I'm bummed about it.
I'm bummed about it.
Pony Car: an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image and an available V8.
Im 'kind' of bummed about it. That's lost sales, even if its not much. The look and performance of the car screams rowing gears yourself. Not sure if GM will spend the corn for configuring the ZR1's manual transmission in it.
I find it sad that some people wish for GM to fail and can't comprehend any good news. A plausible explanation for this kind of behavior is that you have a miserable life so you wish the same to others. Cory Pham, Autoblog Poster
GM must return its divisions to being interdependent entities within the corporation. Decentralize and free the different divisions talents to foster brand differentiation and customer loyalty.
I always wonder how many of those that complain about the lack of a manual-shift transmission would actually buy one if it was made?
When you vote you better be sure of yourself because there ain't no way to change it. I'm kind of bummed (just for the sake of those that would want it, to me I wouldn't) but these days they're getting scarce anyway.
It doesn't bother me at all. I get the love for rowing your own, but a dual-clutch tranny is such a performance boost that it's almost ridiculous to consider anything else.
Voted "kind of" I'd like a manual to be offered but I think I'd likely get it in an auto regardless so I'm ok with it
The cost of adding a manual trans, developing the calibration and validating that versions is probably far in excess of the return from people who would actually buy a H pattern manual over a DCT.
I looked at national dealer stock numbers and out of 4,753 Corvettes,
815 are manuals, about 17.2%
I have no dog in this fight but I'm curious to see how buyers respond to
the new car, the entire package and driving feel has changed.
Last edited by jpd80; 07-20-2019 at 06:04 PM.
The Blackwing Vs being available with a manual makes up for it for sure. I voted not bummed at all.
"More powerful, quicker and outright faster than a comparable BMW, Cadillac’s newest model is the best reason to skip the letter M and head all the way down the alphabet to V."
Current Rides: 12’ Infiniti M37S
17’ Cadillac CT6 3.6
16’ Cadillac ELR
Kind of bummed.
Corvette was one of the cars that bucked the trend. Last stats I saw for C7 it had almost a 20% take rate. As automatics have gotten better the manuals have been taken less. When it was the 4 speeds the take rate was over 40%.
Last edited by eaton53; 07-20-2019 at 07:00 PM.
1989 Merkur XR4Ti
2014 Carlisle Ford Nationals - Merkur Club of America Preservation Award
2015 Cadillac XTS Platinum... Princess Buttercup IV
2015 Chevy Cruze Diesel... Many thanks to VW for making this deal possible.
I'm kinda bummed. I think the car is definitely better with the DCT, certainly quicker, but I like to row my own just for the feel of being one with the car. I'm thinking of picking up a new C7 with the manual. The C8's a stunner, but I like the proportions of the front engine better, I like the stick, and of course in real dollars I can pick up the new C7 for at least $20k less.
I am just impressed they did not cheap out and turn their 7 speed manual into a DCT for C8
In a way, no manual in C8 makes those buyers realize that if they want
a manual Corvette then there's only so many new C7 manuals left to
choose from, it's now or never....