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Re: [T3] auto?

As a rule, am opposed to autos, but my Fasty is an auto. Oddly enough,
I've never driven a manual T3. The auto is bulletproof as they say on
this list. The core of the tranny as I understand it was still in use
in the early 90's on the waterpumpers. So, in the T3's case, I'll have
to make an exception on my no-autos rule.

Oh, and crazy at it seems, my Fasty still has all the automatic
detents still functioning (the stops on the shifter- so I actually
HAVE to follow the shift pattern). My first fasty once got kicked into
park coming on a highway onramp (don't ask) because the detents were

That said, my '03 Passat Variant is one of the few in the country with
the V6 and a manual tranny- and is otherwise fully loaded. Had to
special order it from The Fatherland. It's for that reason that I veer
towards german cars- who else are you gonna buy a stickshift

On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 11:10:45 -0000, Dave Hall <dave@hallvw.clara.co.uk> wrote:
> Welcome back, Micah.
> Definitely auto Type 3s seem to work fine, and are a great help for driving when
> I visited Jim in the USA and we shared the driving to the Parma Invasion, but
> I'm happy with changing the gears myself over here (left-handed of course in my
> RHD).
> Dave.
> UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
> http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/
> ------
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Micah" <micah-ra@cox.net>
> To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 9:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [T3] auto?
> > I'm not scared of autos, I just think an Automatic transmission is a waste
> > of an engine.  ;-)
> >
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