F1 or 6-speed?

Discussion in '360/430' started by kizdan, Jan 11, 2004.


F1 or 6-speed?

  1. 6-speed

  2. F1

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  1. kizdan

    kizdan F1 Veteran

    Dec 31, 2003
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    F1 or 6-speed?
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  3. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
    Nova Scotia Canada
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    For racing I would choose F1. For Sunday driving I would choose a manual. I voted F1 because I don't drive my cars, I beat them up.
  4. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    S W London
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    Tony H
    6 speed
  5. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
    Los Altos Hills, CA
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    Gary B.
    I'd rather have the 6 spd, but it's basically impossible to get a new Modena with anything with F1 now. May be a repercussion of the assembly line mods to allow CS production, but Ferrari has pretty much ended production of 6 spd coupes.

  6. joeyy

    joeyy Karting

    Nov 11, 2003
    long island
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    6 speed. driving the f1 was fun but for me manual is better.
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  8. mrmckay

    mrmckay Formula Junior

    Jul 14, 2003
    MD, USA
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    F1 on the track and 6spd when not on the track.
  9. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 17, 2002
    Dallas, TX, USA
    kizdan, please don't just start a bunch of new polls... search first... re-starting a poll just results in invalid results for both... because you don't know if people voted in just one (so they can be added) or both (so they can't be added)!!

    F-chatters, don't answer here... if you have an opinion, please answer in the original poll on this... so that the results are meaningful...

    Throughout that poll, to date, the results have been very close to 40% for F1 and 60% for 6-speed.

  10. jbrosseau

    jbrosseau Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    joe brosseau
    6 speed! when buying or driving a sporting car i want there to be a certain mechanical feel that i can only get by banging through the gears myself. a F1 tranny makes any SOB a pro. but if one can perfectly execute a upshift and downshift in a ferrari with a 6speed (especially in a older ferrari) my hats off to them. i have read that the manual tranny will soon go the way of the dinosaurs. if that is so then i will have to always be driving a out of date 5 or 6 speed ferrari. computers should not do all the thinking people.
  11. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
    Little Rock
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    David Jones
    Slow day?
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  13. jbrosseau

    jbrosseau Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    joe brosseau
    looks that way.
  14. speedemon

    speedemon Formula Junior

    Jan 6, 2004
    Bay Area, CA
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    Six speed!
  15. vref

    vref Karting

    Dec 18, 2003
    1 Hr North of Housto
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    6 spd i like to shift.
  16. ZINGARA 250GTL

    ZINGARA 250GTL F1 World Champ

    Jun 21, 2002
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    I thought the 6-speed was the end-all until I drove an F-1. Now, I own one and enjoy it very much. My wife also has mastered it and we both drive the car (together only).

  17. AEHaas

    AEHaas Formula 3

    May 9, 2003
    Osprey, Florida
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    Ali E. Haas
    Track: F1, also good for people who cannot drive a std box.

    All else: 6 sp.
  18. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    The major advantage in the manual is that when something goes out of kilter, at least you have a chance of driving home with the manual. With a manual, if you are having a clutch slave cylinder issue, a driver can push in the pedal several times to release the clutch, the computer will not catch on that the slave is dieing, nor will it shift without using the clutch as one can do with a manual. Grundgy--sure--but you get home.
  19. SRT-10

    SRT-10 Rookie

    Dec 16, 2003
    Greater Boston
    Can you still power-shift (WOT) with the F1, or do you need to let up on the accelerator?
  20. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
    Los Altos Hills, CA
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    Gary B.
    No need to lift. In fact it is not recommended.

  21. GaryReed

    GaryReed F1 Rookie

    Feb 9, 2002
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    Track car= F1
    Street car= 6-spd
  22. AMA328

    AMA328 F1 Rookie

    Nov 12, 2002
    ABQ-67me68-OKC :)
  23. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2001
    Redmond, WA
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    Willis H
    Would that be 7 speed manual or 7 speed F1?
  24. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
    Consultant Owner

    Jan 13, 2003
    Jupiter, FL
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    Paul Bianco
    F1 for me.
    I am surprised at the results so far. 3 out of 4 say 6 speed!
  25. LouB

    LouB Formula 3

    Apr 15, 2001
    FL, OR
    Interesting results so far. 2 1/2 to one F chat preference for the 6speed vs ( I believe) 4 to 1 preference for F1 by people who actually buy the car.
  26. F328 BobD

    F328 BobD Formula 3

    Mar 17, 2001
    Southlake, TX
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    I'd take either one in my 328! Five years now and I'm still trying to shift to 6th when cruising on the highway... but it still aint there.
  27. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
    Los Altos Hills, CA
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    Gary B.
    Well, FNA has a lot to say about that. 6 spd 360s are pretty rare, even if you buy new.

  28. bboxer

    bboxer Formula Junior

    Aug 6, 2001
    No Gary, when you ordered your 360 (up until recently), you always had a choice of transmissions. most were ordered with F1's.

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