How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

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    How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    I'm bummed about it.
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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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.
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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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?

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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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.

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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    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?
    None, that's why you can't get them anymore.

    It's like diesel cars. Everyone claims they want one but when it comes down to spending their green they don't do it.

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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    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?

    I'd say a high percentage.
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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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.

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    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

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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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.
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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    The Blackwing Vs being available with a manual makes up for it for sure. I voted not bummed at all.
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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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%.

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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    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?
    Time and time again, we've seen that they don't.
    Crying wolf is making them disappear.

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    It's like diesel cars. Everyone claims they want one but when it comes down to spending their green they don't do it.
    I've got one and it is brown, but it's not a manual. But I never said I wanted a manual.
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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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.

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    I am just impressed they did not cheap out and turn their 7 speed manual into a DCT for C8

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    Re: How much of a bummer is no manual trans in 2020 Corvette?

    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....

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