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Old 04-15-2020, 05:23 PM   #2361 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:33 PM   #2362 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:59 PM   #2363 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2020, 05:32 PM   #2364 (permalink)
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You don't drive cars with ATs, you passenge them: you say Pretty please, Mr. Slush Pump, may I accelerate?
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Old 04-23-2020, 11:53 PM   #2366 (permalink)
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:52 AM   #2367 (permalink)
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EDIT: if I were a race car driver, I would probably appreciate the extra tenths of seconds per lap that today's performance automatics deliver vs. slow, old school, DIY gearboxes.

But... not a racecar driver.

I'd rather not give up the enjoyment and efficiency advantages of shifting my own gears.
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