I went from driving a GTI to a Ram 1500 crew cab with a 6.5' bed. It took some getting used to but now it doesn't even feel that big.
I wouldn't buy a truck with anything less than a 6' bed personally. I like to carry a few of my surfboards at most times and want to be able to lock them under...
I haven't tried any deterrents, but I haven't had any encounters in all the hours I've spent in the ocean. If the population keeps rising and they become more frequent in my area as the ocean temp rises I might consider one. What's the name of the company your husband uses?
That's me from last week's hurricane Larry swell.
We have Great Whites here, the numbers are increasing as well, but not like Western Australia. I'd still paddle out there, but I'd definitely be on high alert.
Not really a collector of anything for sentimental, emotional or monetary reasons, but like others here, I also have a safe full of guns.
My main "hobby", or way of life really, is surfing. started 25 years ago and been through many surf boards. My current collection consists of 8 boards.
Lol there's not even an argument to make, the auto will absolutely be faster. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves.
And it will be fun. Paddle shifters can still be fun.
But I'm still getting a manual because I doubt I'll ever have the chance to again. That's the only reason...
You don't have to justify yourself for getting an auto. People act like driving a manual makes you elite, but 15 year olds with zero driving experience can learn it in half an hour. It's not difficult at all.
Driving a sporty car with paddle shifters is still fun, and it will without a doubt be...
I can't believe this is a 3 page thread. They're not even in the same class in my mind. The only similarities are 2 door, RWD and manual, might as well throw in a 992 911, or maybe an Aston Martin Vantage for comparison.
For me, I'm looking at AMS intake, AMS heat exchanger, AAM 3" full resonated downpipe, Stillen 2.5" 'cat-back' exhaust, BTuned tune, HKS BOV.
That should hopefully get it to mid-high 400's HP/ low-mid 500's TQ to the wheels.