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Shifter feels like it's in glue

Hi! Looking to possibly get a '05 or '06 GTO and drove my first one today. Love the car but the shifter gives me pause. I have all manuals in my garage but the one in the GTO feels like I am stirring a pot of cold molasses in January. The thing would barely spring to center when I let go of it. Is this the way they all are? I tried to locate another manual in the area (Memphis, TN) to test drive and nada, zilch.


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That is just how the stock shifter feels. Many people upgrade to an aftermarket shifter.
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That is just how the stock shifter feels. Many people upgrade to an aftermarket shifter.
I often wondered if an aftermarket could change the feel that drastic. I question my decision buying the M6 over the A4 each time I drive the Goat.
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Hmmmmmm..... If I get one then that will have to change. It's not the throw length that bothers me it's how sluggish it feels moving through the gears.
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I often wondered if an aftermarket could change the feel that drastic. I question my decision buying the M6 over the A4 each time I drive the Goat.
Grab a quality shifter and that thought will be forever erased. Man pedal ftw!

<-- Guess which ones quicker?.....Nope! Not even close.
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Grab a quality shifter and that thought will be forever erased. Man pedal ftw!
Thanks,
I think I will start shopping.
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