potownrob wrote:haha i'll have to go check out that vortex thread. i can understand the manual shift questions being scoffed at. to many people who know how to drive manual, they forget how hard it can be to learn to drive manual. SEARCH NOOB!!
Agreeing with you and potown about the VW forum. I went on there about the rev hang and was just creeping and reading about it and people seemed nice. I never asked a question on NASIOC about driving a manual because man were they harsh to people. Calling them noobs and stuff. Saying things like learn how to drive and stuff. Someone posted how rev hang was affecting them learning to drive(like myself) and they lit that person up saying their just terrible and a crap driver.
The WRX aftermarket vendor support is truly unlimited in comparison to anything else minus maybe the Honda Civic SI market. The GTI aftermarket support is pretty decent too but it's not on the WRX level or even really close. The communities though are kind of a wash for me... I think the MK7 community is actually pretty decent and a lot of the guys from the new WRX gen (I can't remember the code name) are kind of suspect online. A big issue is this is the first generation of WRX that has an automatic option and the hardcore guys feel "betrayed". Whenever I see a GTI I automatically assume it's a DSG unless I have reason to believe otherwise (and most of the time I'm correct at face value).
There's actually been a few manual questions in regards to my car and the general facts are pretty widely accepted on the forums with not too much trolling or fights.