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The Genesis G70 shares the same platform and engine as the Stinger, but the upcoming Genesis G70 sport sedan gains something its Kia Stinger cousin lacks, a manual transmission. I have a feeling there will be a big demand for the stick-shift option on the new G70 and I wonder if it will cause Kia to consider a manual gearbox for the Stinger in the future.
 

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There's something to be said for the driving experience that comes from driving a stick, especially in a performance model like the Stinger. Why do you think there is so much interest in the gearbox of the new FT-1 Supra? Because car enthusiasts know that when it comes to tuning, a manual tranny is the way to go.
 

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Lol I don't know if you ever driven a standard car before, but there is "fun" factor to it that can't really be measured. It's not all about maximizing performance, but providing the best driving experience. I think we'll be surprised with how popular the manual option will be on the G70, especially considering how increasingly rare its becoming.
 

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I love all the new hot hatches on the market, and I saw some renderings of a sportsbrake G70, which I think suits it. I was pretty disappointed when I saw the specs for the new Kia Rio GT, which has a pretty lackluster powertrain.
 

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There seem to be a lot of manufacturers jumping on the band "wagon". The XF shooting brake out of Jaguar has been getting some solid reviews, and most publications seem to think its actually of better value than the sedan model.
 
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