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by potownrob
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: article blasts manual transmission: difficult and dangerous
Replies: 82
Views: 24119

One thing that REALLY baffles me is that, according to his colleague Robert Farago, this guy "owns, operates and enjoys several standard shift cars." :?
by potownrob
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: More fans of stick shift switch gears
Replies: 12
Views: 3070

"Because Ted Marshall of Grosse Pointe Park drives 30,000 miles a year, he made sure his Pontiac GTO had an automatic transmission." Me smells a slight logical fallacy :roll: . "Jason Vines, vice president of communications for DaimlerChrysler AG, recalls accommodating a test drive request from an a...
by potownrob
Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: headlights: main function?
Replies: 30
Views: 2571

From what I've heard, most cars there are manual. The Vochito (VW Bug- the old one) was only available as a 4 speed manual there and I am pretty sure that was the most popular car until they got the early 90's generation Nissan Sentra (i forget what it's called there). I bet only city buses and a fe...
by potownrob
Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: article blasts manual transmission: difficult and dangerous
Replies: 82
Views: 24119

Talk about editor-at-large ignoramus :roll: http://thetruthaboutcars.com/images/authors/elton.jpg BTW, I found a blog that talks about Bobby Elton's review: "I can assure you that Mr. Elton owns, operates and enjoys several standard shift cars. Go figure." http://www.autoblog.com/entry/1234000023022...
by potownrob
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: headlights: main function?
Replies: 30
Views: 2571

Well we meant the written test part of the driving test. :lol: Of course no examiner will ask those questions in the driving test part of the driving test, because they don't wanna die from highly-possible accidents caused by distraction of the drivers :lol:. Here there is no written part to the dr...
by potownrob
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: headlights: main function?
Replies: 30
Views: 2571

if you take your driver's test, one of the questions asks what are the headlights main function. one was for other drivers to see you and the other one was for you to see the road. i chose for you to see the road which was wrong, because that's what the road lights are for. it's actually for oncomi...
by potownrob
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: headlights: main function?
Replies: 30
Views: 2571

So, what country are you from?
Pues, de cual pais eres?
Tu viens d'ou, alors?
Poi, di dove sei? :lol:
by potownrob
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: headlights: main function?
Replies: 30
Views: 2571

lol I feel like an idiot can someone tell me which light is which. I know ones are really dim and they are orange, others are the normal ones and other are the really bright ones. On most cars, if you turn the stalk or dial from off to the next (middle) setting, that turns on the "parking" lights w...
by potownrob
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: article blasts manual transmission: difficult and dangerous
Replies: 82
Views: 24119

With the coming of each new generation of the MX5, I can't stand the looks of the last generation and drool over the newest model. I've even thought of trading in the Maxima for the hot new MX5 <===not gonna happen if I can help it :lol:
by potownrob
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: headlights: main function?
Replies: 30
Views: 2571

I get sick of seeing bright lights glaring at me DURING THE day when the cars could easily be seen with just the parking lights on. WHat I do, since I don't have to deal with daytime running lights, is turn the parking lights (setting between headlights and no lights) on so others can see me. What I...
by potownrob
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: 2006 Mazda Miata
Replies: 10
Views: 2722

I am 6' 5 1/2" and my Daytona with the seat all the way back is just about perfect. I almost bought my uncles '96 Neon 4dr, but it was auto and i couldn't even get into the thing without my knee hitting the steering wheel. But yet, a '96 2dr Civic has about as much room as my brothers '00 Concorde....
by potownrob
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: article blasts manual transmission: difficult and dangerous
Replies: 82
Views: 24119

Tripedalists Unite

TheGame wrote:
scionkid wrote:http://thetruthaboutcars.com/content/110808113602252329/

I don't necessarily agree with all their articles but some are pretty interesting.


Could you find the counter article?

Thankx!


http://thetruthaboutcars.com/content/11 ... 886735565/
by potownrob
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: article blasts manual transmission: difficult and dangerous
Replies: 82
Views: 24119

Email from Robert FARAGO Regarding Comments on Article

Thanks! Your articles are a lot less depressing than Mr. Elton's. I wonder why he takes it upon himself to make arguments he can't logically support. I get the impression that he is a tool of the auto industry... unless he truly has never been behind the wheel of a manual... What bothers me the most...
by potownrob
Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: article blasts manual transmission: difficult and dangerous
Replies: 82
Views: 24119

Apparently our buddy Bob Elton posted an even more logically challenged article, at least partly in response to reader comments:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/conten ... 436036217/
by potownrob
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: article blasts manual transmission: difficult and dangerous
Replies: 82
Views: 24119

Doesn't look like a very happy man, poor Bob Elton

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