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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.

    3. 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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      Pedantry: winning arguments through exasperation since 1651. An Old World Tradition!
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    6. 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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      08-13-2019 08:19 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by C7WRXSTR765 View Post
      We all know manual transmission WILL DIE with ICE engine.
      Ugh this **** is inescapable. No the ICE engine won't die. But the manual transmission probably will.

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      08-13-2019 08:40 AM #8
      Regarding buying what's on the lot vs ordering, I've bought 4 new manual equipped cars (1 Mazda, 3 VW) and not a single one of them was on the lot. I'm more than fine with waiting to get exactly what I want. A car is something one should have for a while, thus I don't understand peoples aversion to ordering something and having it come a few months later. If I wrote off my car and the dealer had no manuals I'd buy a beater to drive while I waited.

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      08-13-2019 08:45 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by KrisA View Post
      Regarding buying what's on the lot vs ordering, I've bought 4 new manual equipped cars (1 Mazda, 3 VW) and not a single one of them was on the lot. I'm more than fine with waiting to get exactly what I want. A car is something one should have for a while, thus I don't understand peoples aversion to ordering something and having it come a few months later.
      Yep. Shortly after VW announced the TDI in the Jetta Wagon in early 2002, I went to the dealership and ordered a Manuel. Waited 4 months for it to come in. 17 years later, that wait doesn't seem like much.
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
      2002 Golf Wagon TDI, 200k - 2007 Fuji Heavy Industries WRB WRX Wagon, 115k
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      08-13-2019 08:42 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      Ugh this **** is inescapable. No the ICE engine won't die. But the manual transmission probably will.
      How very short sighted of you.
      You really think in a few hundred years people will still be using ICE?
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      08-13-2019 10:27 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      How very short sighted of you.
      You really think in a few hundred years people will still be using ICE?
      In a few hundred years we will figure autonomous driving out. Possibly along with synthetic gasoline.

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      08-13-2019 10:32 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      How very short sighted of you.
      You really think in a few hundred years people will still be using ICE?
      Do you know how I know you didn't spot the problem?
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      08-12-2019 07:29 PM #13
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      08-12-2019 07:34 PM #14
      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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      This forum is more and more of an embarrassment every day...

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      08-12-2019 07:40 PM #15
      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.
      You look nice today.

    16. 08-12-2019 07:41 PM #16
      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 #17
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
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      08-12-2019 08:00 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      This. Also, ban OP and Hawc.
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      08-12-2019 07:47 PM #19
      Not even going to read that garbage. 3 cars at our house, 3 manual transmissions, 0 intention of buying an automatic until forced to.

    20. 08-12-2019 08:44 PM #20
      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.

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      08-17-2019 08:00 AM #21
      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.
      Agreed but make sure it’s at least half reliable lol.

    22. 08-17-2019 10:14 AM #22
      Honda sells a crap ton of cars here and the manual take must be enough to keep a few around!

      "2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Updated, Offers the Manual on More Models

      The six-speed manual transmission, previously available only on the Sport model, is now offered on the fully loaded Sport Touring model as well.
      Prices for the 2020 Civic hatchback start at $22,580.

      While the sparsely equipped Sport trim level used to be the only trim available with the fantastic six-speed manual transmission, the Civic hatchback's fully loaded Sport Touring trim level is now offered with a stick.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/auto...els/ar-AAFQMm7

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      08-17-2019 10:28 AM #23
      i just test-drove a base civic sedan with manual...drove great, but i couldn't get past the car's ugliness...even though it lacked all the spoilers....

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      08-12-2019 09:26 PM #25
      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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