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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by tankinbeans » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:49 pm

watkins wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:12 am
bk7794 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:45 pm
You can add the Jeep Renegade to the list.
Im not sure anyone is actually going to miss that.
I will say the power numbers out of the new 1.3T seem good 177/200. Do I want it? No. Would I pay for it? No. Is it a decent rig? Couldn't say.
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Post by bk7794 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:51 pm

watkins wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:12 am


Im not sure anyone is actually going to miss that.
It was a nice addition to a conversation, hey! the Renegade comes with a stick.
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:19 pm

New Aisin chief ready to scrap old products
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"Scrap and build will be one policy that we take on," Ise said. "If the product does not have a good future, then it will be a candidate for scrapping."

Aisin Seiki is reviewing its product lines. And manual transmissions are on the chopping block, he said. Indeed, Aisin Seiki consolidated its Japanese production of manual transmissions to create factory space for more automatic gearboxes.

"The objective is to free up key resources and focus them on more important areas," he said.

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Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:12 pm

AutoWeek Sez: 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback essentials: The stick-shift lives (just not in ours)

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Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 pm

Ford Mustang gets Focus RS-inspired performance package
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"When our team got the chance to try this specially built engine in a Mustang, we immediately agreed, 'We have to do this,' " Carl Widmann, chief engineer of the Mustang, said in a statement. "It's not just the horsepower gains over the standard 2.3-litre EcoBoost, it's the broader torque curve that delivers 90 per cent of peak torque between 2,500 and 5,300 rpm, which is 40 per cent wider than the base EcoBoost engine."

Widmann said the new package also enables "more usable power and torque for enthusiasts and weekend autocrossers to enjoy."

Ford says the 2.3-litre High Performance package will give the Mustang a mid-4-second 0-to-60 mph time and a top speed of 250 km/h (55 mph), 55 km/h (34 mph) faster than the base EcoBoost Mustang. It adds semi-metallic brakes, specially calibrated MagneRide dampers and other performance parts.

The package will be available on the fastback coupe and convertible models configured with either the six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. It can be ordered in one of four new Mustang colors for 2020: Grabber Lime, Iconic Silver, Red Hot Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Twister Orange."

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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

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