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Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Standardshifter » Thu May 05, 2016 12:56 pm

Not the best presentation of content via a slideshow, but it was interesting to see CNET covering such an article via their Roadshow site.

http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/pictures/s ... n-in-2016/
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby potownrob » Fri May 06, 2016 12:41 am

yeah, they had pics of higher trim levels that don't come in manual. nice to know you can get at least a lower level of all those cars with the manual.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby enniroc » Tue May 10, 2016 4:43 pm

Chevrolet SS? What the hell were they thinking?! :?

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Tue May 10, 2016 11:11 pm

I don't care what they call it, the SS is exactly what I want...a practical (and presumably comfortable) RWD manual V8 sleeper sedan that doesn't draw attention. I wish I could afford one.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed May 11, 2016 9:57 pm

theholycow wrote:I don't care what they call it, the SS is exactly what I want...a practical (and presumably comfortable) RWD manual V8 sleeper sedan that doesn't draw attention. I wish I could afford one.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby six » Sun May 15, 2016 6:44 pm

theholycow wrote:I don't care what they call it, the SS is exactly what I want...a practical (and presumably comfortable) RWD manual V8 sleeper sedan that doesn't draw attention. I wish I could afford one.

You've hit the nail on the head, thy holy one, and not to mention, quite a capable handler (unlike its counterpart from Dodge *ahem*). :D It's the perfect car, in my opinion, and that is without my inherent bias hahaha

Rope-Pusher wrote:Paint a set of rear doors onto a Challenger!

How about adding a manual to that Charger of yours, buddy.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Sun May 15, 2016 7:58 pm

six wrote:How about adding a manual to that Charger of yours, buddy.

Word. Manual Chargers, at all trim levels (or at least with each of the available engines), would be relevant to my interests and might actually get me interested in a Chrysler product. The Charger screams "HEY LOOK AT ME I'M AN ATTENTION WHORE" unlike the SS, but it does look nice and, well, I just really like RWD manual.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby IMBoring25 » Sun May 15, 2016 9:53 pm

I read somewhere (might have been here, might not) that the floor pans are fundamentally different in a way that renders that swap non-trivial.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:09 pm

CVTs & 4-CYLINDERS ON THE RISE - Autoline Daily commenting on Wards Automotive article.
As fuel economy and emission standards continue to ramp up, we’re going to see a shift in the types of powertrains offered in vehicles. And according to a new survey from WardsAuto, 4-cylinders and CVTs are on the rise. So far this year, the number of 4-cylinder engines installed in 2016 model year import and domestic light vehicles has shot up nearly 4% compared to last year to 53.4%. It’s also higher than the previous peak set back in 2014. The increase had to come from somewhere and V8s are taking it on the chin. Installations in 2016 have fallen to 13.8%, the lowest it’s been in the last 6 years. Now let’s move over to transmissions, where not only have 8- and 9-speed automatics seen a steady rise, but CVTs are taking off. They’ve hit a record 19.1% so far in 2016, which is up from 9.6% just 3 years ago. CVTs offer great real-world fuel economy and consumers seem to be warming up to them. And while the anti-enthusiast CVT is having a record year, the manual transmission is hanging onto a thread. They’re down to 3.2% in 2016, which is down from 3.9% last year and from the 6-year high in 2013 of 6.7%.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:17 pm

theholycow wrote:I don't care what they call it, the SS is exactly what I want...a practical (and presumably comfortable) RWD manual V8 sleeper sedan that doesn't draw attention. I wish I could afford one.

I would rock a manual cherry red Dodge Magnum. Practicalish and moisturizing! Alas it doesn't exist.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:46 pm

Converting a Magnum to the Amish faith would be munch easier than the job that THC did when converting his Buick.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby watkins » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:45 pm

But it would still be the most useless wagon around. Also ugly unless its the facelifted version or has a Challenger front grafted on.

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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:00 pm

Yanno they sold 'em like this in You-Rope, ryed?
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby tankinbeans » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:06 pm

Now that is plug fugly, Rope.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby tankinbeans » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:08 pm

watkins wrote:But it would still be the most useless wagon around. Also ugly unless its the facelifted version or has a Challenger front grafted on.

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You're making me moist. Of course I would go for the facelift or Challenger front end. The original os a bit blah.

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