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

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:08 pm

THE U.S. MIGHT NOT SEE THE NEXT FIESTA
With sales of passenger cars dropping in the American market, Ford may drop the next generation Fiesta from its U.S. lineup, according to Romanian publication 0-100.ro. When they spoke with Robert Stiller, Manager of B-Segment cars at Ford, he said “the previous model was a global product, and with the new generation, (they) are targeting only Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.” While Ford has made no official statement on the matter, it wouldn’t be surprising given the Fiesta’s steadily declining sales. So far this year only 24,000 were sold in the U.S. market.

https://www.motor1.com/news/174532/ford ... o-america/
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:13 am

UK will ban sales of gasoline, diesel cars starting 2040

Do you think the Amish will accept electricity after 2040?

No, I don't want to hear how using an electric motor means there is no reason to have multiple gear ranges. If there wasn't an advantage, why would many of the Formula E racecars be running with multi-speed gearboxes?

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

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:43 am

Your Doctor is Prolly Telling You to - Get Fit!
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"Our first go-round is in a Fit Sport with the six-speed manual transmission. It’s the combination to get. The shifter is tight with short throws, and the clutch action is light, so it’s stop-and-go friendly. There’s good power over 3,000 rpm, and the 1.5-liter likes the top of the tach. It remains smooth as it approaches its 6,800-rpm redline."

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews ... z4qgS09SsM
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby potownrob » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:46 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:THE U.S. MIGHT NOT SEE THE NEXT FIESTA
With sales of passenger cars dropping in the American market, Ford may drop the next generation Fiesta from its U.S. lineup, according to Romanian publication 0-100.ro. When they spoke with Robert Stiller, Manager of B-Segment cars at Ford, he said “the previous model was a global product, and with the new generation, (they) are targeting only Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.” While Ford has made no official statement on the matter, it wouldn’t be surprising given the Fiesta’s steadily declining sales. So far this year only 24,000 were sold in the U.S. market.

https://www.motor1.com/news/174532/ford ... o-america/
that's a shame, as it's the first fiesta to not look like a clown car :? :evil:

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

Postby potownrob » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:04 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:Your Doctor is Prolly Telling You to - Get Fit!
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"Our first go-round is in a Fit Sport with the six-speed manual transmission. It’s the combination to get. The shifter is tight with short throws, and the clutch action is light, so it’s stop-and-go friendly. There’s good power over 3,000 rpm, and the 1.5-liter likes the top of the tach. It remains smooth as it approaches its 6,800-rpm redline."

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews ... z4qgS09SsM
the fit must be selling better than i realized for them to bring out a new trim level. i test drove a 2015 fit ex manual (prior to leasing the accord sport) and found it surprisingly peppy, roomy and featureful (is that a word?). it was a little weighed down with 3 people in the car but, with just the salesman and me, it was a hoot and didn't drive or accelerate like a penalty box. i personally would try to pony up for the ex with its moonroof, keyless entry and start, probably better stereo, nicer (IMO) wheels etc. it is a little expensive for a subcompact hatch, but the quality is good and it'll probably last forever (not that i would keep it forever). the nicer features are good to have and would hopefully keep me from wanting to drive it off a cliff within a year. the lx is a little too simple and plain jane (despite being more like the past generation fits), so the new sport can actually fill a gap, as long as it has more than just cosmetic improvements over the lx... i have seen used 2015 fits for ~10-12k USD with well under 100k miles, which seems like a good deal to me. i personally will probably try to get a bigger car next though...
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:51 pm

Hey get a good deal on an Amish vehicle.

I hear they have a lot of cars with sticks down in Houston - sticks, mud, dead cats, sewer water, alligators, etc.
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http://www.autonews.com/article/2017083 ... news-daily

http://www.autonews.com/article/2017083 ... news-annow

Wow, could be 3-500,000 scrapped or salvaged vehicles!

Houston could be a good place to go for hunting through junkyards for non-perishable car parts.
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby theholycow » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:44 pm

So, basically...I could transplant all the guts from my rotted GMC into a cheap donor with a good frame and sheet metal?

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

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theholycow wrote:So, basically...I could transplant all the guts from my rotted GMC into a cheap donor with a good frame and sheet metal?

Somebody get me a flood truck!

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Wear your flood pants and tell 'em Rope sentcha and I'll see you get a good deal.

All you can carry on your person for $5.00. Might take you and a few friends to get a pick-m-up body and frame, but 20 friends would only cost $100.00!
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:14 am

theholycow wrote:I don't want to go on the cart!

I feel happy, I feel happy.

*smash*

Thank you, sir, here's your ninepence.

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

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:37 am

tankinbeans wrote:
theholycow wrote:I don't want to go on the cart!

I feel happy, I feel happy.

*smash*

Thank you, sir, here's your ninepence.

You're welcome. See you next week.

Oh, is THAT what "Allah Cart" means?!!!
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Shadow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 am

Smart car has a manual? Are they putting real manuals in them now or are they talking about that automated manual BS?
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Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:55 pm

Shadow wrote:Smart car has a manual? Are they putting real manuals in them now or are they talking about that automated manual BS?

I think the USA only got the automated manual, but there was a non-shunned Amish version sold to the folks South of the border in Canada....and in other markets I'm sure.
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