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Old 04-10-2014, 08:47 AM   #43
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AT 86 does not have the same problem so it'll probably suit OP the best if she is having trouble shifting in the MT, without the downfall of automatic transmissions of yesteryears.
Everyone hates on the AT. Buuut, with sport mode I actually highly enjoy it. 9/10 it will shift exactly where I WOULD shift in a mt. And I can still be lazy in gridlock traffic to and from work every day
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We weren't going straight. Yeah, the Challenger would kill it, but this car "felt" faster.
(Supra as far as Toyota's last sports car, at least in my mind)
I did a very short test drive of the frs and after shifting to 2nd I never even shifted to 3rd just turned around and very disappointingly turned around. The car didn't have any torque. Now I seem to be needing to give the car a second look. Now there are several upgrade options for folks that like to go both ways straight and around curves.
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I did a very short test drive of the frs and after shifting to 2nd I never even shifted to 3rd just turned around and very disappointingly turned around. The car didn't have any torque. Now I seem to be needing to give the car a second look. Now there are several upgrade options for folks that like to go both ways straight and around curves.
You were expecting some sort of power?
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Everyone hates on the AT. Buuut, with sport mode I actually highly enjoy it. 9/10 it will shift exactly where I WOULD shift in a mt. And I can still be lazy in gridlock traffic to and from work every day
Don't forget the paddle shifters. Full manual for the win.

This car is unusual to me in that not only is it a flat out blast to drive hard as delivered, there is also so much room for improvement. You can leave it as a fun car in stock form or (granted it costs a fortune to do it right) turn it into an enviable racer or stop somewhere in between.
@Jen don't let the idiots who have to challenge you bother you. They exist on every forum. They live life like someone wizzed in their cheerios every morning and they have to share their misery. As they say, it does love company.
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Not 0 to 60 miles, but say 0 to 45 miles, I think this car is considered fast yeah?
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Don't forget the paddle shifters. Full manual for the win.

This car is unusual to me in that not only is it a flat out blast to drive hard as delivered, there is also so much room for improvement. You can leave it as a fun car in stock form or (granted it costs a fortune to do it right) turn it into an enviable racer or stop somewhere in between.
@Jen don't let the idiots who have to challenge you bother you. They exist on every forum. They live life like someone wizzed in their cheerios every morning and they have to share their misery. As they say, it does love company.
The paddles make it really fun on the curves. But ONLY complaint, is they are mounted to the actual wheel. So if you enter a true tight turn, you can no longer use the paddle.

With all that said, my wife will be gettin my current '13 AT frs and I'll be buying a '15 6mt at the beginning of the year.
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I honestly cannot believe that this girl went out of her way to make an account so that she could post up her praise for OUR car and you all have the nerve to troll and be just downright rude? Bashing YOUR own car? I've never seen such a group of childish keyboard warriors than on this forum. WTF is wrong with people on this board?!
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Not 0 to 60 miles, but say 0 to 45 miles, I think this car is considered fast yeah?
If by "miles", you meant mph, not really. The car is not a dragster, although some owners are successfully converting them to that.
It simply doesn't have enough low end torque from the factory to launch from a standing start with real authority. Once the car is moving and you can keep the revs up, a good driver can keep it moving along at a nice speed. So, not 0 to 45, more like 15 to 60, or something like that.
To me it doesn't just "feel" faster than the cars the OP mentioned, it is, just not in a straight line. I've driven those types of cars and the simple day to day commute is much more fun when a flick of the wrist changes lanes with precision and the car flies around an on ramp. It is actually faster in some ways.
It's just that what it is designed to excel at is the kind of driving that includes very little starting from a line.
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The paddles make it really fun on the curves. But ONLY complaint, is they are mounted to the actual wheel. So if you enter a true tight turn, you can no longer use the paddle.

With all that said, my wife will be gettin my current '13 AT frs and I'll be buying a '15 6mt at the beginning of the year.
I prefer to keep both hands on the wheel, but in those conditions I just use the center console shifter. Hell, if the M/T guys can do it, so can we, right?
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I prefer to keep both hands on the wheel, but in those conditions I just use the center console shifter. Hell, if the M/T guys can do it, so can we, right?
Yep yep. That's why I do love the paddles 98% of the time. You can hit just about any "normal" corner, downshift then up shift, and never take your foot off the gas or both hands off the wheel. To me personally, it makes me feel more "planted" with the car.
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so the paddles cut out if you turn the wheel?
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so the paddles cut out if you turn the wheel?
They don't cut out...they turn WITH the wheel. So let's say your hands are at 10-3. The paddles could be at 11-6. Obviously these are not "true" positions. But you got the point.

They are mounted to the steering wheel, instead of the steering column(such as on vettes).
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I've never understood why people are disappointed when they drive a 2.0 liter NA and "discover" that it doesn't have much torque. How would it?

I also don't understand people who have experience with manual transmissions having a lot of trouble getting the twins moving without killing the engine... every clutch and engine is different, but you just feel for the release point and give it the gas! lol

But then again, I've never owned an automatic and have been driving for 25 years... and I grew up riding dirt bikes with clutches from age 5 - most of which were small bore 2 strokes.

If you want to see what having no low end torque feels like, ride an 85cc or 125cc 2 stroke motocross bike. Slipping the clutch is a necessity to even get any pull out of a corner. The engine in the twins is a torque monster compared to those bikes.
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I've never understood why people are disappointed when they drive a 2.0 liter NA and "discover" that it doesn't have much torque. How would it?

I also don't understand people who have experience with manual transmissions having a lot of trouble getting the twins moving without killing the engine... every clutch and engine is different, but you just feel for the release point and give it the gas! lol

But then again, I've never owned an automatic and have been driving for 25 years... and I grew up riding dirt bikes with clutches from age 5 - most of which were small bore 2 strokes.

If you want to see what having no low end torque feels like, ride an 85cc or 125cc 2 stroke motocross bike. Slipping the clutch is a necessity to even get any pull out of a corner. The engine in the twins is a torque monster compared to those bikes.
That's cause you need that power band . I been riding myself since I was 8. Still ride a yz250f.
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