Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 00:00:46 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Viggen shift idiocy

Bob wrote: > On Fri, 08 Feb 2002 18:37:15 -0500, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > >drove an Accord with a manual. The manual in the Accord did not feel quite > >right, it did not feel as smooth. Toyota has a smoother shifter, from my test drive > >of a Camry. > > Hmm... maybe I should have posted "Acura", because that's what I > test drove. The Integra shifter was smooth, precise and very short > in the throw. I've also driven Nissan's upper end standards, very > nice. The last Toyota manual I drove was an '86 Celica, it was > hardly anything to get excited about. But, it's been a few years. I have driven two other manuals that I would rate very highly were the Audi Quattro and the Toyota MR2. The Audi manual felt like it had ball bearings at the gates. The MR2 was almost as smooth, but the smooth high revving engine was fun to drive on those back country roads. You should try the manuals in the Camry, if you can find one - these are good. I may have to try the Accura with a manual soon. > > > >The Classic 900 can be alittle difficult to put in 1st, especially if > >you coasted to the the stop in neutral. > > The NG is fine there, but the throws are long, it's a little vague, > and 5th is occasionally hard to find. > > >Reverse is not a problem if you put it in > >3rd before you put in reverse. > > Always good advise with *any* manual tranny. It's even in the owner's > manual. > > Bob

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