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Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-28-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
You win and I should know better. You guys are...

You win and I should know better. You guys are just a tribal group that have tribal beliefs that support your choices notwithstanding logic and objectivity and open minded considerations. So I'll...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 08-27-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By rvoll
I'd be happy if you could just startup with no...

I'd be happy if you could just startup with no audio... And I haven't found a way to modify the startup screen either....
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
So, I like to shift fast, aggressively downshift,...

So, I like to shift fast, aggressively downshift, occasionally pop the clutch when I just want to have some fun. You don't? Do you ALWAYS drive like a little old lady from Pasadena? And yes, when...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-27-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
I don't watch ricer movies like you.... And I...

I don't watch ricer movies like you.... And I guess you don't drive aggressively at any time. I can certainly drive as smooth or smoother than an auto with a manual, but when I'm racing through...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-25-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
That's why I specifically put the PP in my...

That's why I specifically put the PP in my comments. However, the final drive ratio and engines are different in the two cars. Ride quality includes "jerkiness" while shifting. Smoother shifts...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-25-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
There is no one definition of a "sports car". ...

There is no one definition of a "sports car". They all have firm rides, but some are much firmer than others. Take a blindfolded ride in a lowered BRZ with coilovers and then a new 2018 auto at...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-24-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
You may be right as neither of us knows this guy....

You may be right as neither of us knows this guy. However, I was surprised at how comfortable and quiet this car was -- much more sophisticated than the TR-6. My last sports car was a Porsche 928...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-24-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
These mats are rigid and form fitted. They are...

These mats are rigid and form fitted. They are much stiffer and lighter than Weathertech and they just don't move and won't bunch up. It has worked for me. I have had mats, including Weathertech,...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-24-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
I don't remember where I got them, but I assumed...

I don't remember where I got them, but I assumed the floor pattern is the same because Speedfactory sells the same ones for all years. The Amazon price is about as good as you can get.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-24-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,234
Posted By rvoll
It seems as if most of you are into modding this...

It seems as if most of you are into modding this car and swear by only manual transmissions. You put on stiffer springs and those wide wheels and tires you don't really need plus to make the car...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 08-16-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,141
Posted By rvoll
How did your road trip turn out? Did you both...

How did your road trip turn out? Did you both survive? We'll do it in an SUV because he loves them so much....
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 08-15-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,739
Posted By rvoll
I use Android Auto in several cars and aside from...

I use Android Auto in several cars and aside from a cable issue in my 18 BRZ, most of the problems were in the phone app, not the car system. Phone updates have solved most of the car issues. ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-03-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Coming to conclusions without facts.... Lack of...

Coming to conclusions without facts.... Lack of objectivity is a known commodity among tribal fanboys like you and Tcoat. I haven't seen any evidence of your ability to drive. I've come to the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-02-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Didn't say they were "the worst", only they are...

Didn't say they were "the worst", only they are far from the best and many are better. There are OBJECTIVE reasons why this is absolutely true, i.e., shifting often, noise, safety, visibility of...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-02-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
I've actually worked with a large auto company on...

I've actually worked with a large auto company on the strategic/ROI level, so I probably know more about how it works than you. The fallacy in your thought process is that the "chump change"...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-02-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
All cars, except the very cheap ones or ones that...

All cars, except the very cheap ones or ones that are used for business, are status symbols -- even our cars.... If 86's were not status symbols, why get wings, lower the car, big wheels/tires,...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-02-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Try actually driving a Honda Fit and an HVR and...

Try actually driving a Honda Fit and an HVR and you'll understand why. Owning a sports car, you should understand the differences in how a car drives. Different people have different priorities. I...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-02-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
I like to listen to great music. On longer...

I like to listen to great music. On longer trips, and even many shorter ones, I sometimes want a very quiet car with a great 12+ speaker system. You can't get that in an 86. Many people drive an...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Pure bull.... Many SUV's drive just fine --...

Pure bull.... Many SUV's drive just fine -- especially around town and on trips. Some SUV's, like the Macan, almost drive as well as a sports car. Each car has it's purpose. I've never seen any...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-31-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
.... and are you trying to feel better about...

.... and are you trying to feel better about liking outdated technology????

Tit for tat aside, I do enjoy driving the manual a lot. I really dislike it in traffic, but prefer it on the open road...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-31-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/laautoshow/l...

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/laautoshow/la-fi-hy-disappearing-stick-shift-20161115-story.html

"Subaru said stick shift percentages can go as high as 50% on a BRZ, WRX and STI performance...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-31-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
I don't know the actual numbers, but I don't...

I don't know the actual numbers, but I don't believe it is as trivial as you make it seem. In addition to the cost of the parts themselves which are not that great, you have parts inventory, dealer...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-31-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
There are an awful lot of BRZ buyers who opt for...

There are an awful lot of BRZ buyers who opt for automatics. In fact, Subaru has stated that manuals for the BRZ were no more than 50% of sales in 2016. (My guess is that as volume declines, that...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-31-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
So, Toyota is a public company with a fiduciary...

So, Toyota is a public company with a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders and they are not concerned with costs? They are concerned with costs even with the creation of concept vehicles...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-30-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Dude, nothing is confirmed until the car is...

Dude, nothing is confirmed until the car is actually introduced..... All information at this juncture are from "rags". But everything we've seen thus far says there won't be a manual in the Supra. ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-30-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
I'm sure all of you have read this..... ...

I'm sure all of you have read this.....

https://jalopnik.com/the-2019-toyota-supra-will-get-a-dual-clutch-transmissi-1824270916

If the designer of the Supra thinks this way, and he is also...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-30-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Totally agree with your statement. However, most...

Totally agree with your statement. However, most experts say that the reason manual's sell that high in Europe is because of the price of "petrol". Low cost economy cars don't have the advanced...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-30-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Advertising and promotion are small parts of...

Advertising and promotion are small parts of marketing. Most of marketing is determining what products/features/benefits are needed to sell the most units at the greatest profit. They are involved...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-30-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
That's what I said.... Marketing is about...

That's what I said.... Marketing is about offering a product that sells more units...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-30-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,603
Posted By rvoll
Well, fun for me at the track was lowering lap...

Well, fun for me at the track was lowering lap times. All sorts of mods, suspension, tires, and yes, transmissions, were all part of the fun.

The reason Porsche offers manuals at all is because...
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