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Old 02-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Porsche admits manual gearbox could die

Drive - Porsche Could Discontinue Manual Gearbox

-May all the roads you travel in life be Speed Trap free.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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We'll probably see quite a few changes in order to meet the new EU and USA standards for fuel efficiency and emissions.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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No manual transmissions on the 981/991 or future models? Just makes the 986/996/987/997 series all the more valuable in my eyes.
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:?')**""', what's next? Front wheel drive?
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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I have the PDK and love the SAG system (stomp and go), but even I think they need to keep making manuals.

Whole damn car is getting a little too easy to drive. Our first Porsche had an air (not so) cooled engine, pathetic A/C that only worked for those north of the Mason Dixon, and a back end that kept trying to switch places with the front. I only drove it a couple of times, because the clutch was so tough press you had to be a lumberjack to do it. But it was about driving.

Now it seems to be about being a passenger, even in the driver's seat.

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