[s-cars] Mmmm, shifty business...

Eric Phillips gcmschemist at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 20:48:46 EDT 2007

I guess I'm with Taka on this.

I've driven a lot of cars - big, small, auto, manual, and I just don't
like manual anything.

Lawnmowers, grain trucks with no synchros - I like manuals.

It could be that the S8 would be so great that I'd drool all over
myself and never notice.  But I doubt it.  I've driven Tip-trannied
Porsche, and hated it.  The 996 is great, but the tranny ruined it for
me.  I had more fun driving my crappy Scirocco.

There's something about being able to control the transmission of a
car *at all points*, with no wonders at any time if the car's brain is
gonna select the gear that's in *my* brain.

It's part of the fun of driving a good car, IMO.  To be crude, I'd
liken driving the S8 to having sex using a condom.  Yeah, it's good,
but it could be *better*.

Sorry to everyone else for having to take it down to a level where
Paulie K. would understand it.  [runs and hides]

Eric "shifty fella, and likes it that way"

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