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Old 01-24-2022, 06:49 AM   #5002
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Originally Posted by dwf137 View Post
Nostalgia. Not sure if you think I'm like 12 or something, but I learned manual driving without all of those things. Had my golfR for 2 years and never once missed a hand brake.

I'm not here to get into a pissing match about winter driving. Cool that you like to use the ebrake. But it's going to go away in all cars eventually. Just like manual transmissions. I'm just saying that the manual means more to me than the hand ebrake, and I think that 99.9% of other drivers would agree.
It's not Nostalgia if you are currently experiencing a thing & it's still available. Nostalgia would be if I were on here waxing poetic about buying a car with a carburetor and a time before seatbelt laws. Mechanical handbrakes are still available in modern cars, as are manual transmission, yes both are going away, manual trans will likely outlive the mechanical handbrake. ICE is going away too, but you're not being nostalgic by buying one instead of an EV.

The winter driving example wasn't to initial a crossing of the streams, it was just a timely example from like ~2 weeks ago; mechanical handbrakes are still relevant, so are manual transmissions. I will continue to seek them out until I can no longer find them. I don't care about, nor did I make a reference to your age. to your 99.9% "statistic" - 97.6% of people don't care enough to drive a car with a manual (or purchase vehicles where it isn't a option) as only 2.4% of sales in the US are cars equipped with a manual transmission.
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