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New from NE

Post by lobofoto » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:56 pm

Hello from Nebraska!

Glad to see there's a site dedicated to manual transmissions. I learned on an '84 Bronco II, moved on to a 5-speed '97 S-10 4.3L (back when you could get gutsy engines with manuals in a domestic 4WD pickup), then traded that in for an '04 WRX sedan. Automatics are boring, no? Plus, the sluggish response of anything with a torque converter is downright frustrating ("manumatics" included).

Thanks! It's great to be here!

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Re: New from NE

Post by AHTOXA » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:24 pm


Most of us don't hate automatics and think they have their justified (but limited) use, such as a dragstrip or in heavily nodded rock crawlers. However, the reason most of us are here is because we prefer the control of a manual. Some prefer it for fuel economy, some for spirited driving and other have their own reasons.

Bottom line - enjoy!
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Re: New from NE

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:34 pm

^ Speak for yourself, "Friendly-Boy"! Most of us Amish hate slushboxes and their owners with a passion. They really don't deserve to exist. First they automate shifting, and then what's next?.....automated throttles? ....automated crash-avoidance braking?....autonomous vehicles? No, we say this is heresy and it stops here and it stops now!
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Re: New from NE

Post by theholycow » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:55 am

I've never had an automatic that failed to downshift to the lowest possible gear when I step on the go-pedal too much, and in fact one of the biggest functional reasons I like manuals is that I can step on the accelerator hard in a higher gear...though my main reason is that I just enjoy shifting.
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