Manual car vs truck

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

  1. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    ...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

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    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

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    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

    slim shady Road Train Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Chicago, Il.
    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

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    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.
  7. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    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

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    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

    Mar 13, 2017
    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

    Capacity Road Train Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    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

    Mar 13, 2017
    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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