Still moaning Fred.
Some groups want top posting some want bottom posting - you get it where I feel
like putting it as does everyone else.
Fred let me remind you that not everyone in the world is American nor speaks
American ENGLISH not even the aliens in Star trek or Stargate neither do you own
the newsgroups so it's "Hobson's choice"
Hobson was a man that rented horses and you had to be satisfied with what he
gave you not what you wanted - bit like Hertz car rental really!
I never "moan" about top vs bottom posting. You must be confusing me
with someone else.
Here's my take. When replying to a thread with prior replys, one should
reply in kind. In other words, if the first replier top posted, so
should the second, and vice versa. Otherwise it makes it too damn hard
to read the thread.
The alternative is to "fix" the prior reply order to whatever your
The alternative alternative is to trim all other replies and only add
your own reply where you want it.
The only one I really don't like is top posting a previously bottom
posted reply or bottom posting a previously top posted reply. Hence you
may see the irony of my bottom posted reply to you? Do you need a
smiley face here?
I have driven tanks (literally) with automatic transmissions. You can enjoy the
experience, but it doesn't qualify one as a "driving enthusiast."
Although I would disagree with the OP as well -- the number of forward gears
doesn't matter much. I've driven six-speeds which would have been better
considered as four-speeds for real-world driving purposes. Unless you've got a
really small engine that needs the extra gears, six speeds is overkill for the
Depends Larry ---- Remember the Chaparral racing sports cars of the late 1960s
and early 1970. First ground effect cars + auto transmission. Ground effect?
They had skirts and totally enclosed rear wheels and the rear had 2 x fans
sucking the air out driven by a 2 stroke mercury outboard engine. They were
also the first to fit aero foils.
Boy were they fun............................ especially for the drivers until
banned by the unsporting rule changes by people that couldn't beat them.
Sir Hugh of Bognor
I used to be an Egotistical Meglomaniac - but now I'm just perfect!
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:37:35 +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yes, I was a big Jim Hall fan too -- but I hated those transmissions. 8;) And
today's F-1 transmissions, for that matter.
This being an ancient fogey gets old at times...but there's nothing like driving
a quick, light vehicle, with a lot for the driver to do.
What is wrong with the NAV system? I've heard that it takes a little
bit to get used to, but is there also a defect in the system, or another
reason to stay away from it?
Also, how is the 6 speed automatic tranny? I have a manual shift car
right now, and I need a break, so I am thinking automatic.
You will NOT regret a manual tranny... easy shifts, smooth.... if you know
HOW to drive manual, don't waste your $$ on an automatic.
I went from manual bimmer to auto 540 and it was fast but BORING... manual
is so much more responsive and controllable.
Unless your leg is falling off, you don't NEED a break ;)
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In all honesty, the manual on my 530i (e39) is the most finnicky, difficult
transmission I have ever owned or driven (many). You have to be extra slow
releasing the clutch if you want to do it smoothly, and even then sometimes
you end up jerking the car. There is something about the clutch pedal
spring weight that just misleads a driver letting him know that the pedal
has already been released while the in reality the clutch has not yet
engaged. And I am not alone in this observation... a lot of e39 guys on
various internet forums complain of the same.
This is after I removed the CDV. Before that, it was even less predictable,
although slightly less jerky. Someone on bimmerforums recommended replacing
the dual weight springs under the clutch pedal - I might have to try it some
Hopefully the current crop of manual trannies is less picky.
I *hate* driving my 2001 M3 around town - the gearbox is like driving
a truck. My (auto) 740 is faster and much much more comfortable.
Manual boxes are fine but around town etc I'm more than happy with my
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