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Old 01-12-2019, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Frankb10 View Post
My C6. M6
my C7. M7

personally I like the control with a manual transmission....

i always thought that a manual transmission would have better gas mileage

Clipped from the fuel economy.gov. Website.....



Please don't tell us that gas milage was a criteria in purchasing a Vette? Please....
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcho Polo View Post
Good point about sales vs this poll. I believe only 17 or 18 % of C7's produced are manual.
Humm. I thought the cars were ordered by dealers so how do they decide what to get? please let me know..
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Humm. I thought the cars were ordered by dealers so how do they decide what to get? please let me know..
Whether ordered by dealers or individuals, the demand is for autos so that is what is ordered. Each year at the bash the numbers are covered and this is what my poor memory recalls them being, somewhere in the ballpark of 17/18% for manuals.
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Who cares really! We drive freakin Vettes guys. I would drive mine with two holes in the floorboard like The Flintstones did!

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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
Humm. I thought the cars were ordered by dealers so how do they decide what to get? please let me know..
When I was shopping I found that most (and by that I mean almost all) new dealer inventory was automatic transmission.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LuisZ51 View Post
Who cares really! We drive freakin Vettes guys. I would drive mine with two holes in the floorboard like The Flintstones did!
I care... Answer the poll or simply ignore it...Simple, Thanks
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My driving circumstances dictate auto or manual - fortunately, I have both.
Stop and go - auto.
Open road - manual.
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CF members are not a random sample of vette owners, and are probably more likely to be manual trans fans.
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Originally Posted by fugly1 View Post
CF members are not a random sample of vette owners, and are probably more likely to be manual trans fans.
True story, this is what we have though.Thanks!
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
I care... Answer the poll or simply ignore it...Simple, Thanks
I answered well before this post. I'll have your cookie later for caring.

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I can paddle shift if I want or just floor the loud pedal and let the trans play!
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I answered well before this post. I'll have your cookie later for caring.
Good, Ill take it...with chocolate milk!
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Of the 13 cars I've owned in the past 50 years only two have been slushboxes, a '71 Camaro and a '15 C7. The latter car was the result of a poorly thought out surrender to the idea that "Maybe I'll try something different for a change," but it didn't take long for me to know that something was missing. The A8's shift paddles gave little compensation but weren't a satisfactory substitute for real shifting, and with the TC and other issues that I fought for the two-year duration I swore off life as a shiftless person. Call me "Shifty" now, as life is good again with my '17 GS M7. I won't buy another slushbox unless manuals disappear or I decide to go electric.
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Stick shift only.
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
Humm. I thought the cars were ordered by dealers so how do they decide what to get? please let me know..
Sure, but still, that is what is produced. BG only builds ordered cars. Dealers get what they think they can sell, and for the most part, they get the lowest common denominator. That means 1LT autos with back interiors. I don't blame them, really. They can't afford many mistakes, so you rarely see a 3LT in a fancy color on a lot. I would suggest that consumers assume all cars are automatics. If they want a manual, it;s a conscious decision. It would be interesting to see the breakdown for consumer-ordered cars vs dealer-ordered cars, but I doubt that is easily available.

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Sure, but still, that is what is produced. BG only builds ordered cars. Dealers get what they think they can sell, and for the most part, they get the lowest common denominator. That means 1LT autos with back interiors. I don't blame them, really. They can't afford many mistakes, so you rarely see a 3LT in a fancy color on a lot. I would suggest that consumers assume all cars are automatics. If they want a manual, it;s a conscious decision. It would be interesting to see the breakdown for consumer-ordered cars vs dealer-ordered cars, but I doubt that is easily available.
Thanks. Do you also think dealers know most younger people today don't drive sticks (They don't know how to, ), so they have a better chance of selling the automatics?

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My wife ordered hers with a stick (her third vette) because, none to be had anywhere in the country as a 2LT, black, convertible. So there is something to be said for most M7 are ordered and not found on lots. Oh, and BTW, our 3 kids all over 30 can't drive a stick. We tried to teach them and they all said "why, when I can just put it in D?"

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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
When I was shopping I found that most (and by that I mean almost all) new dealer inventory was automatic transmission.
I agree, as I was initially looking for a manual, mainly because (as previously stated) had always driven manuals. However was told by several dealers that they didn't order manuals for inventory because they sat on their lots far too long.
So settled for a A8 with everything else I wanted and now glad I did.
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Originally Posted by jdsaengine View Post
My wife ordered hers with a stick (her third vette) because, none to be had anywhere in the country as a 2LT, black, convertible. So there is something to be said for most M7 are ordered and not found on lots. Oh, and BTW, our 3 kids all over 30 can't drive a stick. We tried to teach them and they all said "why, when I can just put it in D?"
LOL, that's funny (your kids)...
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