I dont know if its just me but....
I don't know if its just me but i hate how all the new vehicles that come out have the boring paddle shift. Yes its more efficient and yes its easier. But who cars we don't want any old yuppie driving around a fast car. What happen to the good old 6 speed manual. I know its sexiest but all i can picture is some little 15 year old girl driving her daddy's GT-R or something to that affect and totaling it on a curb because she is a careless driver.
While I agree that the shifter is more fun than flappy paddles and requires more skill to drive, it doesn't mean that careless drivers aren't present behind the wheel of a car with 3 pedals and a stick shift. I favor the manual transmission, but accept the paddle shifters as another step in the evolution of automobiles. As long as they keep making cars with stick, (and as long as we have the internal combustion engine, they will) I'll be happy. And spoiled children wrecking nice cars that they can't even begin to appreciate is nothing new. That kind of thing will always haunt my dreams. On a side note, I commend Subaru for sticking with the manual transmission in the STi instead of going the route of Mitsubishi's Lancer. But still, I think Mitsubishi has it right...Offer your cars with flappy paddles OR the manual tranny. The more options we have as consumers, the happier we'll be.
Hey, if I was rich and lazy (which I'm not) I wouldn't want to use a clutch. My 15 year old daughter would have her own GT-R to kerb the rims on and I certainly wouldn't care what people like you thought of that. The only company that cares who buys their cars is Ferrari when THEY ASK YOU if you want to buy an Enzo. The rest just want the $$$ for as much as they can spit out the factory. Think about it, bud. If you got the cash, they got the cars.
Rolls Royce... 400,000 colours to choose from ;) Stick shift is the way to go, and I miss it so much... more cars should come with it... Automatic just gets.... boring...
i think racing licences should be required to drive a car over 300hp that would stop all the super car carnage i agree i love slaming around the shifter but the padle shift in the gtr does shift in millisecondsbut at what point does it become an automatic
i only agree in paddle shifters if they're attached to dual clutch transmissions... and even so i still want a stick for just driving day to day... i have a feeling that drive a paddle shift car will feel more like playing a video game than driving a car... and nothing can be done about stupidity... rich people will buy nice cars for their retarded teenagers whether you like it or not.