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Old 05-01-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default What trends do you hope Audi will defy?

#1: Making tail lights and headlights look like tumors
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They should just stop here:

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I hope Audi defies the elimination of manual transmissions. Sadly, the only model currently available with a stick is the R8. Even the TT's only come with slushboxes these days.

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:01 AM   #4
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They should just stop here:

Why?
AFAIK, she looks too high for your taste! ;-)))
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I hope Audi defies the elimination of manual transmissions. Sadly, the only model currently available with a stick is the R8. Even the TT's only come with slushboxes these days.
Auto boxes these days are so good, I honestly don't miss manuals in any car I drive.
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Auto boxes these days are so good, I honestly don't miss manuals in any car I drive.
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I thought I would never say this.
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#1: Making tail lights and headlights look like tumors
Almost lost my coffee on this one

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I hope Audi defies the elimination of manual transmissions. Sadly, the only model currently available with a stick is the R8. Even the TT's only come with slushboxes these days.
+1 Couldn't agree more. Unfortunate fact is most car buyers are not driving enthusiasts. Manufacturers pander to the majority, not to the purists.
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Unfortunate fact is most car buyers are not driving enthusiasts.
Or dinosaurs?
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LOL! I wasn't really expecting anything when clicked on your thread and when I saw your post and pictures, I laughed so much. Haha
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Or dinosaurs?
+1 on the dinosaur, the older I get the less interest I have for driving a manual, I like things easier these days
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I hope Audi defies the elimination of manual transmissions. Sadly, the only model currently available with a stick is the R8. Even the TT's only come with slushboxes these days.

The S4 that I just ordered would beg to differ.
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The S4 that I just ordered would beg to differ.
So a TTS is slushbox only but an S4 still can get a stick. Wow. Enjoy your S4 and thanks for helping "Save the Manuals".
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So a TTS is slushbox only but an S4 still can get a stick. Wow. Enjoy your S4 and thanks for helping "Save the Manuals".
Do you even know what a slushbox is? Slushbox refers to a traditional automatic transmission with a torque converter. The TTS does not have an automatic transmission. It has a dual clutch transmission, which falls into the category of automated manual transmissions or aka semi-automatic transmission. There is nothing slushy about a DSG. The similarities to an automatic transmission are purely superficial.
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Do you even know what a slushbox is?
It is somehow obvious that you are not driving A8.
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It is somehow obvious that you are not driving A8.
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Do you even know what a slushbox is? Slushbox refers to a traditional automatic transmission with a torque converter. The TTS does not have an automatic transmission. It has a dual clutch transmission, which falls into the category of automated manual transmissions or aka semi-automatic transmission. There is nothing slushy about a DSG. The similarities to an automatic transmission are purely superficial.
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So, a 2014 TTS is only available with an automatic transmission but an S4 still can get a stick. Wow. Enjoy your S4 and thanks for helping "Save the Manuals".

I never looked close at the construction of a Dual Clutch automatic. Since I first started driving in '77 or so, I have only had manual transmissions save for the minivan when kids came along and my first car, a '74 VW Super Beetle with their "Automatic Stickshift" that I soon removed and replaced with a totally manual 4 speed. And my '04 A8, which is not available with a stick. Even my '87 5000 CS quattro had a five speed manual.

Again, thanks for helping "Save the Manuals"!
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So, a 2014 TTS is only available with an automatic transmission but an S4 still can get a stick. Wow. Enjoy your S4 and thanks for helping "Save the Manuals".

I never looked close at the construction of a Dual Clutch automatic. Since I first started driving in '77 or so, I have only had manual transmissions save for the minivan when kids came along and my first car, a '74 VW Super Beetle with their "Automatic Stickshift" that I soon removed and replaced with a totally manual 4 speed. And my '04 A8, which is not available with a stick. Even my '87 5000 CS quattro had a five speed manual.

Again, thanks for helping "Save the Manuals"!
Happy to contribute to the cause. The lack of a manual option with AWD is actually what ruled the ATS out, leaving me with the unoriginal 335xi vs S4. Needless to say, the F30 3 series, while nice, is not the S4.

Thanks Audi for keeping the manual option! Please don't drop them altogether as some of us like rowing the gears ourselves!
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+1 on the dinosaur, the older I get the less interest I have for driving a manual, I like things easier these days
That's why Automatics or Manuals should be an option on sportscars. IMHO.
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