Pretty unlikely THAT auto would be installed in the Z06. It would be a
shame to cripple that engine so they could put in the pushbutton auto.
Hard to say what a few years down the road could bring tho.
Steve Horrillo wrote:
Of course I meant say to include it as an option. I have a bad left leg so
shifting is a real effort. There's others I'm sure who aren't up to
clutching all day either. But my last manual was a '95 Dodge Viper. The
Vette may be a whole different world.
On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 14:50:00 GMT, "Steve Horrillo"
===============UNFORTUNATELY .... I am getting to the same point...on some days
I am already there....
I now own 5 Corvettes and drive a little Dodge Dakota every day...all
of the vehicles are manuals except one of the Corvettes (a 79)
The truck will be replaced by an automatic ...BUT to be honest I still
have no desire to buy a Corvette with an automatic simply because I
"think" ...but do not know...if I could REALLY enjoy driving one (and
by driving I mean...HARD !
Bitch to get old...its to the point where if somethng on my body does
not hurt I have not used it...
The Viper was ALOT more fun to *drive* but a pain to "commute" with. For a
year and a half it was my only car so I had no options. Now my second car is
a Saturn so IMO I still only have one car. :) Also being that my wife
doesn't know or want to know how to shift I have to do all the driving so
the paddle shift is an "unhappy medium.:)
IMO the automatic Vette is not much fun unless you drop it into lower gears.
That's why I like the paddle shift option. But in practice will I use it?
The right solution would be to get out of condo living, buy a house and have
several cars. I just hope I'll have the time to enjoy it. Boy it must be
great to be born into big money! :)
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