Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

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

Post by potownrob » Tue May 14, 2019 3:01 am

yeah, eye've noticed that with the newer models. they went from having 4-5 trims for most models (lx, sport, ex, ex-l and touring) to having in-between trim levels and separate trim levels for models just to offer navigation as an option on the ex-l vs. forcing pee pull to bye the touring model. the civic trim levels and shapes are confusing now - you have coupe, sedan and hatch, and the hatch is made in a different country and rides totally differently from the sedan (not shore how the coupe drives). you have two engines but one is only available on certain trim levels of certain shapes, then you end up with two EX models for the sedan (and maybe coupe too?) since one has the turbo engine (and fahgleitz) and won does knot. knew accord has two engines, and you can now get the more powerful one in almost all trims, but getting the larger engine also gives you extra features for each given trim level. more options can be good, but it comes at a bigger cost than just mass confusion, which they are now finding out. they might have it right or closer to it whiff the new passport only coming in 3 trim levels.
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri May 24, 2019 12:16 pm

Audi kills TT as it bids to emerge as a premium EV brand
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This might be the last nice pair of TTs you'll ever see.
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by tankinbeans » Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm

Save the TaTas!
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri May 24, 2019 1:19 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Save the TaTas!
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by potownrob » Fri May 24, 2019 5:54 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:16 pm
Audi kills TT as it bids to emerge as a premium EV brand
https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/ ... o-readmore

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This might be the last nice pair of TTs you'll ever see.
great, now eye’ll never be able to afford a third gen TT...
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:42 pm

Speaking of Manuals that have gone missing:

The fact that Chevrolet decided to swap the automatic for a CVT is less than stellar for the driving enthusiast crowd, but it replaces a six-speed automatic, not a six-speed manual, hence it's not the end of the world. And, honestly, the Malibu's transmission behaved well enough to go unnoticed. For a CVT that’s a compliment. Generally speaking the 1.5-liter proved adequate to move the Malibu around. But the noises and general refinement of the powertrain are behind the best of the group.

And then, in the comments from the peanut gallery:
retnug • 44 minutes ago
Please have writers who aren't pining away for manual transmissions review cars that don't have them and aren't aimed at people who would want them also known as most buyers.

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

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:37 pm

THE 2019 SUBARU STI S209 WILL START AT $64,880

Isn't it kinda late in the year to come out with a 2019 model?

Oh well, at least it's Amish:
"The EJ25 turbocharged flat-four brings 330 lb-ft of torque along with its power and is exclusively (and refreshingly) mated to a six-speed manual transmission."

Kinda spensive too, but I guess when you consider that the house and garage are included.....
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by potownrob » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:26 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:37 pm
THE 2019 SUBARU STI S209 WILL START AT $64,880

Isn't it kinda late in the year to come out with a 2019 model?

Oh well, at least it's Amish:
"The EJ25 turbocharged flat-four brings 330 lb-ft of torque along with its power and is exclusively (and refreshingly) mated to a six-speed manual transmission."

Kinda spensive too, but I guess when you consider that the house and garage are included.....
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better have plush leather seats, plush suspension and plush engine note... :? :evil: :roll:
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:50 pm

...are you referring to expecting those amenities in the TV room, or in the vehicle?
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by tankinbeans » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:19 pm

It had better come with a Jeeves for that price, even if only temporarily.
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by potownrob » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:18 am

tankinbeans wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:19 pm
It had better come with a Jeeves for that price, even if only temporarily.
IT'D BETTER COME WITH A 24/7 PSYCHOLOGIST HOTLINE, CUZ YOU'RE GONNA NEED IT...
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:41 pm

Manuals You May Enjoy Once More in 2020....

YOUR STICK-SHIFT 2020 PORSCHE 911 IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER (WITH A COUPLE CAVEATS)
Porsche kept its promise to offer a manual 911, but the cars won't be delivered before spring 2020

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

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:05 pm

It's Mary Ann vs Ginger All Over Again in the Comments Section.

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