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#29642 of 35394 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [breld]
Jan 28, 2013 (3:47 pm)
Miata has the world's best shifter but I sit in so much traffic and it's taking a toll on my left knee.
Cue the geezer jokes.
A one point we had 3 sticks in our fleet!
#29643 of 35394 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [ateixeira]
Jan 28, 2013 (3:59 pm)
Aye! We've got two sticks at the moment, and the old Sienna is wintering in a colleague's barn... but I got stuck on the freeway once for 1 h in the Vibe and man did my leg hurt after that.
Not knee trouble; muscle pain. I'm a cyclist, too, so maybe I ought to have that clutch mechanism looked at...
If I had to sit in traffic, I'd go to the dark side, too.
#29644 of 35394 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [steine13]
Jan 28, 2013 (4:26 pm)
Takes me about an hour to drive in...every day.
It's 13 miles so I'm not moving more than half the time. Start stop would be nice given how much I idle. My GPS has stats about how much of the time I'm not moving, if I remember I will check in the AM.
Getting home is much better, 35 minutes or so.
#29645 of 35394 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [ateixeira]
Jan 28, 2013 (4:38 pm)
IIRC I am 3.6 miles from the office. Morning is fine, as I usually leave before 0600 and I exceed the "limits" - takes roughly 7 minutes unless lights are messed up. Afternoon commute however - has taken as long as 45 minutes (still faster than the bus). I have co-workers who live ~15 miles away, they've had commutes at 90 minutes or more. One lives ~35 miles away, she leaves 2 hours before she needs to be in. Fun place. There are also several hills, no stick, thanks.
#29646 of 35394 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [ateixeira]
Jan 28, 2013 (5:53 pm)
Don't feel bad about giving up your stick Miata for an auto trans (fun) commuter car. I drove my Prelude for the 1st 9 years of its life every day. Driving stick just became 2nd nature to me. It honestly didn't bother me.
But after driving autos for 2 years now, I can honestly say that I like the fact that I can drive my stick Prelude when I want to. I do love driving my current car that's an automatic (2011 328xi)
#29647 of 35394 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [nyccarguy]
Jan 28, 2013 (6:10 pm)
Our 25 mile work commute each way tends to take anywhere from 40 minutes up to an hour, and a bit longer if rush hour is really bad. When it's stop and go, the stick gets a bit old - I'm not experiencing any actual pain personally, but I feel like there's no way around putting wear on the clutch.
With our recent trades, 4 of our 5 cars are manuals now (the Ody being the only auto). So I'm definitely targeting an automatic for my secondary car - after generally focusing on manuals, it's nice to open up the options available by targeting an auto.
#29648 of 35394 Re: A little test driving today [stickguy]
Jan 28, 2013 (6:45 pm)
The '13 feels more like a 04-07 than the more recent generation. It has the same light "Honda" feel as your 05. The engine/tranny is smoother, it's much quieter at highway speeds, a bit more spacious, more torque/power, and the suspension is more supple. They really recaptured what drew me to Honda, which was Accords like the 98-02 and 03-07. It feels like Honda felt they had something to prove with this Accord. I haven't driven a V6 or 4 cylinder CVT, so this is all based on our experience with the EX 6mt. We also haven't driven the Sport since we knew we wanted one with a sunroof.
To us, the EX 6mt is a raging bargain. The dealer we bought from gave us an upfront offer of $22,600 + their doc fee.
#29649 of 35394 Re: A little test driving today [anonymousposts]
Jan 28, 2013 (7:02 pm)
Thanks. that is a lot of car for the money. You can spend that much on a compact and not even get better MPG.