Join Date: May 2011
Vehicle: '06 SLK 280
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It was interesting to me the change in the philosophy. The article references one manufacturer going to an eight speed automatic transmission for increased fuel economy. Back in the first oil crisis everyone went to manual transmissions for the same reason.
That said, I think the american lifestyle comments are dead on. How can you shift gears while drinking your Grande Mocha Soy Latte ? I mean really now.
Current Mods & Accessories: SmartTop module, AMG Style Spoiler, Clear Side Markers with Chromed Amber Bulbs(SLKStore), John's 3rd Brake Light Flasher, R170 Homelink Module, Chromed Amber Turn Signal Bulbs front & back, Error Free LED Parking Lights (SLKStore) & License Plate Housings, Lamin-X Fog Lamp protectors, OEM Windstop, Facelift A20 w/Bluetooth & Aux-in, Drilled & Slotted Rotors, Digital Climate Control
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