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Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
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reply to Black Box

Re: Gasoline Prices Below 99 Cents/Litre By Christmas

said by Black Box:

Well, I drive a manual (and the model has a notoriously hard clutch) in Toronto traffic everyday. In fact, I never owned an automatic.

Once you've done it for a while you don't even think about it. Maybe you plan your speed so by the time you get too close to the car in front it moves.

I totally agree. I drive a Cooper S that has a hard clutch. I drive it in traffic daily with no issue. I think Jeffer is getting old.


vue666
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Halifax, NS
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Try driving a manual in the Halifax area of HRM. Downtown Halifax is on the side of a hill. It's like a mini San Fransisco... Pulling away on hills in bumper to bumper traffic is a skill...

The clutch on my 60 Vette is really hard. Yes there are times when I wish the tranny was an automatic like a 700R4 but I still prefer a manual. I actually know a few guys who replaced their manual trannys with TH350s, 700R4s, etc and they claim it really ruined their driving experience and enjoyment of their muscle car...

AND the maintenance to a manual tranny would not be as costly as a dsg...

When I purchased my Vette in 1983 the previous owner used the car as a drag racer...That is a legal drag race car on a 1/4 mile strip. The tranny in my Vette is a Muncie M21 and not the M22 - 'rock crusher'. It also has a scattershield and not a stock bell housing...

At the time of purchase the 2nd gear synchro needed replacing. After purchasing a replacement synchro, my kid brother & I had the tranny out of the car, replaced the tranny, clutch and pressure plate in a single afternoon. I can't imagine doing repairs of a dsg tranny in my backyard on a summer's afternoon...


vue666
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reply to Mike2009
said by Mike2009:

said by Black Box:

Well, I drive a manual (and the model has a notoriously hard clutch) in Toronto traffic everyday. In fact, I never owned an automatic.

Once you've done it for a while you don't even think about it. Maybe you plan your speed so by the time you get too close to the car in front it moves.

I totally agree. I drive a Cooper S that has a hard clutch. I drive it in traffic daily with no issue. I think Jeffer is getting old.

Is that a classic Mini Cooper S or a newer BMW model? Either way nice car!!!!

peterboro
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Peterborough, ON
reply to Mike2009
said by Mike2009:

I totally agree. I drive a Cooper S that has a hard clutch. I drive it in traffic daily with no issue. I think Jeffer is getting old.

No he just lost his "coolness" or mojo. The burbs will do that by sucking the life out of you.


vue666
Small block Chevies rule
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I'm betting Hoss traded in his Harley for a moped...

peterboro
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Peterborough, ON
I believe he had a Japanese bike of moderate CCs so a moped was not much of a step down.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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Hah!


dirtyjeffer
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reply to peterboro
said by peterboro:

I believe he had a Japanese bike of moderate CCs so a moped was not much of a step down.



some of my bikes looked like this:









if i was going to buy a bike again, i would be very tempted by this one (Triumph Street Triple):


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Mike2009

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Ottawa, ON
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reply to vue666
said by vue666:

said by Mike2009:

said by Black Box:

Well, I drive a manual (and the model has a notoriously hard clutch) in Toronto traffic everyday. In fact, I never owned an automatic.

Once you've done it for a while you don't even think about it. Maybe you plan your speed so by the time you get too close to the car in front it moves.

I totally agree. I drive a Cooper S that has a hard clutch. I drive it in traffic daily with no issue. I think Jeffer is getting old.

Is that a classic Mini Cooper S or a newer BMW model? Either way nice car!!!!

Thanks. It's a 2007 Cooper S. Lots of fun to drive.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
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reply to peterboro
said by peterboro:

said by Mike2009:

I totally agree. I drive a Cooper S that has a hard clutch. I drive it in traffic daily with no issue. I think Jeffer is getting old.

No he just lost his "coolness" or mojo. The burbs will do that by sucking the life out of you.

Be nice, I live in the burbs too.


vue666
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reply to dirtyjeffer
said by dirtyjeffer:

said by peterboro:

I believe he had a Japanese bike of moderate CCs so a moped was not much of a step down.



some of my bikes looked like this:
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if i was going to buy a bike again, i would be very tempted by this one (Triumph Street Triple):
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Gee Hoss you always came across as someone who was more comfortable with a hammer then a calculator...