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Old Feb 7th 2014, 3:02 pm
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 3:24 pm
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Stick Stick Stick Stick Stick Stick Stick Stick Stick
You know where you can stick those!
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You know where you can stick those!
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My two cents...

I wouldn't buy anything with the Chrysler name on it (Charger/Challenger) because they are so notably unreliable.

As for Chevy, are you a chav or a chav wannabe?

At least with a Fraud you know there's a dealer down the road from wherever you are and, unless you buy Shelby/Mach 1/Boss302, etc., servicing and parts won't break you!
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Manual is more betterer, obviously. Unless there is something wrong with you.
Edmunds.com agrees that the primary advantage of stick is that they are fun to drive.
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
Edmunds.com agrees that the primary advantage of stick is that they are fun to drive.
That and you get to say "stick" to Pulaski.
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
Edmunds.com agrees that the primary advantage of stick is that they are fun to drive.
But more and more automatics are now coming with flappy paddles so you can pretend you have manual. My Outback has a CVT box but you can set it to manual and get 6 virtual gears.
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles
But more and more automatics are now coming with flappy paddles so you can pretend you have manual. My Outback has a CVT box but you can set it to manual and get 6 virtual gears.
Those things are horrid though.
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 5:55 pm
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My two cents...

I wouldn't buy anything with the Chrysler name on it (Charger/Challenger) because they are so notably unreliable.

As for Chevy, are you a chav or a chav wannabe?

At least with a Fraud you know there's a dealer down the road from wherever you are and, unless you buy Shelby/Mach 1/Boss302, etc., servicing and parts won't break you!
There are chav wannabes???

Think we'll probably go with the 'Stang via IA. Hubby would really like one - well, either that or a motorbike, and I've vetoed the latter!!
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Those things are horrid though.
I had the tiptronic gearbox on my Boxster, and loved it. Meant an easy auto drive in traffic, but with the flexibility to switch over to manual whenever I wanted. I am a girl though.
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There are chav wannabes???

Think we'll probably go with the 'Stang via IA. Hubby would really like one - well, either that or a motorbike, and I've vetoed the latter!!
I rode motorcycles for twenty years in the UK. No way I would want to ride one here.

The Mustang will be fun.
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 6:12 pm
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.... Think we'll probably go with the 'Stang via IA. .....
I got mine from IA too. .... A GT, of course.
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I had the tiptronic gearbox on my Boxster, and loved it. Meant an easy auto drive in traffic, but with the flexibility to switch over to manual whenever I wanted. I am a girl though.
Mrs P picked ours up from the dealer, and the sales officer assigned to check the paperwork and hand over the keys asked Mrs P three times if she knew how to drive a stick. Perhaps this was because this was in the Westchester suburbs of NYC, where there are few domestic cars and fewer sticks, ..... but Mrs P got quite a laugh out of it because the sales officer was a woman!

FWIW Mrs P owned and drove an Accord stick-shift herself up to the point she got married and moved to the UK.
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Originally Posted by Lucybell33
Think we'll probably go with the 'Stang via IA. Hubby would really like one - well, either that or a motorbike, and I've vetoed the latter!!
Anyone considering buying a Mustang should hold off. The '15 is going to be miles better than the '14:
- independent rear suspension. For God's sake, finally.
- smaller car, better looks. Much less slavishly retro.
- available turbo 4 cyl with 300+ HP. Light and fast. You can still get the 420 hp Coyote V8, of course.
- an interior that does not appear at first glance to have been made from melted-down milk cartons, unlike the current car.
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I rode motorcycles for twenty years in the UK. No way I would want to ride one here.

The Mustang will be fun.
Haha - great, will pass that on to hubby. He's never even ridden a motorbike here! Think he just like the idea of getting through the Silicon Valley traffic. I'd rather he stayed alive!!
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I got mine from IA too. .... A GT, of course.

Mrs P picked ours up from the dealer, and the sales officer assigned to check the paperwork and hand over the keys asked Mrs P three times if she knew how to drive a stick. Perhaps this was because this was in the Westchester suburbs of NYC, where there are few domestic cars and fewer sticks, ..... but Mrs P got quite a laugh out of it because the sales officer was a woman!

FWIW Mrs P owned and drove an Accord stick-shift herself up to the point she got married and moved to the UK.
Haha - great story!

We will try both the V6 and the GT. Hubby's last car was a suped-up Subaru Imprezza, which roared, so he'd probably like the GT. Personally, I think 300bhp sounds more than sufficient!!
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