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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Alan isn't grown up. He's old yes, but not grown up.

    You’ve made me cry now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Ah sweet!

    I have a car track day this month I'll have you know - lotus emira.
    Let us know how the drive in the Emira is!

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    I drove a manual for the first time in a long time, because the garage didnít have an auto loan car.

    My goodness, what a pain. itís driving, but driving interrupted. I hadnít driven a six-speed manual before either. Thatís annoying plus one. If I tried to ignore 6th, and this was on country roads at 50mph, a message came up inviting me to consider a higher gear.

    I know why people enjoy manuals, but it was like going back to the days when you had to walk over to the TV to change channels. 3rd and 4th can be nice gears, but I donít rate the others.

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    I’m with you on this. My current is my first automatic, and I don’t see going back. But I’m not a sports car type either.

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I know why people enjoy manuals, but it was like going back to the days when you had to walk over to the TV to change channels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I drove a manual for the first time in a long time, because the garage didnít have an auto loan car.

    My goodness, what a pain. itís driving, but driving interrupted. I hadnít driven a six-speed manual before either. Thatís annoying plus one. If I tried to ignore 6th, and this was on country roads at 50mph, a message came up inviting me to consider a higher gear.

    I know why people enjoy manuals, but it was like going back to the days when you had to walk over to the TV to change channels. 3rd and 4th can be nice gears, but I donít rate the others.
    Youíve never driven a 6 speed before? Thatís so weird, all my manual cars have been 6 speeds. Iíve driven 5 speeds before, but never owned one.


    Personally, I hate everything about driving an automatic, but thatís well known. I even think cars are uglier when they have an automatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    You’ve never driven a 6 speed before? That’s so weird, all my manual cars have been 6 speeds. I’ve driven 5 speeds before, but never owned one.


    Personally, I hate everything about driving an automatic, but that’s well known. I even think cars are uglier when they have an automatic.
    My first Audi (98 A4) was a 5 spd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Youíve never driven a 6 speed before? Thatís so weird, all my manual cars have been 6 speeds. Iíve driven 5 speeds before, but never owned one.

    I grew up on 4-speed gearboxes. I canít remember exactly, but I donít think 5-speed boxes came along until I was in my thirties. For a while, I had an Audi 100 automatic that had just three ratios.

    I donít know if there were six-speed gearboxes before I switched to autos, but I never had one. When I first learnt of them, I didnít know how people could tolerate six gears. It didnít seem like progress. Driving one yesterday, i thought: ĎThis is crazy - thereís too much to doí. I was working for the car, when it should have been working for me. It was a relief to hand it back and come home in my own car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I grew up on 4-speed gearboxes. I can’t remember exactly, but I don’t think 5-speed boxes came along until I was in my thirties. For a while, I had an Audi 100 automatic that had just three ratios.

    I don’t know if there were six-speed gearboxes before I switched to autos, but I never had one. When I first learnt of them, I didn’t know how people could tolerate six gears. It didn’t seem like progress. Driving one yesterday, i thought: ‘This is crazy - there’s too much to do’. I was working for the car, when it should have been working for me. It was a relief to hand it back and come home in my own car.
    I know a lot of people feel that way, but it’s so fundamentally different from how I feel about it, it’s impossible for me to identify with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    My first Audi (98 A4) was a 5 spd.
    I very nearly got a WRX, which would have been a 5 speed, but it didn’t work out.
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