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Old 01-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Scary. Notice the manual transmission.

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Love it!

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I can't imagine having to manually shift while driving off-road. It's hard enough juggling an iPhone, iPad, iced soy latte, meatball parm, and stogie.

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A stick is one thing I missed in my SMB. Also, if my Excursion didn't already have an upgraded automatic transmission, I would have considered converting it to a manual trans.

I have the same ZF 5 speed in my Bronco that this van has and I love it. I don't deny that it can make thing a little more challenging, and usually at the worst possible time, but I wouldn't change it for anything.


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Not being a motor head, I look at that and wonder who can fix it when it breaks. It seems like it is cobbled together from a lot of manufacturers parts so you would either need several excellent mechanics or be one your self.
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I was thinking it was bitchin' myself, but there again I am a "motorhead"
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Not being a motor head, I look at that and wonder who can fix it when it breaks. It seems like it is cobbled together from a lot of manufacturers parts so you would either need several excellent mechanics or be one your self.

I can think of 4 shops in Corvallis off the top of my head that would have not problem with that beast!

Corvallis has a unique mix of well-qualified mechanics who can do actual fabrication. All of those components are common enough parts should be stocked on the shelf at Napa or CarQuest, and if something needs serious machining that's pretty easy to get done too here in town.
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I can think of 4 shops in Corvallis off the top of my head that would have not problem with that beast!

Corvallis has a unique mix of well-qualified mechanics who can do actual fabrication. All of those components are common enough parts should be stocked on the shelf at Napa or CarQuest, and if something needs serious machining that's pretty easy to get done too here in town.
That is good to know. Have been thinking about changing vans but definitely want an EB. It is just the two of us but I would really like the extra room. Cannot justify a 4x4. But then again, why do we need justification.
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