Originally posted by redwards
It should be a 6 speed because Holden have one. Who cares if you can not use 6 gear . Holden people bag out ford because they have a 5 speed.
Should it also be a 5.7 because Holden have one?
The gearbox in the Holden has been universally bagged by even the most biased of writers as next to useless. Why would you want to add something useless to a vehicle?
It costs more to buy the box in the first place. Even more so if you actually wanted to get a box that was useable with decent ratios. Again why incur the extra expense for no actual benefit?
It seems to me that the only issue here is bragging rights at the pub. If that's important then go an buy a 6 speed box - there are plenty of people around oiffering conversions. Me - well I'll take a well engineered and useable 5 speed any day thanks (if I actually wanted a manual in the first place).