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Transmission Case

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri May 16, 2014 8:46 pm

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Re: Transmission Case

Postby InlinePaul » Sat May 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Gotta have a stick!

I'll take a Ford Escort with a stick over a 2014 Mustang 5.0 with an automatic!
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby six » Sun May 18, 2014 1:59 am

^^ I believe the new Mustang 5.0 comes in a stick too (in fact, it's standard).

Anyway, I like R&T is now rallying for us, like C&D was for a long time. If they could only band together and make our dreams come true. Oh well.

On a side note, the article links to news that the 2016 Chevy SS will have a stick! If I don't have a CTS-V by then, this is next on the list 8) 8) :D :D BONUS, it's a police car in Australia!!!
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby theholycow » Sun May 18, 2014 7:46 am

six wrote:news that the 2016 Chevy SS will have a stick

The Grand National and GNX will too!
http://www.caranddriver.com/features/20 ... uture-cars
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby tankinbeans » Sun May 18, 2014 10:33 am

I'd take the stick, simply because I wouldn't have to dodge requests to borrow it. Most of my friends can't drive them.

Oh, and GNX :D
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun May 18, 2014 10:57 am

I have to add that when I became retarded, the guys made me a bright red hiking stick with a Viper shift knob on top.
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby six » Sun May 18, 2014 6:24 pm

theholycow wrote:
six wrote:news that the 2016 Chevy SS will have a stick

The Grand National and GNX will too!
http://www.caranddriver.com/features/20 ... uture-cars
272HP 2.0L turbo 4 in the Grand National, 400HP 3.6L twin turbo V6 in the GNX.

I'm loving GM again!!! Ever since the death of Pontiac and the end of the GTO and G8, I thought it was all over for GM performance vehicles. Then came the CTS-V, Corvette ZR1, Camaro ZL1 and Z/28, and now the Chevy SS, Buick Grand National and GNX. And they come in STICK! Faith in humanity restored. 8) 8)

Hope all this hooplah will slap Ford in the face, and make them bring the Aussie Ford FPV Falcon GT over as a new SVT Contour or something.
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby InlinePaul » Sun May 18, 2014 9:04 pm

six wrote:^^ I believe the new Mustang 5.0 comes in a stick too (in fact, it's standard).

Yes I believe it does. However if I were going for a 5.0 Mustang it would be with pushrods. I am old school. :D
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby Squint » Mon May 19, 2014 9:55 am

I've already made that choice once. I chose the Fiesta over other vehicles because I could get it with a stick.

It's a bit cramped now, but we didn't have µSquint when we bought it... so... yeah.
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby six » Mon May 19, 2014 2:46 pm



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Re: Transmission Case

Postby DrJerryrigger » Tue May 20, 2014 7:30 pm

InlinePaul wrote:
I'll take a Ford Escort with a stick over a 2014 Mustang 5.0 with an automatic!

I'll take an escort with an auto over a mustang with an auto.

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Re: Transmission Case

Postby InlinePaul » Tue May 20, 2014 9:18 pm

DrJerryrigger wrote:
InlinePaul wrote:
I'll take a Ford Escort with a stick over a 2014 Mustang 5.0 with an automatic!

I'll take an escort with an auto over a mustang with an auto.


Me too! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Mustang is no longer a Mustang, but is now a sports car. To me, the mustang ended when they phased out the 5.0 pushrod engine.
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby ClutchDisc » Tue May 20, 2014 11:07 pm

InlinePaul wrote:Me too! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Mustang is no longer a Mustang, but is now a sports car. To me, the mustang ended when they phased out the 5.0 pushrod engine.

Absolutely! The Fox mustang 1979 - 1993 was the best. If I ever had one that's what I would want.
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby tankinbeans » Wed May 21, 2014 1:42 pm

4 cylinder or 8?
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Re: Transmission Case

Postby six » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:10 pm

six wrote:On a side note, the article links to news that the 2016 Chevy SS will have a stick! If I don't have a CTS-V by then, this is next on the list 8) 8) :D :D BONUS, it's a police car in Australia!!!

Looks like I'm wrong. IN FACT, it's the 2015 Chevy SS that will have MRC and a 6-speed!!!!! That's in a few months!!! Proven by images below from the MY2015 GM Online Ordering Guide, published July 17th, 2014. Showing both Magnetic Ride-Control standard, and 6-speed (and 3.73 rear axle!) as an option!!! My next new car awaits!!!!! :D :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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