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m6 vs a4

i just test drove a 06 m6 in bham today. just to see the difference to my a4. first of all, the seats are still slow as the 05. the shifter is very bad. i got on it in 1-4th and had a bad vibration sound. i could not find 4th. but i would still get a 6 speed if i had to choose again. i got to the power band a lot quicker than my a4 and its a lot more fun to drive


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My 06 PB M6 is the first manual car that I have had. I really wanted to get a automatic because it was all I knew and manuals seemed to be too much of a hassle and learning curve. But, five days after driving it, I now know what everyone means when they talk about the fun of driving a manual. I am still a little shaky on starting from first, but once I get out of first, it's all good from there!
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great fun huh and welcome to the club
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i just test drove a 06 m6 in bham today. just to see the difference to my a4. first of all, the seats are still slow as the 05. the shifter is very bad. i got on it in 1-4th and had a bad vibration sound. i could not find 4th. but i would still get a 6 speed if i had to choose again. i got to the power band a lot quicker than my a4 and its a lot more fun to drive


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Hey man I am in Bham too... Where you drive it at? Courtesy? That is where I bought mine. This manual for me took about a day to get use to. I have had many manuals before. At first the shifting to the higher gears to me seemed tight they were real close together...But like i said got use to it quick,,,I bought an 06 spice red.....
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All of the "problems" with the M6 can be fixed with a simple shifter upgrade. I put in the GMM Ripshifter a little over a month ago and I must say, it's impressive. All the sloppyness and difficulty in finding the gears is removed. It's how the GTOs *should* have come from the factory.
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i just test drove a 06 m6 in bham today. just to see the difference to my a4. first of all, the seats are still slow as the 05. the shifter is very bad. i got on it in 1-4th and had a bad vibration sound. i could not find 4th. but i would still get a 6 speed if i had to choose again. i got to the power band a lot quicker than my a4 and its a lot more fun to drive


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I have 06GTO with manual transmisson, I like it. Im agree, 400hp and m6 is really fun to drive!
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Put the ripshifter in it and you'll experience REAL fun.
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EEZ no offense...but if I knew you had never driven a manual before and you asked to learn on my 400HP 6 speed new GTO I'd tell you to go screw. That being said, hope you didn't burn the clutch up too much. I've seen people who don't know how to work a manual shift go through a clutch in 5 hours on a sportbike....

Was it intimidating learning to drive a stick on such a powerful car?
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i do know how to drive a stick. granted its been almost 9 years
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I signed up for my IBM/M6 yesterday. The wife can't drive stick, so that's gonna be a good time
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