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Old 08-31-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Robert Farago's take on the Tribeca (funny!)

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Old 09-01-2005, 12:02 AM   #2
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Although funny, that guy is an idiot. This quote did it for me as to run far away from this review "All of these shortcomings could be forgiven if the B9 drove with the élan of the only-slightly-less-ugly and equally cheap-feeling WRX STi."
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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This guy is a world famous dip****. Everyone here knows about his baseless ramblings...You should have seen the article he did last year about automatics being better than manuals, and that modern automatics will replace all manuals soon....
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:29 AM   #4
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Farago is a complete buffoon, and his site is a pathetic waste of bandwidth. It is one thing to trash a car tastefully, but the level Farago stoops to is unprecedented. His reviews are juvenile at best, and it seems that he acquired his vocabulary from his eleven year old. I have never read a less professional review of a car, or anything else, in my entire life. It is not just the B9 review, take a look at the other reviews where he speaks of “[t]esticle size,” and uses other bizarre analogies in his reviews. From the writing I would have guessed that Farago is a teenager going through puberty. In his bio he claims that his reviews are published in the San Francisco Chronicle - time to cancel my subscription, I will not support a paper that pays this tool.
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:41 PM   #5
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You should have seen the article he did last year about automatics being better than manuals, and that modern automatics will replace all manuals soon....
While he's wrong about autos being better than manuals, he is right about them replacing manuals completly in the next 10 to 15 years or so. The manual as we know it will cease to exist.
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:52 PM   #6
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While he's wrong about autos being better than manuals, he is right about them replacing manuals completly in the next 10 to 15 years or so. The manual as we know it will cease to exist.

WRONG!! The consumer gets what the consumer demands. As long as we demand manuals, we'll get them. I for one don't intend to be the old man driving an automatic boat. I'll drive a manual for as long as my body will allow.
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Old 09-02-2005, 04:08 PM   #7
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^ I agree. While I think auto will take over the market (hasn't it already?), manuals will be available on more hardcore sports cars for those that demand them...
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Old 09-02-2005, 04:16 PM   #8
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^ I agree. While I think auto will take over the market (hasn't it already?), manuals will be available on more hardcore sports cars for those that demand them...
I dunno. The way sequential shift gear boxes are going, and how much FASTER they are than manuals.... I don't know. I don't find that statement to be completely without truth.

If it is faster and better, why are you NOT doing it? Unpolluted driving experience is one thing, but better performing is another all together. That, and when the Mfg gets to decide how/when the car is shifted, they will be all over that.

Aren't some cars with a Manual gearbox MORE expensive now than their automatic counterparts?

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Old 09-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #9
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Yes, some manuals are more expensive than the stock auto counterparts. This is just supply and demand for that car.

Yes, faster than manuals, but more enjoyable? Not yet for sure. Right now it is the technology (which is gaining quickly) and price. I believe that the hardcore folks will get older and the newer generation that doesn't even know how to drive a manual will take over....so autos will win overall. I am just being optimistic that manuals will still be available..
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:03 AM   #10
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Anyone read the writeup Car and Driver did on the BMW SMG? They said it was horrible, so bad in fact that they preferred the good old fashioned 6-spd...
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