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    Thread: Less than 1% of Ferrari California's were ordered with a manual transmission

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      07-04-2012 05:28 PM #1
      You can do the math yourself since only 2 out of 8,000 were ordered with a stick shift Thus Ferrari is deep sixing it and leaving you no way to buy a manually equipped Ferrari anymore.
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      07-04-2012 05:30 PM #2
      I didn't even realize it was an option on the California

      That's a shame, but not too surprising considering the type of driver that particular model is aimed towards
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      07-04-2012 05:45 PM #4
      I had no idea it was offered. I thought the Ferrari manual died with the F430.

      Looks a bit odd with the manual, but at least its gated.

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      07-04-2012 05:50 PM #6
      California is?

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      I wonder if people bitched and moaned this much when you could not longer buy cars with hand cranks.
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      07-04-2012 05:56 PM #8
      Have you ever driven a manual Ferrari?


      I drove a 308 a while back it was like driving a steam train

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      07-04-2012 05:59 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by drhavoc View Post
      Have you ever driven a manual Ferrari?


      I drove a 308 a while back it was like driving a steam train
      I've driven a manual 550. It's a tank.

      What's worse though is the e-brake lever on the door side of the seat. Super weird.
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      07-04-2012 05:59 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ToucheTurtle View Post
      I wonder if people bitched and moaned this much when you could not longer buy cars with hand cranks.
      I've seen this analogy repeated a thousand times and never fails to shock me with its stupidity
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      07-04-2012 06:00 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by weakshht View Post
      what an ugly interior
      Does look like a overpriced handbag with someone other than your own name on it. But I sure wouldn't turn it down.

    12. 07-04-2012 06:04 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by drhavoc View Post
      Have you ever driven a manual Ferrari?


      I drove a 308 a while back it was like driving a steam train
      The gated shifter in a Ferrari is notoriously finicky to set up properly: it requires an artist. I have driven a 550 with a well-sorted shifter; the gate just disappears. Also the engine does not like the rev limiter and wants it gone. It feels as if the engine just wants to keep right on going.

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      07-04-2012 06:15 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ToucheTurtle View Post
      I wonder if people bitched and moaned this much when you could not longer buy cars with hand cranks.
      Yeah, starter is an integral part of the driving experience...
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      07-04-2012 06:46 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by ToucheTurtle View Post
      I wonder if people bitched and moaned this much when you could not longer buy cars with hand cranks.
      I wash an internet condom existed to protect me from catching the moran disease that impregnates every website that allows public commentary.

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      07-04-2012 06:47 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Ender_ View Post
      I had no idea it was offered. I thought the Ferrari manual died with the F430.

      Looks a bit odd with the manual, but at least its gated.
      Had ZERO interest in this car.. until now.

      But I think you must live in a gated community to have a gated Ferrari.
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      07-04-2012 06:58 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ToucheTurtle View Post
      I wonder if people bitched and moaned this much when you could not longer buy cars with hand cranks.
      My first car could still be started with the supplied crank.

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      07-04-2012 07:00 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by ThreadBomber View Post
      What's worse though is the e-brake lever on the door side of the seat. Super weird.
      My 928 is this way too. It moves the weight of the driver a few more inches to the center of the car and helps with balance. It does make getting in and out an odd experience the first couple of times you drive it.

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      07-04-2012 10:42 PM #18
      Who are these people ordering paddle-shifted supercars when you can get a real gated manual?

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      07-04-2012 10:46 PM #19
      I had no idea it was offered either. Its a shame both Ferrari and Lambo are killing the manual.

      I didn't know that the 599GTB was offered with a manual either until last year. A manual 599GTB in red is on my list when I win the lotto...

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      07-04-2012 10:48 PM #20
      I genuinely did not know you could order a California with a stick shift to begin with.
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      07-04-2012 11:07 PM #21
      Hard to drive a manual and hold a cellphone at the same time.

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      07-04-2012 11:16 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by driveareliablecar View Post
      Hard to drive a manual and hold a cellphone at the same time.
      No it's not, unless you're retarded.

      People that let their money do the talking don't want manuals. Doesn't surprise or concern me. My interest in the Ferrari California - manual transmission or not - is about zero.
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      07-04-2012 11:36 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by weakshht View Post
      what an ugly interior

      Lets see your interior.
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      07-04-2012 11:51 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by driveareliablecar View Post
      Hard to drive a manual and hold a cellphone at the same time.
      It's actually a lot easier to drive a stick and talk on the phone than it is to drive a paddle-shifted transmission (that isn't in automatic mode) because you need both hands to put the car in neutral and you need your left hand to downshift. With a stick you only need your right hand free.
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      07-05-2012 12:09 AM #25
      Why would you want it in a manual?

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      07-05-2012 12:16 AM #26
      I wish I were rich enough to go buy an Enzo, and then send it back to Ferrari and tell them to put a gated 6-speed in it

      They could do my 458 as well while they're at it...

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      07-05-2012 12:18 AM #27
      I don't think the California is aimed at the "driving" type. More of the "check out my new ferrari u jelly bro?" type.

      No surprise here.
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    28. 07-05-2012 12:21 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      You can do the math yourself since only 2 out of 8,000 were ordered with a stick shift
      So who among us bought those Californias? They must obviously be TCLers, so please, speak up.

      Quote Originally Posted by drhavoc View Post
      I drove a 308 a while back it was like driving a steam train
      Oh, really? How many steam trains have you driven, exactly? I'm curious.
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      07-05-2012 12:25 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      I genuinely did not know you could order a California with a stick shift to begin with.
      +1 Not that I'm any more interested in one.
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      Quote Originally Posted by weakshht View Post
      what an ugly interior
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      Lets see your interior.
      Sorry but I have too agree, that trim is AWFUL! Its like an Grey 80's Suede Jacket

      Now the one below is....


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      07-05-2012 12:36 AM #31
      I am a pretty die hard manuel guy (insert manuel transmission guy jpeg) but if I was ordering a new Ferrari it would not be a manual, for a bunch of reasons.
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      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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      07-05-2012 12:48 AM #32
      We had a California at work once.

      I went out to look at it, pointed out all the bad panel gaps, sleezy taillight tint, the fact that it was an automatic and only had a V8...installed in the front no less.

      Needless to say that guy never came back.

      I think the California is a Ferrari for people who can't really afford a Ferrari.
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      07-05-2012 12:55 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      We had a California at work once.

      I went out to look at it, pointed out all the bad panel gaps, sleezy taillight tint, the fact that it was an automatic and only had a V8...installed in the front no less.

      Needless to say that guy never came back.

      I think the California is a Ferrari for people who can't really afford a Ferrari.
      The California is only $25k less than a 458, which also happens to be "only" a V8 and only comes as an "automatic".

    34. 07-05-2012 12:57 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post

      I think the California is a Ferrari for people who can't really afford a Ferrari.
      While not as pricey as the others, it still bases at like $192k...not exactly chump change.

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      07-05-2012 01:23 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post

      I think the California is a Ferrari for people who can't really afford a Ferrari.


      Are you saying you wouldn't want one?

      Quote Originally Posted by Beltfed View Post
      While not as pricey as the others, it still bases at like $192k...not exactly chump change.
      Which really means it's 240k, if you are even on the list to buy one.
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      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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