I'll always have a manual toy somewhere, but for serious work I'm ready to move forward and with all the IPS issues I have seen posted (probably more than any other issue on Evora, I don't think it is worthy of a dedicated track car at this point.
When you can stuff 4 wheels and tires in the sedan to get worked on in any sedan, call me. When you want to pick up 500lbs of fertilizer in your sedan , fine, in back of a hatchback no prob. I do carry large things often, I go to my vacation home 375 miles away every other week, often with lots of stuff. It was purchased for utility and rather than a wagon which means the slush on 95 during storms in the winter hits windshield directly, I'm up a bit more for better visibility. BTW the REAL obstructions on the road are the PICKUP truck drivers using those beasts as Daily Drivers. We mid sized SUV type drivers are actually the compromisers.
There will always be a few manuals out there
If you have a choice between a 3 box archaic sedan that is only really useful for people moving now that huge trunks no longer exist versus the Stelvio, considering its size, it is actually lighter than a lot of those sedans. It drives and handles every bit as well and it can actually do work or haul something large if needed. Let's try to realize this is a click (several) up the ladder from the utilitarian Forester. Its inexpensive and built to stay that way remember?
I actually hope I don't see too many as I am enjoying the exclusivity in a world of german telefunken U46's.
16 Maserati GranTurismo Sport Ext Campio /Grigio Chronos w/full MC Carbon Fiber interior trim, Stock for now
18 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Visconti Verde/Brown Leather Remus Catback,Eurocompulsion Phase 2 V2 intake, 390HP/443ft-lb Tq!
16 Range Rover Sport HSE, Montalcino Red w/Ivory Leather-[/COLOR]- 456HP/412ft-lb Tq
12 Maxda MX-5 Miata GT PRHT True Red/Black leather
11 Lotus Evora "S" Persian Blue, Grey/Black Suedetex/Leather
Last edited by brgelise; 06-04-2018 at 06:44 AM.