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I can't be the only one who feels like the stick shift is a bit sloppy. 3rd and 5th could literally be the same gate... It's ridiculous... I haven't driven a stick that felt that floaty since my dads old 91 ranger back in high school...
 

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The only thing I don't like is the LONG throw into 5th, it's so far away from 3rd I don't know how you could miss it. Coming from driving Subarus for the last 6 years I actually love the fact it DOES NOT feel like moving a stick in a bucket of mud. At least it some what notches / clicks into gear. It'll be interesting to see what it feels like after 40-50k miles. I've got 2400 miles on the car now though and have become very accustomed to downshifting from 6th all the way to 4th or even 3rd if I need power (depending on speed/RPM obviously). 5th and 6th are pretty much all for gas mileage. I really see no need for this car to have come with a 6 speed. Should have been a 5 speed in my opinion.
 

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The only thing I don't like is the LONG throw into 5th, it's so far away from 3rd I don't know how you could miss it. Coming from driving Subarus for the last 6 years I actually love the fact it DOES NOT feel like moving a stick in a bucket of mud. At least it some what notches / clicks into gear. It'll be interesting to see what it feels like after 40-50k miles. I've got 2400 miles on the car now though and have become very accustomed to downshifting from 6th all the way to 4th or even 3rd if I need power (depending on speed/RPM obviously). 5th and 6th are pretty much all for gas mileage. I really see no need for this car to have come with a 6 speed. Should have been a 5 speed in my opinion.
not that you would almost miss it, but that theres so much vague space between (badwording)
 

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I definitely hope someone comes out with a quality short shift kit to reduce the throw... It is a little ridiculous.
 

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With the rate TRD is going it'll come out after anything aftermarket, and be 40% more expensive because they paint it red and put a TRD logo on it.
 

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feels tight and nifty for me.

Previous cars all 10+ old, rwd projects, so maybe I am biased.

I will however compare it to my 05 xrs I bought in 04, it is way better.
 
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