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Well the first time i brought this car home it was a 2 day loner from the dealership, velocity red, stick shift.
A month or so later i purchased a black, 2 tone red interior'd, auto.
However each day i have regrets (except when i'm flyin down the road with a burger in one hand and shifting with the paddles :p) but i really wonder how it would have been with the manual.
I've been wondering enough. I want to see some figures here.
If i wanted to "exchange" this car which now as a ms spoiler, clear corners, painted calibers for a stick black gt packaged car, how much extra $$ would i be looking at? is there a way to .. say switch out the engines? i'm not a very car techy person but i really want to consider the options i have.
Switching engines and trannies, not to mention all the other parts, would be absurdly expensive. Trading in your car would be easy but you'd get raped by the dealer.
Better to sell your car privately and buy the one you want at the best price you can. You'd have to pay sales tax and registration all over again. I might suggest finding a used, low-mileage 8 with a stick.
Even better is to find someone to swap with you. There was one guy who injured his hand, looking to sell his 8 in the classifieds. Post an ad asking to swap someone.
You know you want it.
'04 Velocity Red Sport: "There's nothing to fear."
I have no trouble eating a burger and driving my 6 speed. Burger in left hand held by two fingers and thumb, steering wheel held by palm of hand and two remaining fingers. Right hand quickly shifts within a couple of seconds. Don't keep driving that way, the burger hand just holds the wheel steady for a second or two.
Wouldn't want to risk damaging the shiny new car!
Motorsports Graphics and Road Course Decals
"Understeer is hitting the wall with the front of the car, Oversteer is hitting the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you push wall."
During the purchase, there was no physical disability, however 2 human tag alongs that made my decision for me, called mom and dad :p.
Leaving for college in august, i may not be driving this car, so it will stay home, thus they want to drive it, however my father seems to be able to drive well. However they both know after i purchased it 6 months ago i still talk about manual so its time to see if its possible :D
And its not the fact that i want to eat in the car, its just the fact that i'm a man on the go! no time to eat then drive, combine the 2 and get it over with.
Any other viable options? If it went to the dealer do you think its possible to get near value? it has almost 3000 miles, and about 1200 worth of addons.
Ive already been in your shoesbut for different reasons. If you wantthe same exact GT package but inmanual Im afraid its goingto cost you more than $4000. Probably a little over $6000. Unless ofcrouseyou swap for a car w/a lower package model. Definitely notworth it to me. Thenagain Im not as unhappy w/the automatic as you seemto be. Ive driven both and the extra performance from the manual aint worth 4 grand more in my eyes. Test driveone if you havent already and seefor yourself. Its actually quieter thanthe automatic also notthat that means anything.
Ifyou can somehow pullsome strings and get the exactsame GT package in stick for under 4 grandthen go for it. Otherwise Id saykeep the automatic and saveyour money for F/I.