Manual car vs truck

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ad356, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...i dont think Subaru Crosstrek is near the top wanted cars on the theft list ...maybe c8 or porsche , e39 m5 , supra ...but definitely not this model
     
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  3. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    No clutch brake.

    When using the car clutch, mash it all the way for longevity, a hydraulic system may be a little more forgiving and I doubt there are any remaining manuals using cable and linkage. A juice clutch is so much easier to tuck into the out of the way spots

    Shift to neutral at stoplights.

    You can float them but it's not the same as a big rig.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Right; a manual transmission is a PITA. Lots of enjoyment while trying to enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee.
     
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  5. slim shady

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    In Chicago lil Ray Ray will take what ever you driving, But the top jacked rides are Chargers and Jeeps
     
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  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    I’ve floated every stick car i’ve ever driven. From Muncie 4 speeds to Tremec 5 speeds. Even my ‘72 C10 with three on the tree. No harm done. Syncromesh boxes make it easier. Only thing that makes it hard to do is peddle location/position and size on some cars. Old non syncro 1st gear VW Beetles are fun to float but them tiny close together peddles make it challenging to down shift.
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  7. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    I "floated some Gears" in a '73 Mazda 4 Speed Wagon, not every time I drove, which eventually caused the Gearing to "stop meshing" to require replacement.
    I stopped "speed shifting".
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    When I drove 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 Speed MANUAL OTR and Local 6/10 wheel Straight Trucks & Tractors, I used the Clutch TWICE: Starting and Stopping!
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    Our 2015 Hyundai is a 6 Speed Auto.
    I DO miss a Manual but not likely anytime soon to acquire one.
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    Older (70's and back) Cars & Trucks had factory 2-4 speed Automatics.
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    Don't Shatter or cause The Clutch to Chatter!!
     
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  8. AModelCat

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    Resale isn't always a huge concern. Myself, I buy a car with the intention of putting at least 200k to 300k on it. At that point its not worth anything anyways.
     
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  9. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    I've heard that nonsense regarding manual vs autoshift trucks. I drink water all day long and I drive a manual truck. I'm not shifting constantly I can wait until I'm not shifting to take a sip.

    Btw I cant stand coffee stains on the center console now that you mention it. I like a clean truck. My old truck assignment is now a spare. I drove it briefly the other day. Smells like cigarettes, coffee stains on the center console and instrument cluster. The driver that had it for awhile, what a pig
     
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  10. Capacity

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    My 15 tacoma has a 5 speed stick , and strange as it may sound a manual toyota are rare and highly desirable especially in mountain states.
     
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  11. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    I ordered the car a couple weeks back. It will be at least march. My current car is a 01 grand prix GTP, I'll part it out and keep my summer toy 2003 SSEi Bonneville running, along with my wife's 97 grand prix (super clean low mileage example). I love 3800 powered cars but decent examples are hard to come by.
     
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