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May 22, 2013 (6:07 pm)
I got that. I was just kiddin'. I have a business card of a local here in southern NM who rebuilds them. He would be my most logical contact, especially if I want those updates done. And they sound like they ought ta be done, if for no other reason than to keep up with the traffic flow of the region.
Way too many hicks in pickups around here that would love ta run my Beetle-bug right into the dusty ground en route ta their destination.
#9932 of 10039 Re: best non-manual transmission for a manual transmission driver. [nippononly]
May 23, 2013 (9:37 am)
New version of Rondo just came out. Still has a stick option but base only as you repeatedly complain. Broader options for both models in EDM and Asian markets. I'd love one of the many AWD micro vans the asian markets get. Know two people here with the Diesel stick AWD Mitsu Mivec, but they are quite old and RHD as they are Japanese cast-offs. Modern version of that would be sweet. Think AWD off-road version of the M5 - uber fun vehicle that can still haul the kids.
#9933 of 10039 I love stick shifts
May 28, 2013 (10:05 am)
I´ve always liked using a stick shift. Never cared much for automatics. Kinda takes the fun out of driving.
#9934 of 10039 Re: best non-manual transmission for a manual transmission driver. [volkov]
May 28, 2013 (10:34 am)
Brain fart...just noticed I wrote Mivec, meant Mitsu Delica.
AND just to hammer home the annoying reality, the latest version comes with CVT as the only transmission option.
#9936 of 10039 Re: This is a bit odd [steve_]
Jun 03, 2013 (9:21 am)
le sigh. If I drive mine like I stole it, no problems. Otherwise, I hate the clutch on that car.... it's just too touchy. There's no "feel" to it.... just disengaged to *Bam!* engaged. If it had a diesel engine, that'd probably be a nice combo.
Jun 03, 2013 (10:37 am)
Just noticed that a Honda dealer near me has 5 Accords in stock with the stick shift. Nice to see that they are out there.
#9938 of 10039 Re: This is a bit odd [xwesx]
Jun 03, 2013 (6:59 pm)
I seem to have a similar issue with my Toyota Matrix, I still stall it from time to time if I try to take off gently and smoothly, I am not sure it engages in the same spot all the time even ( I think I have read other comments about this too). It works properly with no slippage, but you have to give it more throttle to make sure it doesn't stall when you start off.
#9939 of 10039 Re: This is a bit odd [scwmcan]
Jun 04, 2013 (9:45 am)
Yeah, I think it's strange. Our 2007 Outback was the same way, so I think it's just a "feature" of the clutch. I haven't had that problem on any other manual I've driven. Some are more "feelable" than others, but even low-torque setups like my Fiesta are real easy to get in touch with. I just haven't ever found that mild-mannered equilibrium with the Forester.
I can sure persuade it to move with ferocity, though. It impresses me how quickly that car can move (which annoys my wife to no end, given that she drives it in "little old lady mode").
Jun 10, 2013 (6:21 am)
"I just bought a new 2014 Mustang V6 Coupe and it's running fine except at toll booths it won't shift into 1st or 2nd." (link)
Only happens at toll booths, home of all those EZ transponders - maybe some tin foil lining the hood and dashboard would fix it?