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rtf - you did everything right. You do realize I'm just giving you a hard time, right? smile.gif
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Haha, I know, I know...

 

That said, has anyone driven both the NA's and NB's in a similar trim (i.e. both bases or LS's)?

I've found that the NB feels far more like a car vs the NA that feels like a bloody go kart!

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Spec Civic? A quick Google search doesn't reveal much in the way of Civic racing leagues (unlike Miatas, etc.). Some enterprising young chap should start one.


http://www.civic-cup.co.uk

They also race them in WTTC.

There are also Clio and DS3 cups.
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About the same cost as the Sport which is faster and has more room.
Piobra: the SUV is an American specialty. Get the new Denali. Durdehhh
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what are you guys on about needing to have shoes on to drive a manual im in sandals 90% of summer.
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what are you guys on about needing to have shoes on to drive a manual im in sandals 90% of summer.

 

Sandals or flip flops?


Mine kept getting caught in the carpet and coming off or dumping the clutch when I didn't mean to.

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Some folks can drive stick in flip flops, i used to just go barefoot
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Some folks can drive stick in flip flops, i used to just go barefoot

This is what I did back in my flip flop wearing days. Now it's boat shoes...

I can't stop looking at used, relatively inexpensive manual drop tops on the internet now...
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Some folks can drive stick in flip flops, i used to just go barefoot

 

Yeah, I just started doing that when I realized it was getting caught. I picked up my gf from the train station today without stalling even once! And even made it back home without doing it.

I shifted into 5th a few times by mistake when shooting for 3rd... That was annoying as hell. I need to be more deliberate.

 

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This is what I did back in my flip flop wearing days. Now it's boat shoes...

I can't stop looking at used, relatively inexpensive manual drop tops on the internet now...

 

Poast dem up!

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I got to drive our old 128i today since we are visiting the inlaws.  It is great to row the gears again.  It makes you feel a lot more engaged while driving.  My FIL picked me up in it and he is terrible at driving a manual transmission so it was a very jerky 15min drive from the airport.

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I love it. I love that companies are pushing the envelope for autonomous cars.

As much as I enjoy driving, there are so many scenarios where getting driven at super low rates would be absolutely ace.

Imagine an über taking your drunk ass home for $3.50.

Awesomesauce.

Ryan Lochte's greatest fear.
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Nissan has deh hands free driving.
It will no doubt work properly. And be included as a standard option.nod[1].gif

Though with sensors being every modern cars weakness, (throttle position, knock sensor, etc)
Anyone who would put the lives of themselves ,their passengers and other road users at the trust of sensors?? -is a moron. And shouldn't be allowed to get a license.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 8/19/16 at 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

I got to drive our old 128i today since we are visiting the inlaws.  It is great to row the gears again.  It makes you feel a lot more engaged while driving.  My FIL picked me up in it and he is terrible at driving a manual transmission so it was a very jerky 15min drive from the airport.

 

you are more engaged! i sometimes imagine what the roads would be like if all cars were stick. every modern feature on a car is oriented towards ease and entertainment, and not engagement or deliberation. tbh i'm really not much of a car guy (but i do enjoy the threadz) but at least performance demands due attention.

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No two ways about it you are more engaged in a manual transmission. Because I proactively downshift so I can always be in gear as long as possible, I find myself looking way ahead of traffic to anticipate slow downs / stops. When I was in the Camry, it was constant throttle and more abrupt (not really abrupt per se, but not as proactive) braking because it was so numb and.. automated.

With the manual, you can use engine braking to slow down while coasting whereas in the auto, you're always in the highest gear, so you're not slowing down as fast as you could in a lower gear, forcing you to use your brakes earlier and harder.

Autos make it easier for you to be a sloppier driver, methinks.
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Anyone who would put the lives of themselves ,their passengers and other road users at the trust of sensors?? -is a moron. And shouldn't be allowed to get a license.

 

Damn right I trust sensors and machines to drive more than humans.  People are shit drivers and driving mistakes are easily deadly.  Cars kill more people than just about anything else: it is the #2 leading cause of accidental death or injury: 34,000 people died in the US from car accidents which is more than the people of died to guns (homicides and suicides combined).

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