[s-cars] '03 //S8 and '02 //S6

Mark Pollan mark.pollan at verizonbusiness.com
Fri Oct 5 08:47:31 PDT 2007

Difficult no Taka but certainly a PITA as far as I am concerned.  Rush hours
in the DC area (Beltway and surrounding main arteries) will regularly result
in traveling 10 miles in one hour.  My bro and Mother live in the burbs of
Philly.  The traffic there is a far cry from DC.  My m'cycle does not see
the light of day during rush hours.  Is it difficult to ride my bike in
traffic?  Nope!  Is it a PITA?  You betcha.  Would I rather drive a 5 or 6
spd manual to work?  You betcha, but not under these "driving" conditions.

My $0.02 adjusted for DC traffic.


-----Original Message-----
From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Taka Mizutani
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 11:24 AM
To: Joe Pizzimenti
Cc: Wayne Dohnal; s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] '03 //S8 and '02 //S6

Tiptronic sucks. S8s deserve a 6-speed manual. All those people whining
about how difficult it is to drive a manual transmission car in heavy
traffic need to have a reality check. Try driving a 6-speed manual
heavy-duty diesel truck with a worn clutch and a HEAVY clutch pedal, crappy
linkage and a 50lb. flywheel, that is warranted. Otherwise......

As far as I can tell, MBZ sets the standard, currently, for how an automatic
should function. However, I have not driven the current LS 460 with 8-speed.


On 10/5/07, Joe Pizzimenti <joe.pizzimenti at gmail.com> wrote:
> Shifting is over-rated.  Might be worth it in an old beat up serged
> Triumph,
> but in an S8, the auto makes sense.
> Joe, what the hell am i saying, i know this is going to cause a shitstorm,
> Pizzo
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