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- Aug 23, 2018
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- Rochester, MI
- 2018 Honda Civic Si
Honda is slowly killing it too. No more MT unless you get an Si or the 2.0 na. and canada dumped all the 6mt except the Si.Well this is disheartening...
I'm grateful to Honda for sticking with the 6 speed.
Holy crap, good on Datsun for putting a manual in the Maxima. A friend of mine had an Xterra which was a manual. Blew me away when I saw that.All my cars in over 40 years of driving have been manuals except for my first (Chevy V8 auto) and my current '16 Civic. I had a Nissan Maxima with a manual -- a very rare bird.
I don't want another manual. After driving the Civic CVT the last two years I've concluded I'm done with manuals.
It's just so easy to drive the CVT. I occasionally miss the high rpm thrill of a manual but not enough to go back.
I get my manual thrills on my motorcycle. My motorcycle's performance envelope is so much higher than any car I've owned -- there's no comparison.
I'll get my thrills on the bike and be happy and content with the CVT.
I agree. Every time I drive my Si, I feel like we grow a little closer. I continue to improve my rev matching on downshifts and quick launches without spinning the tires. I'm learning how it likes to scurry out of turns and what gear to be in at my current speed for maximum power delivery. All of this is lost on an automatic.For me, it's not as much about going a split second faster as the experience of driving.
For that, there's no replacement for a manual transmission.
My uncle had a Ford Aerostar minivan with a manual back in the day. I couldn't believe it! lolHoly crap, good on Datsun for putting a manual in the Maxima. A friend of mine had an Xterra which was a manual. Blew me away when I saw that.
Sadly manuals will eventually disappear, hopefully not in my lifetime. CVT, and even modern AT just have better accelleration/efficiency and more reliable operation (more often as time passes).