The idea of a really high powered manual transmission car kind of intimidates me, like a gated Ferrari with 500bhp or a Murcielago or something, doesn't really interest me because you're already in jail after two gears in these modern high-powered cars. I love banging on a manual car but I think if I ever buy one again, it'll be something kinda slow that you just wring the hell out of. I really enjoyed my old E30 318iS for this purpose, never got into much trouble with it and the transmission and clutch engagement was nice feeling. You could really work through the 4 gears all day long in that thing and not have to worry about getting too hot to trot. You miss the power when downshifting and expecting a bit of acceleration in that car, but otherwise it's fine. Would really like an E30 320iS or something similar to remind me of those days.
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5/5/12 at 8:54am