Ok folks, the age old debate must commence once again...
I'm having a rather interesting arguement with my old man here and I need some back-up! Here's my 2cw:
XR-6 - Manual
XR-6T - Auto
XR-8 - Manual / Auto - I'd have either here.
XR-6 - for the fun of chucking it around.
XR-6T - can be interesting to change up effectively under hard accelaration and turbo is really going.
XR-8 - prefer manual here - can rev it nicely, the feeling of putting the power down and heel-toeing on the Ocean Road, but a sequential adaptive shift auto could be just as fun on the corners and far less taxing around town.
I would say all of them in manual also, depending on how enthusiastically you are going to drive the car. A manual gives you more controll of the car in cornering and ability to keep the revs wear you want them which would be good in the turbo, also less power loss through the drivetrain. Either way they will still be fun
It seems that over the years the autos have become better and sales of manuals have dropped to a point where there are not many made now. A dealer told me a while ago that their sales of manuals across the range was was less than 5%.
Originally posted by 2002 s3 xr8 It seems that over the years the autos have become better and sales of manuals have dropped to a point where there are not many made now. A dealer told me a while ago that their sales of manuals across the range was was less than 5%.
Mate, I work in pre-delivery for a dealerhsip, and I can tell you now if you take out the few XR and ute's that are sold in Manual you would have a virtually Automatic range. I would say about 25% of ute sales are manual, and probably about 15% of XR's are manual. In my 7 months working there, I have only seen about 2 manual Fortes, and both these were SR's.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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