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post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2019, 06:01 PM
syjos
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I've never owned a car with an automatic. After 50+ years, it's become muscle memory and my arm shifts gears without me thinking about it.

My wife drives a Cadillac SRX with the same transmission as the Solstice. It is a very nice transmission, smooth fast shifts up and down. Has close to 100,000 miles and other than one fluid change, no maintenance or issues. It has a gizmo to manually shift.

When I occasionally drive the SRX, I find myself pushing down my left foot and reaching for the gear lever. It is a blast to stomp on it from a stop and accelerate without shifting.

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