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Old 08-18-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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Does anybody have any idea as to why gm never made a manual for a 3800 fwd.If they had made my ssei a manual i think it would be the baddest car ever especially a 5 speed .Any ideas on to why they didnt do it
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Does anybody have any idea as to why gm never made a manual for a 3800 fwd.If they had made my ssei a manual i think it would be the baddest car ever especially a 5 speed .Any ideas on to why they didnt do it
Because its a Bonneville. No offense to Bonnevilles, but they're not exactly sports cars.
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they weigh damn near 5 thousand pounds yes but the ssei'* are the ''sporty'' type i understand that they're supposed to be a commuter family car with good gas mileage due to the sc but they are also very quick comfy stylish good on gas and luxurious for what they are that'* like saying why do they put manuals in a geo metro thats not a sports car its a chevy knock off with toyota parts that gets 40 mpg its the equivelant to a ford festiva that also comes with a manual??Those aren't sports cars either why do they have manuals then
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they weigh damn near 5 thousand pounds yes but the ssei'* are the ''sporty'' type i understand that they're supposed to be a commuter family car with good gas mileage due to the sc but they are also very quick comfy stylish good on gas and luxurious for what they are that'* like saying why do they put manuals in a geo metro thats not a sports car its a chevy knock off with toyota parts that gets 40 mpg its the equivelant to a ford festiva that also comes with a manual??Those aren't sports cars either why do they have manuals then
Because they're cheap cars and their manual transmissions are anything but sporty. Its cheaper for them to sell with manual transmissions than it is with automatics. In addition, they're lighter and get better fuel economy with the manual transmission options.

There'* an economy manual and a sport manual. Example: the Honda Fit, with a manual transmission. That has a manual because its a cheap car, not because its intended to be sporty.

Also, the gearing of the getrag 282 and 284 (the two most commonly used transverse transmissions in GM passenger cars of those years) don't have the proper gearing for the L67. Its just not a great combination.
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they could've built one they have the technology im gonna drop this to sense it has went from a question to a debate just like the other post ive had a bad day which is nobody on heres fault and im just gonna end up saying something i dont mean and taking my crap of a day out on you guys.....thank you for your input and your stats i appreciate it
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they could've built one they have the technology im gonna drop this to sense it has went from a question to a debate just like the other post ive had a bad day which is nobody on heres fault and im just gonna end up saying something i dont mean and taking my crap of a day out on you guys.....thank you for your input and your stats i appreciate it
Well you asked a question, and I answered it to the best of my ability. I apologize if I came off harsh.

Don't get me wrong, as an enthusiast, I would LOVE to see people swapping manuals into these cars, but for the general population, the demand for a manual in a Bonneville would be quite small.
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i agree very much so and appreciate the answer like said just had a bad day and have taken alot of things out of context and am trying not to do so here sense this is my down time and where i come to unwind and enjoy myself
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i agree very much so and appreciate the answer like said just had a bad day and have taken alot of things out of context and am trying not to do so here sense this is my down time and where i come to unwind and enjoy myself
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