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 #36476  by Tanshanomi
 Sun May 17, 2015 4:25 pm
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Just bought a 2011 GTS 6-speed yesterday afternoon.

I'd been wanting to pick up a Kizashi w/ a manual for some time. Ever since reading the reviews on them, I'd been thinking, "that should be my next car."

I set up an AutoTrader alert some months ago, and when this one showed up 10 miles away from my house, I knew this was probably the sweet point in the depreciation/value/condition curve. Furthermore, my old 1991 Lincoln Town Car (behind it) had a bunch of annoying little issues.

This one only has 27K on it, and I got a great deal from a good dealership. I am thrilled.
 #36480  by Woodie
 Mon May 18, 2015 9:15 am
DesRado wrote:Curious, I know it's dependent on road conditions and traffic, but what RPM do you guys usually shift at. For example, let's say you were the only person at a light and it turns green on a relatively flat stretch of road and you are not in a rush.

I'd take first gear to 3,000, shift to third, take it to 3,000, then shift to sixth.
 #36481  by DesRado
 Mon May 18, 2015 1:14 pm
Welcome Tanshanomi! From what state do you hail? I have a 2012 GTS that's just about a twin to yours. Got mine in November with ~23k miles on it (at 30.5k now). Lucky for you it was so close. I had to source mine from Pennsylvania and I live in Virginia.
 #36482  by DesRado
 Mon May 18, 2015 1:16 pm
Woodie wrote:
DesRado wrote:Curious, I know it's dependent on road conditions and traffic, but what RPM do you guys usually shift at. For example, let's say you were the only person at a light and it turns green on a relatively flat stretch of road and you are not in a rush.

I'd take first gear to 3,000, shift to third, take it to 3,000, then shift to sixth.

I may try this, if I skip gears it's usually only 4th to 6th.
 #36487  by Tanshanomi
 Mon May 18, 2015 8:17 pm
DesRado wrote:Welcome Tanshanomi! From what state do you hail? I have a 2012 GTS that's just about a twin to yours. Got mine in November with ~23k miles on it (at 30.5k now). Lucky for you it was so close. I had to source mine from Pennsylvania and I live in Virginia.

I'm in the Kansas City area.
 #36493  by Fritz2
 Wed May 20, 2015 3:23 am
Seems like the silver 6mt's are catching up to the black 6mt's! Off topic, but it can be hard to concentrate with that pretty red Mazda 6 ad in the right corner. Must...not...be...tempted...!