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post #11 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 02:14 PM
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Makes no sense to me to have a manual crossover SUV! Maybe my next Vette but not a midsized daily driver.

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I prefer the music at a sane volume and the car to do the shifting for me.
Couldn't have said it better.

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SUV...............Sports Utility Vehicle....................but that's just my opinion........




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Makes no sense to me to have a manual crossover SUV! Maybe my next Vette but not a midsized daily driver.
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There's already 4 different trim levels, 2 engine options + AWD/FWD.... I'd hate to see the additional of 2 transmissions. Increasing to that many different vehicle combinations wouldn't be practical. The cost of the logistics alone would reduce the profitability of this vehcile.

As for the gearing issue, go with the V6, less gear hunting on hills.

Automatic transmissions these days are more fuel efficient than manuals. With high gas prices and fuel efficiency being a big thing GM is tooting their horn about on this particular truck, I see another reason why they don't offer it.

If you want a manual transmission and have more fun driving, get a vehicle that's suited for it.....kind of like those idiots who by an all out 2 seater sports car with an automatic...duhhh.

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mmarges, FYI, 2/3rd of all new Vette coupes and 3/4 of all new convertibles are sold with automatics. Lots of "idiots" ( like me) drive those "all out sports cars" with the auto

PS--- automatics ( when matched with the performance axle) actually run faster and more consistent 1/4 mile times than manual trans. Also, do you understand "paddle shifters"?

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mmarges, FYI, 2/3rd of all new Vette coupes and 3/4 of all new convertibles are sold with automatics. Lots of "idiots" ( like me) drive those "all out sports cars" with the auto

PS--- automatics ( when matched with the performance axle) actually run faster and more consistent 1/4 mile times than manual trans. Also, do you understand "paddle shifters"?
All so true..!
I only run a 5 speed manual in my two seater..simply because I enjoy shifting the little curve carver. In an SUV/CUV seems not much return for the effort...
BTW..drove a new Camaro SS and LT with paddle shifters..pretty slick setup..!

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The original question posted was mentioning "Manual Transmission" and "FUN" to drive. Your point about an auto matched with the right axle might be "faster" and "more consistant" as you state, no argument there. But again, the original post was asking about an avialable manual transmission because it would be more FUN...and my statement said if you want to have more "fun driving" get a car suited for it.

Now, with that said....how about we make another poll. "In a really fancy fast car - which would make it more FUN to drive"
A. A manual tranmission where you control everything, or
B. An automatic transmission where you can lay back like an old geezer and excercise you right calf muscle....maybe you'll get a bit of a thumb workout too with those paddle shifters.

I vote hands down in a fast fancy car, the Manual will be more FUN to drive over the automatic!





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mmarges--if you had not called me,and a high percentage of performance car owners "idiots" for driving an auto "all out sports car" I would not have felt the need to reply to your response. You seem to have totally missed my point about the high number of "idiots"(as you call us) that are driving auto's!! Perhaps you'll realize someday, that just because others have different likes/dislikes than you, that does not make them "idiots". Perhaps if you reread this post at least 3 times, you'll GET my point this time. Good luck with it!

PS--"Old Geezer" yep, I represent that remark, Sure beats the alternative!!

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.............as stated in the first post,I have a 5 speed trans in my HHR and it is fun to drive ,and it is not one of those fancy usefull two seaters

V6 which is what I have and it does hunt for the correct gear ,depending on speed and conditions....

I also "PREFER" to drive a standard,it seems to give me more awareness of driving,as in paying more attention,instead of sitting in drive and pretending that I am sitting in my lounge chair,with my coffee and cell phone while listening to a symphony on the radio.....

But then again that is my opinion......................


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The original question posted was mentioning "Manual Transmission" and "FUN" to drive. Your point about an auto matched with the right axle might be "faster" and "more consistant" as you state, no argument there. But again, the original post was asking about an avialable manual transmission because it would be more FUN...and my statement said if you want to have more "fun driving" get a car suited for it.

Now, with that said....how about we make another poll. "In a really fancy fast car - which would make it more FUN to drive"
A. A manual tranmission where you control everything, or
B. An automatic transmission where you can lay back like an old geezer and excercise you right calf muscle....maybe you'll get a bit of a thumb workout too with those paddle shifters.

I vote hands down in a fast fancy car, the Manual will be more FUN to drive over the automatic!





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Ok, Ok, trying to behave here. Don't want this post to go off topic like the other one. Perhaps "idiot" was a bad choice of word. I was just really meaning more along the lines of why anyone would fork over big bucks for a premium sports car but then ruin it with an automatic transmission. Just my personal opinion but to each his own.

tjjkc, I agree with you that 5 speeds can make any vehicle much more fun to drive...yes, even if it were in an equinox/terrain too. But, for the long haul most people would choose the automatic for this type of vehicle and GM supplies it in the way that will make the maximum profitability. I'm also surprised that you mention the issue of it dropping gears all the time to keep up. I can see this with an I4 no matter what, but with the V6. Wondering if you live in very hilly or mountain region...or perhaps your driving style is just a little harder than the average person.

Anyhow, I don't think you'll ever see a manual on a nox/terrain and most other manufacturers are going away from them except for small vehicles and sports cars.

Now, another transmission open for debate. What do you all think about GM ever putting a CVT tranny in to one of these things
Personally, I kind of liked every vehicle I've driven equiped with it...no gear jerking and smooth. The Nissan Murano was very nice to cruise in.







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