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by potownrob
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?

It's just a thought, but do you think our manual transmission vehicles will start to command a higher resale value (private sale, not dealer trade-in) as fewer and fewer new cars become available with manual transmissions? Or will they simply become a major liability because nobody will want them, ...
by potownrob
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3077

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

How can that be smooth? Your technique must be good. haha my dad showed me to feel the stick for when it stops vibrating to know when to shift. 'tis much harder in newer cars with cable-linked shifters or otherwise disconnected shifters that don't feel connected to the gearbox. the only synchro box...
by potownrob
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3077

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

How can that be smooth? Your technique must be good. haha my dad showed me to feel the stick for when it stops vibrating to know when to shift. 'tis much harder in newer cars with cable-linked shifters or otherwise disconnected shifters that don't feel connected to the gearbox. the only synchro box...
by potownrob
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3077

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

I float out clutch in with most of my shifts on my Jeep. Just seems to be a habit I've unconsciously gotten into from driving a big truck more than my personal vehicle. It does seem to be pretty smooth most of the time though. Is that what it is called. I thought I was just being lazy, but coming i...
by potownrob
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

Problem is, who can afford those? You need the cars that are in the 20-30k range to be good to keep the younger generation interested. If its all just 50-90k sport cars then you lost a majority of the younger generation. Then by the time they can afford those expensive cars, they won't know what a ...
by potownrob
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Hairy chests
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Hairy chests

almost marked this one as spam...
by potownrob
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

the rev hang disease has gotten out of hand and needs to be cured. luckily, a lot of the newer manuals aren't as bad as that of the Passat (when it could be had with a manual). not only better gearing and clutches, but less rev hang on a lot of models, relatively speaking at least. you have got to ...
by potownrob
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

Go way up in price and you can still find cars like the BMW M3 & M4 (and even the M2 for that matter) offering a manual transmission that's still good. The only problem is the looks of the soon-to-be released M4. Has anyone seen the front end of that thing? Horrendous.... https://www.caradvice.com....
by potownrob
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

IMBoring25 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:07 am
Are they not putting the CDV in those?
eye thought that was only in the non-M models :?: :?: :? :o
by potownrob
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

It's a shame but it seems like nobody is dumping money into making a good manual experience. Perhaps the BRZ/FRS, Miata and whatnot seem to be the only new cars that are fun to drive with no rev hang, a good feeling stick and clutch. I've heard horror stories on the stock WRX tune, The Civics aren'...
by potownrob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: six's 2015 Chevrolet SS Sedan 6MT
Replies: 109
Views: 21099

Re: six's 2015 Chevrolet SS Sedan 6MT

six wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:06 pm
Got a CAI! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Image
what is that, a flux capacitor?? looks like fun, either way :) :twisted: :mrgreen:
by potownrob
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55409
Views: 1649087

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

...and then Mazda extends the MX designation to an Electric CUV https://canada.autonews.com/s3/files/styles/width_792/public/Mazda%20MX-30%20web%20a%20.jpg https://canada.autonews.com/automakers/mazda-extends-mx-name-new-mx-30-ev-crossover?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191024&utm...
by potownrob
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 39
Views: 2634

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

...driving a new VW in Canada in 2021,...... “The eGolf will be replaced by the “ID. Family” of all-electric cars based upon the MEB platform,” Tetzlaff said. “The first ID. car in Canada will be the production version of the ID. Crozz concept, which will arrive early in 2021.” ...or you may be dri...
by potownrob
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!

We absolutely need stricter driver training. I watch people drive all day. Most people cant even manage to pull their own vehicle in to a parking space successfully. I cant imagine how bad they are out on the road. while there definitely are truly bad (as in unskilled) drivers out there, i think a ...