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Old 03-04-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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can somebody PLEASE tell me, why the HELL im starting to see our cars (mostly gp'*) starting to be swapped to 5spds? isnt this why gp'* were invented to be high performance luxury CRUISERS that just so happen they have high torque for such a low price yet lots of styling? dont these people realize that automatics can handle more torque than a stick, less moving parts thus making them less likely to break, plus looking at quite a few dragsters that ive seen automatic? (well i dont know if all that above is true i just heard that stuff from random people) i mean me personally i dont like stick at all what so ever, in fact i think driving stick very feminine. id describe why but its a george carlin joke (very dirty xxx wise) that he made me think so clearly when i heard him talk about it. anyways sry for the venting i just dont like this so called "mod" at all. thats just my 2 pennies.
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I disagree with a lot of that but to each his own!
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really? youd rather your gp'* be stick? well the mclaren is already stick so ive seen stock ones stick, but im talking the gtp though, just doesnt seem right.
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Well, the turbo is an automatic. But as soon as I find a 5spd setup, it'* gone. There is a lot of parasitic power loss when using an automatic. And manual trans have FAR fewer moving parts and electronics than a automatic. They are typically much more reliable.

I don't see the GTP ever getting a 5spd. It'* the wife'* car though.
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wow the gtp is the wife'* car? wow im sry man lol. jk seriously though i always thought of the gp to be a mans car, like all the other gm'* and mopars around.
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Trust me, there'* nothing hotter than watching my wife getting into it and enjoying the supercharger whine. The she says sexy things like how much boost do you think that was.
Tell me that you wouldn't think a girl is hot driving around a white GTP coupe with tinted windows.
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honestly? no, BUT posing next to one as a model on a poster, yes. a girl talking about that kind of stuff, definitely sexy. owning one, no.
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grand am maybe, pending.............
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Hell yea, she picked it out! The other car she looked at was a Blazer Xtreme.

I love my wife.
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i wouldnt doubt that one bit (you loving your wife) i wish i knew what it was like to have a woman. i been single for waaaaay too long. girls here in ct are all prude.
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