I would like it. A lot of people like to stop 2 inches away from your rear bumper. And I rather not have to put up with insurance fixes because of someone else's stupidity.
Agreed.I would like it. A lot of people like to stop 2 inches away from your rear bumper. And I rather not have to put up with insurance fixes because of someone else's stupidity.
Excellent point Jinx. I learned to drive a stick when I was 12 (farm truck in MO) and have drove one every now and then, but I still have to learn the finer points of driving a stick. Seeing as how my DD is an A4 in my Camaro, anything is game for sticks, but this will be good advice to keep in mind come purchase time.I say if you are going to buy a manual, learn to drive one before buying a brand new car with one. You may find out its not to your liking and you could be stuck with a car that a pain to drive according to your preferences.
I saw this a couple a days ago:
FTA, it says that the RT and SRT Challengers with manual transmissions will have a Hill Start Assist feature to help with taking off from a hill.
Thats probably what alot of other people are saying about it being of the Challenger. But for those of us who haven't quite hammered out driving a stick, it would be a useful feature. Maybe it could be an optional feature, and at that, be driver controllable, so once you've got it figured out you can disable the feature or use it when you need it (hill on a snowy day)I have never rolled backwards driving a manual. If it adds to the cost, thanks, I know how to drive a stick.
This year is auto only.ummmm....Challengers only come with Auto's.:lol: At least that's what I thought (and what the Dodge site says). Unless they're expanding options in next years models?
anyway, I wouldn't mind having the hill start assist, as long as it doesn't add much cost...a few bucks fine...if it's $500...no thanks. I've never had it and I've done fine.
Right now it's pretty much a Chrysler-only deal(I have only ever seen it on Chrysler vehicles, anyway). I believe it's incorporated into the Anti-lock braking system..so it can't cost much more if anything..and the Chrysler(dodge) vehicles that come with it come with it standard. It holds the braking pressure for around a second (or less) to give one time to work the clutch. But only does it when on an incline. It's pretty nifty.I've never heard of Hill Start Assist before. Interesting concept.
That's what I'm saying. We don't need extra chit to increase price or production cost. Learn to drive the stick...you'll be happy you did.I'm sorry, but I for one, am in the camp of "Let me drive my own **** car"...
OFF TOPIC: (it better have some brakes a little bigger than the ones equipped in the spy photos we have been seeing...)