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RE: V8 Stuff (Manual vs. Automatic transmission)

>Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 20:18:22 -0500
>From: glen powell <gpowell@acacianet.com>
>Subject: RE: V8 Stuff (Manual vs. Automatic transmission) (longish)
>One of the best advantages of the 5KTQs (besides q) is that it is a big,
>comfortable, top-line luxury automobile with a standard transmission!
>The would be almost intolerable without a standard trans. This one
>feature alone prevents the 5KTQ from being an old man's car.
>What other top-end flagship luxury automobile is available with a standard?
>I cannot think of even one. ('cept Audi V8 and not anymore Monty)
>- -glen

Seems some unjustified age-stereotyping is in evidence here. How do you
come to the conclusion that a 5KTQ with 5 spd is less appealing to "an old
man" than to someone younger? In fact, I'd sure not be surprised if a
larger proportion of _younger_ (as opposed to "older") drivers are without
a clue concerning how to use a manual transmission. Seems you've forgotten
which generation it was that grew up with mostly all stick shift cars. Not
the Gen-Xers.


Phil Rose		Rochester, NY
'89 100			pjrose@servtech.com