Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

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Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

Postby potownrob » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:31 am

IMBoring25 wrote:There was a day when young people cared that they were broke.
true, but i imagine they'd be more liable to get a dx sedan than an lx coupe.

edit: of course, if the lx coupe were close in price, EYE might even take the coupe over the sedan... :twisted:
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Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:01 am

potownrob wrote:
IMBoring25 wrote:There was a day when young people cared that they were broke.
true, but i imagine they'd be more liable to get a dx sedan than an lx coupe.

edit: of course, if the lx coupe were close in price, EYE might even take the coupe over the sedan... :twisted:

I had an LX coupe with steelies. Of course I bought it used. Was a decent rig.
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Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

Postby six » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:10 pm

bk7794 wrote:I forgot about the Mazda6 V6. I wonder how one of those would be to drive. I really want a v6 car but the only coupe is the v6 Accord available with a stick. OR an older Solara v6 5 speed lmao.

My first car was a 2005 Mazda6 5-door V6, but with an auto. I kicked myself everyday for not getting the manual, that V6 was a blast to drive, had grunt, and had a great sound. The kicking ended when I decided to spring for a Mazdaspeed6 a year later, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Also, I have to say, today, as of these last couple years, a car like mine I suppose would be an odd vehicle with a manual being only one of two of its kind (V8 RWD sedans). I pose this question to Rope: If the Charger (all configurations) came in a manual, would manuals be more popular these days? I see Chargers everywhere.
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Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

Postby Teamwork » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:28 am

six wrote:
bk7794 wrote:I forgot about the Mazda6 V6. I wonder how one of those would be to drive. I really want a v6 car but the only coupe is the v6 Accord available with a stick. OR an older Solara v6 5 speed lmao.

My first car was a 2005 Mazda6 5-door V6, but with an auto. I kicked myself everyday for not getting the manual, that V6 was a blast to drive, had grunt, and had a great sound. The kicking ended when I decided to spring for a Mazdaspeed6 a year later, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Also, I have to say, today, as of these last couple years, a car like mine I suppose would be an odd vehicle with a manual being only one of two of its kind (V8 RWD sedans). I pose this question to Rope: If the Charger (all configurations) came in a manual, would manuals be more popular these days? I see Chargers everywhere.

You're car is a rare bird indeed (IMO) and I actually use it as a reference point for that infamous "usable family sedan, v8, RWD, and manual". I would probably be keeping that thing for life at this point.

About the second question, I don't think it would make manual more popular in a charger. The demographic for that vehicle is pretty vast and I feel like most people would just stick with the auto and the manual would still have a fairly low take rate in that.

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Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

Postby IMBoring25 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:46 pm

If it had a decent tow rating I'd probably have one myself.

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Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:21 am

six wrote:Image
I pose this question to Rope: If the Charger (all configurations) came in a manual, would manuals be more popular these days? I see Chargers everywhere.

Sure, you see chargers everywhere, but most simply plug into a wall outlet, a cigar lighter outlet or a USB outlet. Very few people want manual chargers anymore.

A big problem, in these trying times we live in, is that people purchase cars off the dealer's lots instead of ordering them. Dealers order cars they can easily sell. Cars with Amish transmixers can only be sold to maybe 10% of the population, so most dealers don't order them for their sales lots.

When oui went thru awl the trubble to offer a V-6 Dodge Stratus of the Amish persuasion, after the first year, only 1,500 people had purchased them vs . maybe 100,000 of the slushbox variety. "Death to the Infidel!" was the cry from manglement.
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