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Is the manuel transmision going to have more horse power than the auto?

Is it going to get a better mpg than the standard?

Do you think it's going to be a little quicker?

I was going to get an IS300 when I took a look at it with Don Corleone, but I really didn't bug my parents too much about it so I'll just have to wait till a better IS comes out. Right now my transportation is a Mazda 626 v6 LX. If I get the IS I'll probably end up throwing HYPER DRIVE stickers on in (i'm in a racing crew w/ Don Corleone) and race the hell out of it.

Hopefully someone can answer my question
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1> Manual trans will probably have same power as the auto, but I suppose it _might_ have more.
2> Better MPG? Yes, almost certainly.
3> Quicker? Yes, almost certainly. Perhaps 0-60 in around 6.8

The term "standard" is generally used to refer to a manual trans car. You probably should have said
"Is the standard (manual) trans going to get better mpg than the AUTO?"
 

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With all the plusses:

1> Likely better mileage
2> Likely better performane
3> Possible less cost

Why would anyone not want the manual???
1> Some people don't know how to "drive stick"
2> Autos are easier to drive... Particularly for stop and go commute driving, and driving on steep hills.
 

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Hey teg, do u think they'll put in the clutchless manual transmission? i believe its called SAG for bmw?

SO TRUE ABOUT STEEP HILLS! THIS IS THE ONLY THING I HATE ABOUT DRIVIN STICK!

[This message has been edited by iNtAkE808 (edited October 02, 2000).]
 

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'Do you think it's going to be a little quicker?'

Depends on how good of a driver you are with a manual.....If you're a slow shifter, then you're probably better off with a manual.......(for acceleration that is)
 

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I seriously doubt that the IS300 will get a "clutchless" manual...

*BUT* The Toyota MR2 Spyder will!!! Probably with the next model year.

(Technically it still has a clutch, but it is computer controlled)
 

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A clutchless manual, sequential transmission, or semi-automatic transmission as they called it in Formula One, is basically a computer controlled manual transmission. The common way of making a semi-automatic is to have an actuator controlling the clutch based on the rpm, speed of vehicle, and your pedal action. Then you have a shifting lever in the car, either in the center console where stick shift lever is usually at, or the paddle setup like the 360 Modena. For center console shifter, you usually pull backward to upshift and push forward to downshift. It is still a pretty new technology and most of review I've heard is that they do shift quicker than any human can ever shift (it's a computer, duh), but they are not as smooth as automatic or stick shift can be, especially when you try to shift at low rpm. It is good for weekend driving or racing, but I don't think it will suit daily driving as well as regular transmission.
 

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The only car in the USA right now with a "sequential manual" (no clutch pedal) is the Ferrari F360 F1.

It is expected that the Toyota MR2-Spyder will offer one next year - which is pretty amazing considering you are comparing a $26K car to a car costing at least $100K more!
 

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On 2002-05-28 18:25, xjayx300 wrote:
Where the heck have you been?
The 2002 MT came out at the end of last summer.

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:lol: :lol: talk about bringing an old thread back to life...2 years old
 

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On 2002-05-28 18:25, xjayx300 wrote:
Where the heck have you been?
The 2002 MT came out at the end of last summer.

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Question is, where have YOU been xjayx300?

This is like the 2nd or 3rd post you've replied to that hasn't been replied to in years! How did you stumble upon them and not realized this??
 

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On 2002-05-28 18:40, Peter_Klim wrote:
Question is, where have YOU been xjayx300?

This is like the 2nd or 3rd post you've replied to that hasn't been replied to in years! How did you stumble upon them and not realized this??
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I beg to differ.
These guys must have been hiding under rocks or somethin'
 
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