These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

All the news that's fit to shift.
User avatar
Standardshifter
Site Admin
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2003 11:23 am
Cars: 2005 Legacy GT, Buell
Location: Boston, MA
Contact:

These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby Standardshifter » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:03 pm

"In enthusiast circles, the crop of purely manually shifted vehicles on sale today -- SRT Viper, Ford Focus ST, Honda Civic Si, and company -- is well-documented. There aren't many. But the yield would have been greater had the following nine cars* bucked up and held out against going automatic."

http://www.motortrend.com/features/mt_hot_list/1410_these_9_cars_were_manual_only_until_recently/viewall.html
-Standardshifter
Shifting the Standard of Automotive Websites

User avatar
tankinbeans
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 3646
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:04 pm
Cars: 17 300S, 03 Century
Location: Shakopee, MN

Re: These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby tankinbeans » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:28 am

Necro-thread, just read. Why is 160 hp a demerit for the Cinquecento requiring a manual? It weighs less than a shoe.
17 300S
03 Century
InlinePaul wrote:The driving force of new fangled features to sell more cars [is to] cater to the masses' abject laziness!

Rope-Pusher
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 10206
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Cars: '08 Jeep Liberty
Location: Greater Detroit Area

Re: These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:57 pm

tankinbeans wrote:Necro-thread, just read. Why is 160 hp a demerit for the Cinquecento requiring a manual? It weighs less than a shoe.

Your shoe weighs 2,500 Lbs? And all this time, I thought you had a lead foot.
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

User avatar
Squint
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 3390
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:44 pm
Location: KY

Re: These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby Squint » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:39 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:Necro-thread, just read. Why is 160 hp a demerit for the Cinquecento requiring a manual? It weighs less than a shoe.

Your shoe weighs 2,500 Lbs? And all this time, I thought you had a lead foot.

Y not both??
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!

Rope-Pusher
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 10206
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Cars: '08 Jeep Liberty
Location: Greater Detroit Area

Re: These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby Rope-Pusher » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:57 pm

Leaked Toyota S-FR specifications: manual transmission-only, 128 hp, $10,000*
Image
Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/tokyo-motor ... z3oV1Q9nNa
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

User avatar
tankinbeans
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 3646
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:04 pm
Cars: 17 300S, 03 Century
Location: Shakopee, MN

Re: These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby tankinbeans » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:13 pm

Needs a Xanax and a diuretic.
17 300S
03 Century
InlinePaul wrote:The driving force of new fangled features to sell more cars [is to] cater to the masses' abject laziness!

User avatar
potownrob
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 6981
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:35 pm
Cars: '16 Golf TSI SE
Location: Dutchess County

Re: These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby potownrob » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:31 am

i'll take 2
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

User avatar
theholycow
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 15884
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:36 pm
Cars: '80 Buick LeSabre 4.1 5MT
Location: Glocester, RI
Contact:

Re: These 9 Cars Were Manual Only, Until Recently

Postby theholycow » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:36 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:Leaked Toyota S-FR specifications: manual transmission-only, 128 hp, $10,000*

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/tokyo-motor ... z3oV1Q9nNa

RWD, manual, lightweight, low price, presumably good fuel economy...if only it didn't look like a clown car, a clown whore, AND a cop magnet. I bet insurance wouldn't be cheap either.

If the car was to be offered in the United States (and that’s a big if), we’d expect all those numbers to be a little higher: more power, a little more weight and a somewhat higher price tag.

...oh, nevermind.
1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

Put your car in your sig!

Learn to launch/FAQs/lugging/misused terms: meta-sig
watkins wrote:Humans have rear-biased AWD. Cows have 4WD


Return to “Manuals in the News”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest