Millennial Auto Anti-Theft Device

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by jato, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. hammerg26

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    That is funny right there, I don't care who you are. :)
     

  2. Monkeyboy

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    My wife and I both drive manuals, my daughter got an automatic transmission and I intentionally did not teach her to drive a manual, she can never barrow my car!
     
  3. Aberk

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    I took my Exocet to Perimeter mall one day for lunch and thought it would be fun to valet it. The valet told me to just pull it forward to the end of the lane and leave it because he couldn't drive a 5 spd. So it got to sit there on display, which was cool, but I'm still trying to figure out how somebody gets a valet job without knowing how to drive a manual.
     
  4. AzB

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    I think it's more an example of overall American laziness than a generational thing. Most young kids in just about any developed nation can drive manuals, if they know how to drive.



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  5. TITAN308

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    Yup, my truck has a 6 speed, I doubt I need to lock the doors.
     
  6. ber950

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    Nope it has more to do with the cost of a manual transmission being almost the same(or more) as an automatic. Same deal with manual windows. Once the manufactures push to eliminate the slightly lower cost option it doesn't make sense to buy or sell them anymore. I am told it now cost more to modify the line to build either manual option.

    Manual transmissions used to be standard equipment. Now they are options and only available on a handful of vehicles. Even Europe is moving to manuals.
     
  7. AzB

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    Um, what? I shop for only manual transmissions in every car I've ever bought, and the cost for an automatic averages around $1000 more than for a manual.

    A manual transmission is not an "option", in many cases it's not even offered at all. At this point only 4wd trucks, cheapo econoboxes, and sports cars are about the only choices. But in every case, the auto is still the "option" and still adds cost to the car.

    Europe has certainly increased sales in automatics. But go to Europe and rent a car. You won't get an automatic unless you reserve one ahead of time. 90% of the cars on the lot are manuals.

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  8. AzB

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    Sorry, this content isn't available right now
    The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.

    Perhaps it's because I don't have an account.

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  9. Aberk

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    I love me a RHD manual!
     
  10. AzB

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    That logic falls down on just about any imported car as they are all made in far more numbers with manual trannies... they just aren't imported into the USA with manuals because they don't sell... because Americans are lazy.

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  11. gsusnake

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    When I bought my Soul I looked for a manual... the only model they make with a manual is the absolute base trim with the anemic little 1.6 in it. I wanted the 2.0 and the higher trim options so I settled for the automatic.

    I hear the Turbo (based on the Kia Forte S, with the 2.4) will be manual only.
     
  12. AzB

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  13. rmodel65

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    Never thought I'd drive a 5spd in Atlanta traffic but after doing so for almost 4 yrs now I realize how much more I like it.

    It's funny when I get in my wife's SUV now because I try to find the clutch every time before cranking it.
     
  15. Georgia1911

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    All three of my Millennial children drive, or at least can drive, manuals. This was a graduation requirement at the Dad School of Driving. One does currently own an automatic, but his first car was a 5 speed. The other 2 drive 5 or 6 speeds.
     
  16. a_springfield

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    Dodge is the only truck company that offers a manual in any pickup. I was looking for a new truck last year, they are the exact same price as an automatic and they only had one in the entire south east and wanted me to buy it before they would ship it from Miami
     
  17. zetor

    zetor Gaston beat up John

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    You can get a Nissan frontier with a 6 spd manual and it's 3k cheaper than the automatic.
     
  18. a_springfield

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    Forgot to say heavy duty truck.
     
  19. phaed

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    if i were a car thief, one of these electronic emergency brakes would have worked as a deterrent for me. took me a while to get used to on my new car.