On #5, why does it have more "wow factor"? I mean, what goes through peoples' heads to make them think "wow" when they notice that a car is manual?Volley said:It really comes down to personal preference. I like the manual because
1. I think it is more fun to drive.
2. Slightly better gas mileage.
3. Generally less prone to break and cheaper to fix.
4. Likely better resale value in this type of car.
5. More wow factor from people looking at the car.
6. Car is $400 or so less when you net out the M6 vs gas guzzler tax.
But to each his/her own. No matter what the tranny, all GTOs are terrific cars.
If I lived in the sticks (never happen!) I would drive a manual. I live in a large city (NYC) and drive a manual.jerhofer said:The choice of a manual or automatic may be determined by where one lives. If I lived in a large city (never happen!), I would probably get an automatic. I have been stuck in traffic jams with a manual and can surely see the instant benefits of an automatic.
6spdgoat said:My GTO is an M6 and I have a 93 T/A that I drag race, it is an A4. I prefer a manual over an auto. I might even switch the T/A to a M6. I went without a manual car for about three years, I will never be without one again, tooooo much fun to drive.
I figured, but it was worth a try. May eBay it next week. Tired of tire kickers.6spdgoat said:Tom,
I saw your post on another sit for your 93, its very nice! I have way to much money in my 93 T/A to ever sell it, I'll just keep dumping more money in it to make it faster. I'm hoping it will run a low 12 or high 11 this year. Might do an OBDII converstion so I can use a higher stall, 2800 vig is not enough for my car.
Because clicking the shifter forward in an A4 is so difficult.Clevite 77 said:Volley - again, I can't agree with you more. You know your stuff.
Chris - Wow factor.... trying to think of it, and put it into words.
We all know the sound of a muffstain (mustang) You know when it's shifting (referring to a manual) Manuals just sound mean. When I look at a mustang, and I see an auto (mustang, camaro, whatever) it looks boring, my daily driver is an auto, I buy I sports car, I wanna put a short throw shifter in there, I wanna bring up the "R's" right up to the rev limiter.
Keep in mind, changing the fluid id much easier to.
A lot less to go wrong with a manual.
It's cool to pull up next to someone and give it a rev without have to put it into neutral, or power-brake
djdub said:Because clicking the shifter forward in an A4 is so difficult.