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Old 03-17-2019, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Nope. Definitely not. It depends on the driver.
This will open up for more comments! LOL
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:29 PM
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Manual !!!! Nuff Said
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Bfine Blue View Post
If not incapable, then autos are for the uncoordinated, clueless, boring, lazy, betas. A man who drives a manual is a connoisseur of the road. A woman who drives a manual is a BOSS.
Been rowing gears for more than 60 years: 3 on the tree, 4 on the tree, 5 on the tree, 3 on the floor, 4 on the floor, 5 on the floor, 6 on the floor, and, now, 7 on the floor.... I guess you think your ********* are bigger
because YOU prefer a manual transmission.... hahahahahahahahahahahah....

Guess I'm late to the party because I had not read the "testicular" comment from another poster before I posted mine.... in that case: double hahahahahhahahahahah

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Old 03-17-2019, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
shared - epic 👍
Joe, I sure hope you're a transplant Texan because you sure give the rest of us a bad name....
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bfine Blue View Post
I live in the DFW so I know a thing or two about traffic. Maybe you ought to look at my sig profile page. I can't seem to enable it for everyone to view but we bought a new 2015 Z51 2LT Vert M7. It's hers...
You got 60 some-odd posts.... normally when someone shows up the way you have they're 1st rate Adam Henrys.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
ALL sports cars are two things, and always have been; A) convertible, and, B) manual stick shift transmissions.
Tell that to Ferrari and Porsche and the others boys.....
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 4thC4at60 View Post
Tell that to Ferrari and Porsche and the others boys.....
and soon the C8! And Autos have that option of manual!!!!!

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Originally Posted by owc6 View Post
Glad that you like your wife, but:

A true man doesn't rely on his transmission for sexual validity, nor does he need to put down anyone for their choices (whatever their reasons).

BTW, I have always driven manuals, and I probably have more miles on a manual Corvette than 90% of the folks here (of either sex), and it doesn't mean ****.
Booooom Sometimes folks just have to justify their decisions sister. I tried to be impressed, but just couldn't muster that emotion.
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:08 PM
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I learned to drive on a manual vehicle. My C6 (on the way out) is an A6 and was ordered that way as my wife doesn't drive manual and I was planning to do a lot of rush hour driving.

I have my C7 on order and it is coming as an M7 - I didn't even research here prior to ordering, just went with my gut. This might be the last Corvette available as a manual and I enjoy shifting while getting a "better" feel of the car. I am sure there will be some days where I will miss the convenience/comfort of an auto.

I have been watching videos (subsequently to ordering) of pros test driving auto C7s and they complain that there is a lag in the shifting while using the paddles. I did not know that it was like the C6 in this regard so I am glad (based on my priorities) that I went with the M7.

PS - wifey only drove the C6 once and that too in a parking lot
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Originally Posted by weathermaker View Post
I'm sure this has been beaten to death but here goes. We are looking at a 2019 vert purchase. Our last 2 vettes were manual transmissions. For those that have gone to autos, do you have any regrets. Did you go back to a stick? Getting older and thinking ahead.
My last modern Corvette was a "manual C5 vert" and I now have an "auto C7 coupe", I do not regret either change - on the days when I want a stick I drive my 59.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 4thC4at60 View Post
Been rowing gears for more than 60 years: 3 on the tree, 4 on the tree, 5 on the tree, 3 on the floor, 4 on the floor, 5 on the floor, 6 on the floor, and, now, 7 on the floor.... I guess you think your ********* are bigger
because YOU prefer a manual transmission.... hahahahahahahahahahahah....

Guess I'm late to the party because I had not read the "testicular" comment from another poster before I posted mine.... in that case: double hahahahahhahahahahah
Well,well. Gotta say, 3 speeds,4 speeds,5 speeds all the way up as high as you can count speeds didn't have a factor when my wife and I produced a set of twin boys way back in 1970.
Hmmmmm ,As a matter of fact I was banging the gears on my 4 speed Chevelle
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Well,well. Gotta say, 3 speeds,4 speeds,5 speeds all the way up as high as you can count speeds didn't have a factor when my wife and I produced a set of twin boys way back in 1970.
Hmmmmm ,As a matter of fact I was banging the gears on my 4 speed Chevelle
Rich
That makes me think of a Julie Brown song, "Earth Girls Are Easy."


"Oh, how do I describe it?
Well, you know how a blender has twelve speeds?
Well, when he got up to Purée I thought I would die,
But when he put it on Liquify, I wanted his baby!"



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I went from an auto tranny to the M7 when I bought the C7. I don't regret it but for sure I made the decision when I tried Rev Match. It's a blast to drive and I'm still loving it.
But I'm pretty sure the next one will be automatic. Hands down the auto tranny cars are faster. Also, manual shift cars are more difficult to sell (the younger the buyer, the less likely they want manual). I think I'll be using paddle shift next time around.
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Originally Posted by roadbike56 View Post
I went from an auto tranny to the M7 when I bought the C7. I don't regret it but for sure I made the decision when I tried Rev Match. It's a blast to drive and I'm still loving it.
But I'm pretty sure the next one will be automatic. Hands down the auto tranny cars are faster. Also, manual shift cars are more difficult to sell (the younger the buyer, the less likely they want manual). I think I'll be using paddle shift next time around.
LOL, not by much but man they have come a long way. I like the paddle shifters much!

https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us...automatic.html
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 4thC4at60 View Post
Tell that to Ferrari and Porsche and the others boys.....
I just did! 👍


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Originally Posted by roadbike56 View Post
I went from an auto tranny to the M7 when I bought the C7. I don't regret it but for sure I made the decision when I tried Rev Match. It's a blast to drive and I'm still loving it.
But I'm pretty sure the next one will be automatic. Hands down the auto tranny cars are faster. Also, manual shift cars are more difficult to sell (the younger the buyer, the less likely they want manual). I think I'll be using paddle shift next time around.
If your big draw is endless street racing, you'll still likely get bored with the "faster" automatic. You may be fined out of existence because of your street racing, lose your DL, crash and burn, or worse. But yeah, you're a few 100ths of a second "faster."

..As far as selling the C7, M7? They'll be in demand for they'll be harder to find. Supply and demand principle. Especially the convertibles. So, you're kind of misled there.

..If and when the C8 ever gets released, it's unclear whether it will be available in manual transmission and convertible. If not? The C7 convertible with M7 will be even more in demand on the used
market.
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The auto is faster but in my opinion the manual is funner and fast enough! Pickup truck or non-sports/performance car auto is the way to go, sports car I’m choosing a manual!
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Originally Posted by weathermaker View Post
I'm sure this has been beaten to death but here goes. We are looking at a 2019 vert purchase. Our last 2 vettes were manual transmissions. For those that have gone to autos, do you have any regrets. Did you go back to a stick? Getting older and thinking ahead.
A8 gets you remote start. I particularly enjoy this feature, especially from a cold start.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:15 PM
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I love driving sticks, have owned, raced and they have been my daily drivers most all my life. So I can certainly understand some having a strong preference for manuals. What I can't understand is why some of you turn into such fanatics over the subject when ever discussed.

To answer the OP's question: Even though most of my Corvettes over the years have been manuals, I'm thoroughly enjoying my A8 C7 Grandsport and am glad I went with it.
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A8 gets you remote start. I particularly enjoy this feature, especially from a cold start.
AND if you need the heat in the cold climates before you go out . Many people forget the Autos have the remote start!

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