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by Shadow
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

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

I'm not sure if any of you subscribe to VINwiki YouTube channel. If you like cool car stories, definitely check it out. Anyway, the founder of VINwiki (it's an app, the YouTube channel just supports the app for the most part) is big on supercars and hypercars. He owns several and he used to be a sal...
by Shadow
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!
Replies: 0
Views: 192

New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!

Nice option if you don't mind having a company do a conversion on your new Supra... https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/13/2020-toyota-supra-manual-transmission-conversion/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS91cmw_c2E9dCZyY3Q9aiZxPSZlc3JjPXMmc291cmNlPXdlYiZjZD0xMyZ2ZWQ9MmFoVUtFd2l...
by Shadow
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

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

i'm leaning toward the latter situation, where they will be more of a liability and overall undesirable. As is pointed out in other forums I've frequented, the enthusiasts who are gung ho manuel are a small minority, despite how things may seem online and at car meats. i'm not saying i'm very happy...
by Shadow
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

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

Wow...I think this forum is dying more quickly than the manual transmission.
by Shadow
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

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, r...
by Shadow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

this brings up a good topic for discussion for this forum. manuals used to be more common, more fuel efficient, quicker, cheaper to make, sell and buy, and more reliable (eye think they still are of course), but now are rare (practically niche?), not as fuel efficient (in general), are a hassle for...
by Shadow
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 636

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 Shadow
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

Looks like beaver teeth to me. :lol:
by Shadow
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 636

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 Shadow
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Fully Electric Mustang with Manual Transmission!
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Fully Electric Mustang with Manual Transmission!

I wonder how the "engine" rpm fall is simulated? I guess it would have to be 100% electronic trickery to make an electric motor fall in rpm between shifts the way an ICE does.
by Shadow
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Fully Electric Mustang with Manual Transmission!
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Fully Electric Mustang with Manual Transmission!

Pretty Cool....but would be even cooler if it somehow made it to production. https://www.thedrive.com/news/30866/ford-mustang-lithium-is-a-900-hp-electric-pony-car-with-a-six-speed-manual?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_recirculation&spot_im_comment_id=sp_JjtET6Vo_article$30866_c_jTxWLW&spot_im_...
by Shadow
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!

I saw a Modern Marvels episode about the Autobahn about 20 years ago. In it they described how the road surface is thicker... The roads are very well maintained in Germany, especially on the highways. If a pothole develops, they don't fill it. They cut out an entire section of road and replace it. ...
by Shadow
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!

I saw a Modern Marvels episode about the Autobahn about 20 years ago. In it they described how the road surface is thicker, how traffic fines are a percentage of your income, that running out of gas can get you in major trouble legally. Also, the show described how difficult it is to obtain a licen...
by Shadow
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!
Replies: 8
Views: 614

U.S. Drivers are the Pits!

My company has it's headquarters in Germany, so I spend some time there every year. Every time I come back to the U.S. after spending time in Germany, I get reminded just how much drivers here suck at driving. Lane discipline is an absolute joke. People spend too much time looking at their phones in...