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Old 07-26-2019, 10:26 AM   #16
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Yes, it does seem the manual is on the way out. And the general public (enthusiasts included) is the axe-wielding culprit. It's a shame as I think manuals are SO much damned fun!

I'm just of the mind that a car designed for fun should automatically offer a manual as well. Pun intended

And I can't fault Corvette for not only keeping up with, but bloodying the competition. The C8 really is a spectacular accomplishment. Especially at $60,000 !!!

The last car to ditch the manual might be the Miata.

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Old 07-26-2019, 11:51 AM   #17
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Yeah, thereís no doubt the auto trans is faster, but I donít want to give up the manual. If being the fastest is all the matters, then buy a fíing Tesla. Just donít fall asleep at the wheel.
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Looking fwd to driving the C8. I donít mind the idea of using paddle shifters as Longtimer stated about Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche as well as the GT40 its not harming their sales at all. My concern is whether or not GM builds and programs the transmission to be fun and trouble free.
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