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#9975 of 10039 Re: Some Would Say. . . [jackjone]
Aug 13, 2013 (4:00 pm)
I'm not sure what your native language is, but what you wrote is hard for me to understand.
Perhaps that was the objective.
#9976 of 10039 Re: Some Would Say. . . [cdnpinhead]
Aug 23, 2013 (2:27 am)
the dude defines manual transmission correctly but prefers an automatic .
#9977 of 10039 Re: Some Would Say. . . [elias]
Aug 23, 2013 (2:36 am)
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Oct 04, 2013 (12:05 pm)
Or something like that.
"Hyundai has dropped the standard five-speed manual transmission in the base Tucson. All versions of the 2014 Tucson get the six-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai has also added an optional all-wheel-drive model to the base 2014 Tucson trim level. The 2014 Hyundai Tucson is on sale now."
2014 Hyundai Tucson Gets Price Increase, Drops Five-Speed Manual Transmission
#9981 of 10039 Re: another bulb dims [Stever@Edmunds]
Oct 07, 2013 (12:28 pm)
Bummer. I test drove its twin, a Sportage, with a manual, and it was actually a fun ride. Far better clutch/shifter than the Optima's manual.
I'm sure 0.05% of them were bought with a manual.
#9982 of 10039 Oh Subie, wherefore art thou??
Oct 07, 2013 (4:23 pm)
Subaru has just introduced a "Sport" trim of the Legacy. Can you get the "Sport" trim with a manual? Nope, just the dopey and fairly annoying CVT "with 6-speed manual shifting"(LOL!). Doesn't seem like there's much sport in the "Sport". More importantly, Subaru is finally moving away from manuals in most of the trims. It happened to Forester, it happened to Legacy and Outback, it is even happening in the Impreza line now.
Looks like my next car may NOT be a Soob, if all the manuals are gone by then. I'm so sad - it seemed like they might be one of the few to keep the faith. I sure hope the BRZ and WRX continue to offer manuals, but I won't be buying a WRX unless they bring back the 5-door hatch (different topic there, I know). Thing is, they already went CVT-only with the new Forester turbo, so why not the next WRX as well??
#9983 of 10039 Re: Oh Subie, wherefore art thou?? [nippononly]
Oct 07, 2013 (5:57 pm)
Different class from any (U.S.) Subise, I know, but have you driven the Fiat 500? After considering a MINI Cooper I bought a POP with manual in April, as a third car runabout, and am very pleased with it. We took it on a 1100 mile trip recently, and it cruises nicely at 70-80 mph. It has all the equipment I need, and the chassis is well sorted out, in terms of handling, steering and ride dynamics. Averaging 41.5 MPG over 7,700 miles, using premium. Good but not exceptional, given its size and weight.
The 500 comes with a 4 year/50,000 mile warranty, versus 3 years/36,000 typically for this class. No problems so far.
I was influenced to some extent by my neighbor, a car guy, who cross shopped the MINI and 500, and concluded that the Fiat's more compliant ride was easier to live with, day after day. Also, besides costing more, the MINI is also higher maintenance.
I mention this because I know you like small cars.
#9984 of 10039 Re: Oh Subie, wherefore art thou?? [hpmctorque]
Oct 07, 2013 (9:51 pm)
Actually, I drove the 500 Sport when it first came out, and liked it a lot once the "Sport" button was pressed. I found it rather annoying though that you had to press that button every time and it wouldn't stay in the last mode it was in at shutdown.
In Normal mode the gas pedal was way too unresponsive for my tastes, and it felt like the steering was better in sport mode too.
Ultimately, the distance to the nearest dealer and the firmer ride of the Mini, which I actually prefer, led me away from the 500. But I still love the look and look forward to seeing them on the street.