The Mazda RX-8 has the best manual transmission of any car under $50K.

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  1. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    Discuss. :noes:
     
  2. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    We needed a 5 page car thread for today.
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    have you driven an S2k?
     
  4. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    RX-8: Direct linkage, a light clutch that is easy to modulate, and it takes abuse like no other.
     
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    i really liked the 03 cobra shifter. :eek4:
     
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    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    the 240sx has the best standard of any car under 50k
     
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    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    T-56 is a decent tranny, what about the 6 speed in the STI, ive heard good things as well.
     
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    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    the kia sportage has the shortest shifter with a triple plate platinum plated clutch.
     
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    beanolo It does a body good!!!1

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    anjego Invading your economy!

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    reverse hooooooooo

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    s2k /thread
     
  12. Balzz

    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    Well, it's easy to build a tranny to hold torque measured in in.lbs. :fawk:
     
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    reverse hooooooooo

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  14. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Too bad the car gets horrible gas mileage and eats oil.

    I used to like my rotary engines, but fuck that noise... gas costs too much anymore.
     
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    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    BTW, Mazda club AutoX tomorrow. You coming?
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    Drive a BMW and you will realize how truly uniformed you are about how good a manual transmission should really feel.
     
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    took the words outta my mouf :eek3:
     
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    agree with first post
     
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    you gotta be kidding me.
    i used to drive one :o
     
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    Chicane Ad Hoc OT Supporter

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    you can't be serious.

    The T-56 is a brute and the best choice for very high horsepower. It is a fantastic transmission, but the shift action is some of the worst ever experienced.

    It's like dragging a tree limb through gravel.

    Personally, I would say that the Rx8 is probably one of the best feeling. The S2k and Miata are about the same though.
    350z is pretty good too.
     
  23. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    I haven't, but I have driven NUMEROUS other cars (the dealerships around here are starting to catch on :o) and nothing has been close to the 8.

     
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  25. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    I've got to the point that I just say :gives: and enjoy the car. Every car has it's quirks. :dunno:
     

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