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Old 07-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #11
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If you're willing to come down to the Cincinnati, OH area there is a small pocket of FFers driving manuals around.
Brand new 2012s to auto-x prepared ZX3 - we'd be avaliable to promote the stick!

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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I prefer manuals.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #13
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I'd be down for a phone interview! None of my vehicles are auto tranny. And if you want a glaring contrast, look at the motorcycle community. I only know of one motorcycle that even has an option for an auto tranny, which is a joke to anyone who rides seriously. :P
I'm wondering if I could use a Skype video interview for the project, but it probably wouldn't be high enough quality for broadcast. I'll ask though.

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I'm in DownEast Maine, and I would be happy to chat/meet with you to discuss. I have owned at least one motor vehicle since 1966, all of which had manual transmissions. I have driven cars and trucks with automatics (mostly rental and loaner vehicles) but have not yet driven a DSG. I have chosen manual transmission vehicles because of the improved vehicle control, (especially in winter) economy, and involvement in the driving process. All five of my children/step children grew up with, and learned to drive manuals, all but one still own at least one manual, one has three!
Whether or not I can help you, good luck with your project. I applaud your determination to continue your education. Never stop learning!
DownEast is pretty far, but I have plans to visit the Portland area in September... :)

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I may be able to help you out, I'll be in Lancaster, PA mid august visiting a friend for a wedding.
Cool, Lancaster isn't too far from York.

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Just for reference, I believe "Save the Manuals" is trademarked by Car & Driver. Might be something to look into as they have a website, blog, and merchandise set up for it and everything.
That is true. It's not the title of the piece; rather it's just something that we'd all recognize. We don't usually name segments until the final stages, when everything else comes together.

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If you're willing to come down to the Cincinnati, OH area there is a small pocket of FFers driving manuals around.
Brand new 2012s to auto-x prepared ZX3 - we'd be avaliable to promote the stick!
Cinci is damn far...but if there were enough people committed and an event or something going on, I could justify it...
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #14
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I said it once and I'll say it again...

You can have my manual when you pry it from my cold,dead hands!!!

(even then,I'll have a death grip on it)
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:50 PM   #15
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I can do skype, I have a 720p webcam for my desktop PC but I'll have to check the resolution on my laptop. I also have a Samsung Galazy SIII that has a 720p front facing camera, so we can probably make skype work for that as well :)
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:55 PM   #16
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Next time, I check my phrasing better........

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:42 AM   #17
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Cinci is damn far...but if there were enough people committed and an event or something going on, I could justify it...
Yeah it's a haul - I didn't realize how far northeast you were. I'm sure you don't need to travel way down here to find manual enthusiasts.

We have plenty of Auto-x during the summer - but by no means is Cincinnati the closest place to you to get that.

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #18
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Wow, was your post timely. I'm in the hunt for a student's car for my son. Ideally a 2004 to 2007 Focus, hatch preferred but a sedan will work. 90k to 100k miles and between $5k and $6k. Lot's to choose from here in West Michigan...except...he would like a manual. From there it's down hill, almost nothing to choose from within a 150 or so mile radius. Most dealers here won't touch a manual trans car cause they have a hard time selling them. I'm thinking we'll have to zero in on one and do a road trip out of state.
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Next time, I check my phrasing better........

Hey you're smart. They're on the internet. Find 'em.......
sorry this is way off topic but i had too... it was really easy actually.

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hmmmmm cant find Rebecca though... she is 22 though...
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #20
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... Most dealers here won't touch a manual trans car cause they have a hard time selling them. I'm thinking we'll have to zero in on one and do a road trip out of state.
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Yup. I had to special order my 2012 from Ford just to get the manual. It's a damn shame really.


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