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Old 11-16-2017, 03:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
I don't want my kids to be limited in what vehicle they can purchase. I believe the U.S. market is dominated by automatics because we have more expendable income to fix them.
I guess i'm going to have to point out the flaw in your thinking. Now they are going to want ONLY manual cars, which are dissapearing.

Autos dominated the U.S. market because people are lazy.

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Old 11-16-2017, 03:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No flaws in my thinking. You can still easily buy a manual in the US... just fewer of them out there. Any person with any knowledge on auto repair knows a manual transmission is lower maintenance, much, much more durable in the harsh conditions such as deep snow and mud... and more efficient. I can run circles around any automatic transmission including a Prius in fuel economy with my 5 speed manual 1992 Civic VX. I average 65 mpg... not bad for a car built n 1992 that I bought in 2002 for under $500.00. Bam!
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People are lazy, but also have a confirmation bias to justify being lazy. It is amazing how much work they put into it! People insist that cars with automatic transmissions are more fuel efficient, so they tell themselves they are doing it for the environment!

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Old 11-17-2017, 09:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daschicken View Post
Now they are going to want ONLY manual cars, which are dissapearing.
I'm not sure if someone who learn to drive with manual cars would only want them.

Autos dominated the U.S. market because people are lazy.
Autos dominated the U.S. market because people could afford them in the postwar. Plus it's easier to drive and eat a sandwich at the same time in an automatic
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:32 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The is probably the best first car. Bullet proof, simple, comfortable, cheap parts. I would consider getting one as a run around commuter

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