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Old 03-15-2014, 01:25 PM   #41
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Two words- TORQUE CONVERTER.
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Two words- TORQUE CONVERTER.
Those are two words that, when used in that order, can make me vomit.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:48 PM   #43
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I have lots of items on my wish list, but most can be addressed aftermarket (wheel options, power, audio, etc). The only one I really would like is more: trunk space, rear leg room, and gas tank.
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Those are two words that, when used in that order, can make me vomit.
I get it, manuals are "better". Less drivetrain loss, more engaging, less maintenance ect ect. Thing is, not everyone wants to drive a stick on a daily basis. This is my DD not a weekend car, If I had the money for a second car then absolutely it would be stick. For a car that is basically a fun to drive appliance I want something that just goes when I tell it to. It also depends on where you live, some places in the US are simply easier to live with a stick than others.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #45
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If I could change one thing it would be that I would have bought a Civic to begin with!... lol ;)

I drive a stick daily along with many other people.... lots of stop n go driving with hills. Only women and children choose autotragic transmissions.







Yes I am just trolling..... don't get you're panties in a knot. i know how you guys can be a bit uptight about your beloved Fucus sometimes. so please don't take this too seriously. it is only an internet forum!
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:48 PM   #46
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A 6th gear for the interstate commutes would be nice, but how about an easy way to get a second set of speaker wires into the door?

Ya makin runnin active hard to do. I have to wait until warranty is up to really mess around with my sound.

I wish it didn't have all-in-one headlight connectors so we can add a HID kit easy.
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HID headlights, and about 20-30 more wheel HP and torque and it would be perfect. Maybe slightly better speaker on the 6 speaker system.
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I get it, manuals are "better". Less drivetrain loss, more engaging, less maintenance ect ect. Thing is, not everyone wants to drive a stick on a daily basis. This is my DD not a weekend car, If I had the money for a second car then absolutely it would be stick. For a car that is basically a fun to drive appliance I want something that just goes when I tell it to. It also depends on where you live, some places in the US are simply easier to live with a stick than others.
Are you implying the rest of the manual owners here do not DD their cars?
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:23 PM   #49
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I dont think that is what he is implying. I kind of agree with xwhite3devilx to be honest. This is only the 4th car of i have ever owned in my life but it is the first automatic i have owned and i got to say i actually kind of like it. I will say for going fast i prefer a stick but when i'm just cruising from point A to point B on my daily drive having a auto is actually kind of nice. especialy sitting in traffic. I will never try and say auto's are better performance wise but i agree that they are better for DD. I didnt buy a Focus to go fast, my previous car was a mini cooper S and i gave that up to get the Focus. I just wanted a smooth comfortable ride and the focus gave me that.
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This is the first manual I have owned, unfortunately. The first car I had access to was my dad's Ford Explorer Sport Trac, which was a manual. I loved driving it even if it was just a truck, because of the MT. I have owned two cars myself, a Cherokee and a 97 Acura 3.2TL which were both slushboxes. I hated driving them. I ride motorcycles, so I'm no stranger to manuals both in and out of traffic. I will never buy a car with an automatic again.

Like you I bought the Focus because it's a nice econobox, but having an autotragic makes driving insufferable for me, no matter what style of driving it is.
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