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Old 01-24-22, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
When I was eighteen, I got a job as a truck driver, driving a White Freightliner with two transmission, two sticks, and 16 speeds. I thought stick shifts were the way to go....until I drove in L.A. It's automatics for me, for my own cars, from then on.
When I got the Dodge, it was after a year or so complaining about traffic in one particular place in my town. It's a fairly steep hill, and there's a stop sign at the crest. Not normally a problem, unless there's stop-and-go traffic. I complained about it so much that Mrs. GJ said she'd hit me if I got a manual.
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Old 01-24-22, 04:27 PM
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No self-control.
I did that just last week. Wife was not feeling well and asked me to pick up sandwiches for lunch. I grabbed a couple of big chocolate chunk cookies. Amazing how good they are going down.
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Old 01-24-22, 04:30 PM
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Seems like a lot but you can't have a 911 and expect cheap maintenance. I worked for a guy who did mods and service on 911s and 930s. I was astonished at the prices of things back then and that was in the 70s.

I looked at an on-line estimator and it says clutch replacement for that car should be no more than $3900.
In 2011, I was looking at a 2009 911 with manual (997.2), and was told then that a clutch replacement by the dealer was about $5k. Ended up with a PDK car which was a wise decision for me.

You definitely pay a Porsche tax.
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No self-control.
The distribution of chips on that cookie is too even to be random. They were placed.

There used to be a lunch place nearby, part of a chain. They had cookies. Big cookies. Big, freshly baked cookies. Big, freshly baked cookies good for 450 Calories each.
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I learned how to drive on an automatic, because that's what Mom's car had. Dad's car didn't have that, but didn't have a manual either. It had Citromatic!

No clutch, but you had to shift yourself. That stalk sticking out the top of the steering column.


When you're accelerating, you lift off the gas when you want to change gears, just like a manual, and simultaneously move the lever to the gear you want - see shift pattern below. It also incorporates the starter - from Neutral, you push the lever to the left to actuate the starter.


I learned how to drive stick by borrowing my sister's Pinto.

Weird.

But then, French.
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I taught myself to drive stick in a second-hand TR6. One of my friends gave me some pointers.

Later, I had a Volkswagen Super Beetle with an AutoStick.
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Weird.

But then, French.
It made sense to them.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Same, but there is nowhere to put it at the moment.
I spent $500 on an issue during today's dip. Wonder how the rest of the week will go...
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Later, I had a Volkswagen Super Beetle with an AutoStick.
Never heard of it.
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Sorry. Couldn't resist.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Never heard of it.
I know.
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I know.
You know what I know?
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Neither is social media.
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My point stands.
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Sadly, I was never able to get mrs datlas to drive a stick (which means she cannot drive the Saturn), so if/when she gets a Miata it will be automatic for the people.
quality. Not a big fan but to each his own.
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In 2011, I was looking at a 2009 911 with manual (997.2), and was told then that a clutch replacement by the dealer was about $5k. Ended up with a PDK car which was a wise decision for me.

You definitely pay a Porsche tax.
I'll say. Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (I googled PDK)
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Psychosomatic?
We got home from a lengthy (for me and my cane) walk around town. The affected leg was ready for rest. We laid down in the bed and turned on the TV. And both of my feet became semi-numb. This is the sign that I need to sit down when out and about; I no longer feel the left foot. So I got up and sat down in a lightly padded chair. And everything has returned to normal.
Sort of. I haven't felt normal since we arrived at elevation, several days ago.
I guess getting high has adverse effects on your health.
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Better Sisyphus than Prometheus.
it's all Greek to me.
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My first and only wordle.

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My point stands.
That's debatable.
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It made sense to them.
I worked at a Jeep-Eagle dealer and we serviced Renault cars as part of the deal. We all made jokes about the cars but whenever a Fuego came in we would all gather around to marvel at the weirdness and mock the poor guy who got stuck working on it. The wiring diagrams were pure comedy genius.

Then there was the Renault 5, or Le Car. The first time I opened the hood and saw the engine was behind the transmission was a WTF moment.
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You know what I know?
I know you don't know about that.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I worked at a Jeep-Eagle dealer and we serviced Renault cars as part of the deal. We all made jokes about the cars but whenever a Fuego came in we would all gather around to marvel at the weirdness and mock the poor guy who got stuck working on it. The wiring diagrams were pure comedy genius.

Then there was the Renault 5, or Le Car. The first time I opened the hood and saw the engine was behind the transmission was a WTF moment.
Transaxle in front used to be popular with FWD, before everything became transverse engines. Cord did it that way. Citroen did it that way in the Traction Avant, and all their other cars for decades. It reduces the front weight bias a bit.
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I know you don't know about that.
I'm not old.
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Transaxle in front used to be popular with FWD, before everything became transverse engines. Cord did it that way. Citroen did it that way in the Traction Avant, and all their other cars for decades. It reduces the front weight bias a bit.
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