Originally Posted by eljay
I hear ya... my AC is in need of a refresh too. I dont blame it. System worked fine for 11years until I punctured the condenser (whole other story).
Any Avant beyond 2008 will need $$$ for me to enjoy it - would have to do a tranny swap. I need a "stirring stick" as well to feel connected.
I had my eye on the 505hp 2.9L twin turbo v6 Giulia. Was advertised with a man and auto option. Until it came time to deliver and the man was nixed for US market. Bad idea when we got the M5 in man and when many were set to have one of the few true 4dr sports sedans available here with a "stirring stick".
There are some spears of daylight though - VW Sportwagen AWD 170hp 1.8T...the way it was for us
, Golf R 400... yeah right, Cadillac ATS V... did I just say Cadillac? Even Kia as you read this is introducing a twin turbo sports sedan that looks a lot like the Porsche Panamera and also WITHOUT a "stirring stick". A pretender to the throne. If that car had a manual it might have garnered a few more glances from the REAL car and driving enthusiasts and critics. Some people like to hang on to the wheel and just steer/go/stop. Others like to be more involved in the process.
But I degress...
HENCE we continue to "play with fire" like Fletcher in order to get a little closer to the vroom-vroom sandbox/play days our youth.
Originally Posted by Charles.waite
Too bad the whole A3/S3 line are without "stirring sticks".