We had a Norwegian exchange student, and par for the course, she got her driver's license here, as it is less expensive here by a long shot than in Norway. Anyway, she ended up learning on a stickshift car here, but complained that she didn't understand why people would drive a stickshift, when the automatic was so much easier. Well, when she got back to Norway and got her license there and bought a car, all she could afford at the time was a stickshift car. Later, she wrote us and said that she now understood why some liked stickshifts, as she now did. She allowed as how she did enjoy the shifting, and felt that in some Norwegian winter conditions, the stickshift car was easier to control. Wouldn't buy an automatic now. Had to laugh.
One question I have then, if the stickshift version is available in Europe, and was indeed certified for here in the States, could one import a stickshift version legally? Maybe a European delivery setup as they and other companys have had. Or just do it privately.
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 01-24-2017 at 11:01 AM.