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The Barra builds torque much earlier and the Ford V8s were lazy in their power delivery, that's why they were quicker.I vaguely remember way back when they were first released, the turbo Barra equipped Falcon was quicker in the twisty stuff when compared to the V8 powered equivilant.....In a straight line, the V8 was quicker when it got to the higher speeds....The turbo 6 got it off the mark and in the lower speed range...This was due to weight difference
Love driving my manual.So I have found a couple of VE utes, one locally. Only issue is it's a manual. Like to gauge peeps thought on the manual? Is the clutch fairly solid on the VE, what I mean is, is it a bastard to push in? Last floor shift manual Holden I remember trying was a Torana with Aussie four speed and that thing gave your left leg a work out every time you pushed the clutch in. I'm only considering a manual because autos are a lot less common than manuals. I have only seen one auto VE ute in the whole State over the last 10 days, but a reasonable number of manuals. Also is driving a modern manual like the old days where you are forever changing gears?
Just trying to gauge whether I am going to regret getting a manual if I was to buy one?
I’ve got a bung shoulder and knees so I own and drive autos. But I do miss not having a manual...Just trying to gauge whether I am going to regret getting a manual if I was to buy one?