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    1. 08-12-2019 07:10 PM #1
      Quote Originally Posted by seanmcd72
      You are like the new Nightshift1983 of this forum dude. Just keep your fingers off the keyboard unless you have something valuable to say

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      08-12-2019 07:16 PM #2
      No.

    4. 08-12-2019 07:19 PM #3
      Hell no

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      08-12-2019 07:19 PM #4
      Dumb article in my opinion*, but thanks for posting.



      *Clarification, dumb reality we live in.

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      08-12-2019 07:19 PM #5
      The manual transmission can die once ICE die.
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    7. 08-12-2019 07:24 PM #6
      We all know manual transmission WILL DIE with ICE engine. There is no if, it's only a matter of WHEN. Now is the time to get one last manual car before they are all gone. I got a 19 C7 for this very reason. Daily driver is a manual WRX, fun vehicle is manual C7 and a STR 765R. I refuse to get an automatic, even dual clutch one. I am excited for an electric car as a daily driver to replace the Wrx when the time come.

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      08-12-2019 07:29 PM #7
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      08-12-2019 07:34 PM #8
      If you like manual transmissions, steering feel, great sounds, etc, buy a classic/neo classic car and keep it for life.
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      08-12-2019 07:40 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      If you like manual transmissions, steering feel, great sounds, etc, buy a classic/neo classic car and keep it for life.
      It sure is starting to look that way. Barftastic.
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    12. 08-12-2019 07:41 PM #11
      Fact is that a car purchase is still a partially an emotional purchase. Once almost all vehicles become so incredibly boring
      it will kill larger sales and destroy the customer base.

      I don't mind that car companies are killing themselves slowly, I will smile at their arrogance, greed, and stupidity.

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      08-12-2019 07:46 PM #12
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      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
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      08-12-2019 07:47 PM #13
      Not even going to read that garbage. 3 cars at our house, 3 manual transmissions, 0 intention of buying an automatic until forced to.

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      08-12-2019 08:00 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      This. Also, ban OP and Hawc.
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      08-12-2019 08:17 PM #15
      BMWBlog needed some page views I see.

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      08-12-2019 08:32 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      BMWBlog needed some page views I see.
      Do you think anyone clicked the link?
      This is like flipboard comment sections. No one reads the article. They just comment based on the title.
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      08-12-2019 08:42 PM #17
      The biggest reason I bought my NC3 was I needed a manual in my life again. I've had to drive a pickup for work for years, wifey has her DSG GTI (which is fun but not the same). The opportunity came about to have a 3rd pedal earlier this year and I jumped on it. I'm not one of those manual purists but still love them. Hell, when I took my teenage daughters for a ride in the Miata they were blown away...they'd honestly never seen a manual before. I plan on keeping it for a lot of years but it will one day be replaced by, another manual something for sure. I didn't read the article btw lol.
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    19. 08-12-2019 08:44 PM #18
      Not to mention that the ONLY place the manual transmission is being "forced" to die (hint hint) is in the North American market
      The manual will be around for many more decades to come in the rest of the world.

    20. 08-12-2019 08:57 PM #19
      Manual do seem easier and cheaper to maintain and repair for do-it-yourselfers.

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      08-12-2019 09:26 PM #20
      no.

      edit: i don't get the point of this article. "just let manuals die because they're gonna die anyway?" really? yeah kids, grandpa's getting old and has trouble walking now. go get a golf club and just "pull the band aid off quickly".

      what a weak article. yes, people should still buy new manual cars because that's the best we can do. i know I will.
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      08-12-2019 09:35 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by AC1DD View Post
      Not to mention that the ONLY place the manual transmission is being "forced" to die (hint hint) is in the North American market
      The manual will be around for many more decades to come in the rest of the world.
      Do not try to claim the manufacturers are forcing the death of the manual transmission in the US. It is the average consumer buying new in large numbers and enthusiasts who only buy used vehicles that are leading manufacturers to drop manuals in the US.
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      08-12-2019 09:53 PM #23



      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Also, ban OP and Hawc.
      and this ^^^

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      08-12-2019 10:04 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      no.

      edit: i don't get the point of this article. "just let manuals die because they're gonna die anyway?" really? yeah kids, grandpa's getting old and has trouble walking now. go get a golf club and just "pull the band aid off quickly".

      what a weak article. yes, people should still buy new manual cars because that's the best we can do. i know I will.
      Yeah that was odd. Well since ICE engines are going away eventually, one would assume we'd at least try and have enjoyable transmissions until then.
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      08-12-2019 10:05 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Yeah that was odd. Well since ICE engines are going away eventually, one would assume we'd at least try and have enjoyable transmissions until then.
      Exactly.
      As more and more EVs become available the remaining ICE vehicles should all become manuals.
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Pedantry: winning arguments through exasperation since 1651. An Old World Tradition!
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      “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” -T.S. Eliot

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