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Old 05-14-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It is fun .... and how else am I going to extract any power out of a 90 hp diesel ? I need to stir the gears.

At least it has torque and averages 48 mpg and gets over 800 miles per tank.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul
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It is fun .... and how else am I going to extract any power out of a 90 hp diesel ? I need to stir the gears.

At least it has torque and averages 48 mpg and gets over 800 miles per tank.
Come on -- you know there are a number of good ways to get more power from a 90 hp diesel. And still get great fuel economy.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Come on -- you know there are a number of good ways to get more power from a 90 hp diesel. And still get great fuel economy.
Indeed....I added some DLC520 injectors but that is it....added a little more power but I haven't put it on a dyno so as far as I am concerned....90hp
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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It's fun.

I'm not anti-automatic, as I realize today's automatic's offer more performance, quicker shifts and better gear ratios than most (if not all) manual trans these days...

But something about pushing that clutch in and ripping through the gears on a quick, manual trans car just seems like a blast. Maybe it's because I do 99% of my driving in an automatic, but when I get behind the wheel of my one manual trans car, it's quite enjoyable.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:56 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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It's fun.
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But something about pushing that clutch ... but when I get behind the wheel of my one manual trans car, it's quite enjoyable.
Clutch? Though I run through the gears many times / day.. I typically use the clutch about 2x / day, (1x = Starting from home, then...a stoplight if I time it poorly) (unless I hit bad traffic in town.)

I was scolded by a salesman when I tried out a new manual Passat (pre-dieselgate) and didn't use the clutch, but DBW also worked fine 'clutchless'.

I have several vehicles over 300k miles on original clutch.

If tranny needs to come off for some reason, I might put in a new clutch disc. ~$12.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It is fun .... and how else am I going to extract any power out of a 90 hp diesel ? I need to stir the gears.

At least it has torque and averages 48 mpg and gets over 800 miles per tank.
What vehicle? I wished my Jeep Wrangler had a Turbo Diesel when I lived in Denver. I spent a lot of times off road in the mountains, and as you know the higher you go the less HP you get.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Women who still like masculine men are impressed by guys who can drive a manual (so says my wife). Of course oung women do not seem to like masculine men anymore, so automatics are fine.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Women who still like masculine men are impressed by guys who can drive a manual (so says my wife). Of course oung women do not seem to like masculine men anymore, so automatics are fine.
I would say men are much more impressed with a women who can drive a manual transmission car competently.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What vehicle? I wished my Jeep Wrangler had a Turbo Diesel when I lived in Denver. I spent a lot of times off road in the mountains, and as you know the higher you go the less HP you get.
2003 VW Jetta wagon....I think there have been a few swaps of the that engine into a Wrangler.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Women who still like masculine men are impressed by guys who can drive a manual (so says my wife). Of course oung women do not seem to like masculine men anymore, so automatics are fine.
Well, not always. I dated a woman for a while who kind of made fun of me for driving a manual transmission. At times she'd refer to it as nostalgic, but mostly "old fashioned". She had to take a Xanax to fly in my airplane.
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