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Since Scion is the "fun" brand I'm curious if we will see them offer a Manual Transmission? The Aurus already has one for europe...
 

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Yup:
1.8-litre engine matched to 6-speed manual or 7-speed CVT gearbox
I think a 1.8 or 1.6 liter engine was what's said to make it to the iM, which ever one it is, a manual matched up to it would be awesome.

From the teasers they released they seem to be going the sporty, enthusiast-focused route, so hopefully is it what happens.
 

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the only thing I can see holding them back is cost considerations. When you go to sell a car in the US every transmission and engine combo has to be certified even if its already in another US model. However because the Auris/iM is technically a Corolla there is a possibility that they can circumvent the rules by using existing Corolla drivetrain...

I hope not!!
 

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Manual transmission? Who uses manuals anymore? You're telling me I have to put my latte down to shift a lever for no apparent reason? Time marches on -- automatic in my iM...
 

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Manual transmission? Who uses manuals anymore? You're telling me I have to put my latte down to shift a lever for no apparent reason? Time marches on -- automatic in my iM...
well we know its not for no apparent reason, unless you like grinding first gear all the way to the bank :D;)

Different strokes for different folks, I'm non pulsed that you desire a slushbox, your choice right. I'm a big fan of choice, it just bothers me when were monospec'ed.. ah well, dying breed... :crying:
 

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I do see your point, the rest of you should have the choice to order a manual if you so please.

Meanwhile, I will continue to the bank, latte in hand :D
 

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i rather have an automatic as all my vehicles have been like that, but it would be great if the option for a manual can be included so those who want it can get it.
 

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I just figure that because Scion offers an MT in everything other than the iQ its a given the iM will get one as well..
 

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I can see that happening, out of all the brands right now they're one of the few I can see holding onto manuals for some time at least with sporty vehicles like this.
 

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I can see that happening, out of all the brands right now they're one of the few I can see holding onto manuals for some time at least with sporty vehicles like this.
For sure, its part of their attempt to engage a younger sportier audience...
 
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