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LHOswald
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby LHOswald » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:25 am

so what your saying is as of right now you drive a 6 speed manual nissan cube? i think you might be the man
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MGS
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby MGS » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:30 am

paul34 wrote:no need to apologize. we all have different sized hands.


::: rimshot :::

:D

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MGS
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby MGS » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:32 am

LHOswald wrote:so what your saying is as of right now you drive a 6 speed manual nissan cube? i think you might be the man


Thanks.

That is correct. Got a '10 Cube with 6-sp manual on 3/14/10. (Pi Day!)

Neat car in many ways :)

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comingbackdown
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby comingbackdown » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:32 am

MGS wrote:
paul34 wrote:no need to apologize. we all have different sized hands.


::: rimshot :::

:D


Yep, you're gonna fit in here just fine!
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watkins
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby watkins » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:19 pm

MGS wrote:::: rimshot :::

:D

Next time, try this:

http://instantrimshot.com/
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MGS
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby MGS » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:19 am

watkins wrote:
MGS wrote:::: rimshot :::

:D

Next time, try this:

http://instantrimshot.com/


Ha!

Will do!!

:D

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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby wannabe » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:46 pm

a cube? sweet

welcome!

i am one of a few girls residing here...i mainly lurk behind a proxy server tho...:D
Currently not driving anything - the escort died april 2014 and there's no funds to replace it

Crafting and stuff

stickhappy
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby stickhappy » Mon May 31, 2010 2:50 pm

Found your site and had to join!! So you've got another girl in the forums!!

I learned to drive stick in a 74 VW Beetle, and I've driven a Mercury Tracer, Ford Probe, Infiniti G20 and BMW 325i. Now trying to find a convertible with a stick (not a 2-seater, else I'd look seriously at the Mazda MX-5 Miata). Hate that auto manufacturers feel that the more luxurious models=lazy automatics! Just looked at the VW Eos, Saab 9-3 and BMW 128i, trying to make up my mind, but either way I'll probably have to build my own merely because I won't drive an auto transmision.

Glad to know there are others out there who feel like I do!!! :D

Cindy

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watkins
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby watkins » Mon May 31, 2010 2:53 pm

9-3!!!!!
What year?


Also, welcome!
I am one of the resident Viggen drivers/Saab nuts
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theholycow
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby theholycow » Mon May 31, 2010 3:26 pm

Welcome.

I would not bother blaming the manufacturers too much. They're experts at making money...if there was money to be made selling manual transmissions in larger luxury convertibles, you can bet they wouldn't want to ignore it.

The Camaro convertible should come out soon. It's not the most luxurious by today's standards but it is good for four occupants and a 6 speed manual transmission.
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94Corolla5Speed
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Mon May 31, 2010 3:34 pm

Welcome to here!

Those all seem like good choices and I am equally torn between all of them. They all have their respective merits.

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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby stickhappy » Mon May 31, 2010 6:19 pm

Watkins, I believe it was a 2010 9-3 convertible. The base model started out as stick being standard, then the Aero model had stick as an option. It was really a gorgeous looking car!

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watkins
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby watkins » Mon May 31, 2010 9:47 pm

Brand spankin' new. I know nothing about those.
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comingbackdown
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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby comingbackdown » Mon May 31, 2010 11:50 pm

watkins wrote:Brand spankin' new. I know nothing about those.


Your best bet would be to go older and trust this man's advice ^
He's one of our most knowledgeable Saab nuts.
Just please, don't fall for any of his Saab stories.

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Re: Welcome to Standardshift!

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:32 pm

For all logical reasons, newer will be more reliable, plus it will have longer warranty.

How's it a best bet to go with an order vehicle of the same model. Unless there are other reasons why a given year/model is wanted, there's no point to do so.
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