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by Shadow
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Autonomous cruise control
Replies: 91
Views: 28551

Re: Autonomous cruise control

I've said this before and I'll say it again---I think it would be a riot to DRIVE a car in a sea of autonomous vehicles. Why? Well, they will always try their best to avoid a collision with another vehicle. And think about how much fun you could have in a situation like that. Gotta love robot cars....
by Shadow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Autonomous cruise control
Replies: 91
Views: 28551

Re: Autonomous cruise control

What do you think of this conversation I found on another site?'' Autonomous vehicle proponents have realized that pedestrians will probably game the system! Since cars will no longer be a danger to them - pedestrians will walk onto the streets of cities, walking right into the street, any place, a...
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: 1790

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: 3
Views: 1962

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: 1790

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: 1790

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: 1790

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: 2038

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: 2038

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: 2038

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: 2038

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: 885

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: 885

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_...