?

I'd read somewhere that the Mahindra buggies wouldn't be authorized for use on public roads and would be more similar to those big ATV type things from Polaris. Also, I'd read that Mahindra at one time had a working relationship with Willys, or the manufacturers of protoJeeps (I can't recall quite w...
by tankinbeans
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does this unicorn exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1281

Re: Does this unicorn exist?

If it's the same pornstar V6 as is in the current 300 it'll take 87. I used 91 due to the higher energy content (Minnesota only allows 91 octane to be offered sans ethanol at select stations - with a stupid srticker on the pump saying it's only for small engines and collector cars), but never had an...
by tankinbeans
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Dodge Dart Manuel Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 737

Re: Dodge Dart Manuel Woes

glitchy UConnect trash. Interesting... UConnect is by far the most user-friendly infotainment system on the market. When I had it I'd be driving down the freeway when it would start buzzing at the top of its volume range; killing and restarting the car didn't reset it. I'd lose all control over any...

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