Shadoh6,Originally posted by shadoh6:
Ack, I hate the e-shift. I just don't understand why Lexus would market a "sporty" car without a manual! Lazy automatic people can buy basically anything else, but even Civics and Accords have manual transmissions! (for price reasons, but still!) Manual doesn't seem like a chore to me as it does to other people, and if it does, then buy something else!
From what I have read, certifying an engine with a new transmission for OBD-II can take quite some time. I am sure what happened was that the decision to offer the manual was made too late to get all of the proper emissions / OBD-II certifications.Originally posted by fishtail:
besides, the arg. suggesting that lexus had to develop a 'new' manual tranny doesn't fly, its parent(Toyota) has been offering manual trannies in both engine models of the Altezza for a couple of years...