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by Krimsalt
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Being the passenger in other stick cars
Replies: 13
Views: 2058

Re: Being the passenger in other stick cars

I love when people get into my car and are in awe that it's stick. I hate/love it when some passengers get in and ask me as I shift "why do you go up and down?" because they think automatic is the only thing
by Krimsalt
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: When do you surf Standard Shift?
Replies: 15
Views: 2622

Re: When do you surf Standard Shift?

Right before lecture begins..
by Krimsalt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Interest Check - Toronto (and area) Standard Shift Meetup
Replies: 4
Views: 10732

Re: Interest Check - Toronto (and area) Standard Shift Meetu

I'm up for a meetup - I live in Scarborough
by Krimsalt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Things You'll Never Do If You Drive a Stick:
Replies: 44
Views: 4528

Re: Things You'll Never Do If You Drive a Stick:

These are not absolutes but come on and post up your thoughts two. I'll start it off with these three: 3. Let a valet park your car. That's a given. I was on vacation and took a road trip, and at each of the three hotels we stopped for I had to drive the car into the valet lot with the valet office...
by Krimsalt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are there any good CVTs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Are there any good CVTs?

No, there are not. The CVTs in Nissans still suck. The rare CVT in Chrysler products sucks. I have no further experience. +1 they make the car feel like it's accelerating like a boat with no ratio jump between gears. Supposedly they are to always hold the engine in the power band, but again there i...
by Krimsalt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 3 on the Tree
Replies: 72
Views: 8423

Re: 3 on the Tree

They're a pain to drive lol... Usually no power steering, and the clutch was like pushing the break when the car is off. It's a full body workout to navigate a parking
by Krimsalt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 64
Views: 6169

Re: Tipping

tankinbeans wrote:
I usually move the decimal place, double it, and round to the nearest dollar.
Lol, that's quite the system.

If service is bad, I'll tip $1 or $2
by Krimsalt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: If the world had just 100 cars
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: If the world had just 100 cars

Not surprising most are manual. Only North America is lazy enough to not bother with standard, and in other countries you HAVE to start and take driving tests in a manual unless you have a reasonable disability
by Krimsalt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Can you hold the gas while downshift revmatching?
Replies: 25
Views: 10197

Re: Can you hold hold gas while downshift revmatching?

Usually it's not wise to hold the gas as you let off the clutch when downshifting. It's putting to much pressure on the engine mounts/output shafts. Best to blip it to the proper RPM or a little higher depedning how quick you let out the clutch
by Krimsalt
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Slow highway merging
Replies: 31
Views: 3815

Re: Slow highway merging

I hate this more than anything. Where I live we have a nice looooooong on ramp for the purpose of accelerating to freeway speed, and yet people still cruise on the ramp at 60-70km/h and merge at that speed (often braking as they merge). I HATE IT. If you are not confident behind the wheel, you shoul...
by Krimsalt
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Will your next car will be an automatic? Is it possible?
Replies: 53
Views: 6242

Re: Will your next car will be an automatic? Is it possible?

I'll never own an automatic again. The day I am too old to drive standard is the day I am too old
by Krimsalt
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New from Ontario eh!
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Re: New from Ontario eh!

my impreza has the hill-assist. I hate it so much, especially because it fights against the clutch sometimes.. WRX is a fun car to drive, a difficult starter car, the clutch is heavy, short, and sensitive, so it will force you to become a very proficient manual driver in no time! Hope you like it!
by Krimsalt
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How often do you drive just for pleasure?
Replies: 44
Views: 4067

Re: How often do you drive just for pleasure?

I wish I could... But not with my business or these gas prices. I enjoy my commutes as a detoxing drive
by Krimsalt
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: The Toronto (and area) thread
Replies: 107
Views: 19434

Re: The Toronto (and area) thread

Perpetuus wrote:Is anyone interested in a Toronto and area meet?

;)
I'm up for a meetup. Im in Toronto
by Krimsalt
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Do you ever worry about resale value?
Replies: 53
Views: 4317

Re: Do you ever worry about resale value?

Declining demand for manuals would implicate the resale value of all manual transmission cars, including manual-only models like Golf R, Mazdaspeed3, Civic Si, etc. (both private sale and trade-in). But.....declining supply of manual transmission cars would positively affect the resale value of all...