Originally Posted by seanmcd72
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.
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.
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.
'14 F-150 FX4 (bread and butter)
'11 GTI (wifeys)
'13 MIATA (dumb modified weekend thrasher)
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.
Last edited by worth_fixing; 08-12-2019 at 09:36 PM.
Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.
Not on my watch.
Driving While Awesome Podcast. Give it a listen.
Originally Posted by Phillie Phanatic