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jlin583
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Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-20-2018 14:44
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http://hondanews.com/releases/honda-celebrates-the-thrill-of-driving-manual-with-millennial-focused-shifting-gears-experience-in-los-angeles

I wish I was back in SoCal cause this sounds really cool. Getting to try out the Civic Type R, Prelude SH, S2000 CR _and_ the CVCC? Sign me up!

Design
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-20-2018 16:14
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Good on Honda to offer something like this.

#savethemanuals

Fitdad
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-20-2018 16:25
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They should road trip this.
TurkMan71
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-20-2018 17:34
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Such a good idea!
TonyEX
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-20-2018 18:13
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jlin583 wrote:
http://hondanews.com/releases/honda-celebrates-the-thrill-of-driving-manual-with-millennial-focused-shifting-gears-experience-in-los-angeles

I wish I was back in SoCal cause this sounds really cool. Getting to try out the Civic Type R, Prelude SH, S2000 CR _and_ the CVCC? Sign me up!



I wasn't invited.

Likely they figured I'd start burning rubber left and right.

Now, the SH... unless they performed a miracle, it's an 20+ year old design and its shifter is loose compared with what came out later. But its proactive ATTS was superb, the grand daddy of SH-AWD. Better then the reactive LSDs in the other cars.

I also wonder what they meant for CVCC? A '76 Civic 5MT or Accord?



Gfn8r
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-20-2018 18:32
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Hell, ID take something like this!

I can easily start up from a stop, even on a slight incline. But I cannot coordinate my left foot and right hand in traffic well enough to drive safely.

On the new Hondas with the electric parking brake, do you have to set the parking brake if you stall at an intersection from not giving enough gas or slipping off the clutch too soon? (Thereby pissing the drivers behind you off even more while waiting for the servo to do its thing?)

Potenza
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-20-2018 23:43
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Some articles on Jalopnik from the event:


https://jalopnik.com/what-the-perfect-no-mileage-1999-honda-civic-si-is-like-1825392697



https://jalopnik.com/driving-a-1999-honda-prelude-will-make-you-miss-honest-1825400309


TonyEX
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-22-2018 13:34
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He wrote that VTEC in the SH was not that noticeable.

But, he also wrote that he drove the car gently.

Trust me, anyone who has ever stepped on the loud pedal in an SH KNOWS it is the wildest VTEC application that HMC has ever unleashed on the road... perhaps with the exception of the ITR.

And yes, he noticed that ATTS was neutral, but he must have been driving not too slow. To find those limits on a mountain road I suggest you do it at night so you don't piss your pants with the view. I did it once, the car drove beautifully. ATTS is almost as good as SH-AWD, not quite, but for a 3100 lb car, it just pulls you with no hint of ON/OFF behavior as you feel with an LSD.

Otherwise, please do it on a race track.

I drove that mountain highway in the day a couple of years later. Jesus H. Christ!! 1000 foot drops right off the turns.... Mama!

I don't know, maybe it's age (wisdom) or the cars are simply getting much faster (most likely both). But I no longer want to drive really fast in a turn. I think of how much will it cost: money, bones, skins, painkillers, if I lose it and end up on an off road excursion. I find that modern cars can drive very fast on a turn without ever pushing the limits, and that's fine with me.




HDNBenjamin
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Re: Honda - Shifting Gears Event    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2018 01:10
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damn that prelude is nice! always wanted one!

 
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