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post #46 of 116
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Just saw this and LOLed:

HAHA this is so true, I'd say it's the same for kids who think they're in real-life Initial D too.

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

One of the best things about manual transmissions is that good ones are near bulletproof and therefore quite economical to operate at high mileages. None of the SMGs, DCTs, CVTs, or high-tech automatics are nearly as durable or inexpensive to repair when they (inevitably) eventually fail.

I had been looking at the E92 M3 with the DCT and one thing that deterred me from getting that awesome machine was that some friends had mentioned the transmission's high maintenance/replacement costs.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

No better sound on earth that being next to a '96 Honda Civic automatic when the driver tries to pass. That pregnant pause before the downshift followed by the BRUUUUUUUUUM just makes me wish I owned one.

VTAK just kicked in yo!
post #47 of 116
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

No better sound on earth that being next to a '96 Honda Civic automatic when the driver tries to pass. That pregnant pause before the downshift followed by the BRUUUUUUUUUM just makes me wish I owned one.

Surely a car that old and non-classc could be had for a few hundred bucks nowdays? Why not pick one up instead of a suit just for kicks?

In fact Autotrader shows that within 5 miles of me there are 25 available at under £600. It would cost more to fill the tank once per month than to buy the damn car!
post #48 of 116
auto transmissions and sport(-yish) cars are a kind of contradiction to me.
post #49 of 116
Those damn mid 90's Civic go for a pretty penny in American. $1,500 for some beater that barely runs. $2,500 for a good looking runner and $800 for a shell.

Edit: we are talking 150,000+ mile cars
post #50 of 116
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

Those damn mid 90's Civic go for a pretty penny in American. $1,500 for some beater that barely runs. $2,500 for a good looking runner and $800 for a shell.
Edit: we are talking 150,000+ mile cars

I bought one in '93. My first new car. 5 speed manual. Fuckers hold their value really well. I bought it for $10500 and sold it in '00 for $4500 with 107k miles. Bullet proof car. Buy a '93 today and you are guaranteed to have a trouble free ride.

Looked exactly like this, just look at those alloys:

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post #51 of 116
Good lord, I'd make a killing buying these things up at 80,000 miles for £500 and selling them in the US as classics! Most people here can't even give them away to friends as the insurance costs more than the car!
post #52 of 116

Hell there's always a beige Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic mid 90's with about 70,000 miles for $4,999 at it's respective dealer...

post #53 of 116
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Good lord, I'd make a killing buying these things up at 80,000 miles for £500 and selling them in the US as classics! Most people here can't even give them away to friends as the insurance costs more than the car!

I dont understand it, but there seems to be a real derision in the UK towards Honda.

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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

Hell there's always a beige Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic mid 90's with about 70,000 miles for $4,999 at it's respective dealer...

Ok, so my 2nd ever car, before the Civic above, was a Carolla. Automatic. 1985 was the year on it, I think. Bought it in '91. Drove the fucker from DC to California.
post #54 of 116

I think high school kids would love a RHD, it's Fast and Furious.

post #55 of 116
teen deaths would spike, ever tried to go from LHD to RHD? It's a bit tricky at first...

I had one of those Civics too, can't remember what I paid for it (this was right before they got overly expensive due to the 'tuning scene') but I had bothered my dad for months and he took me to this Lexus dealer like the week before I went to college, they had it on the lot and it was relatively clean, my dad paid cash and sent me on my way. I took it and mated it with my wrecked Integra GS-R and proceeded to waste a bunch of what was supposed to be my food money at college on it. Those were the good old days. My quest for rare JDM parts ended up leading me to Japan, where I am now, so in many ways, that was a good deal.
post #56 of 116
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

, ever tried to go from LHD to RHD? It's a bit tricky at first...
cant fully agree

but who knows...teens are quite dumb these days
post #57 of 116
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

teen deaths would spike, ever tried to go from LHD to RHD? It's a bit tricky at first...

The first time I did it was with start in central London during rush hour, no problem at all, my mother on the other hand covered her eyes until Brompton road. laugh.gif

Manuals will always exist especially here in Europe, my idiot cousin can't drive an automatic, don't ask.
post #58 of 116
I can barely drive an automatic... Get to damn bored and start playing with shit in the car. Distracting in a way. Plus I always bitch when a automatic changes gears.[
post #59 of 116
She doesn't understand how it works and is scared of driving one.

It should probably be said, that she is a shitty driver in a manual as well.

Just to show the level idiocy we are deal with, she said a couple years back (aged 23), that it wasn't to late for her 5x year old aunt to become pregnant.
post #60 of 116
93 Civic standard has been my daily driver for like seven or eight years. I think I've paid $1000 in maintence.
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