I'm sorry but I just have to talk about the elephant in the room. When did people get so soft? Everything I have driven that has been produced with the hydraulic throwout bearing, or a diaphragm clutch, or both, i.e. meaning modern manual transmissions is anything BUT hard to drive. When I compare that to the clutches of yesteryear that were designed to take the punishment of the higher horsepower of the street machines of yesteryear, they are feather light as far as pedal pressure is concerned. This is coming from a guy who jumped around on stages playing metal in his younger years, carried his own equipment after, and for fun played football. Meaning my knees aren't the greatest. To address the complaints about commuting with a manual. If that's the case, then why buy one in the first place? Your commute is your commute. Surely you would understand that stop and go requires using your left foot on a manual transmission when you are thinking about said purchase. I probably wouldn't see the appeal until I get to somewhere around 90. My knees may FINALLY be bad enough to not want a clutch with my manual transmission. Then again, maybe not.
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