Depends on what they didn't like in the transmission. If it is just the slower action in comparison to the flappy paddles, yeah, I see that, but if it is something else, who knows.
The 6 speed manual we had in the Giulietta we drove in Italy was good, no problems. If it is similar to that, I'd go for that, basically the same as what we have now.
Would be interesting to see a listing of roadsters, coupes (GTs), and sedans sales through the years, here and abroad.
One thing I liked was that in general the post war sedan versions of the coupes had similar performance. Kind of Q ships in intent. Coupes are not the biggest sellers now compared to 4 door cars which are either sedans (Plain Jane and Sport) or SUV/Crossover styles. Unless they decide to keep the sales figures very low with specialty vehicles with esoterically high enough prices to support that level, similar to Ferrari, et al, they will need the high sales of more middle performance (and utilitarian) vehicles.
They have stated a need for pretty high sales figures, much higher than from that of just specialty cars. I do think they will need those high sales of sedans, SUVs, and Crossovers to support their specialty versions. In a sense, I see a resemblance to the successful growth of Subaru, but in general a higher level all around.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
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; 02-23-2017 at 05:20 PM.