ugh i think the same way about automatics now. they think for themselves, shift when they think its time, not when i think its time. ill never go back to that crap.
and the clutch is different on different cars. i tried learning on my dads 89 dodge spirit, i couldnt even get it to move. then i drove my freinds rsx, only stalled it once and i liked it. then drove the tbird again and hated it, automatics, so monotoneous and boring, made me want to sleep on the way to work in the mornings. so test drove a floatilla of new cars, rsx, rx8,v6 stangs, sn95 GT's(which are badass, yet not as quick as the GST, but the exhaust is enough to give wood), srt4, evo(freinds idea hes a salesman for kia so he just goes to lots and asks if he can test drive to compare and they give him the keys), but i wasnt really impressed with any of them. but my cousin came one day and he has just a GS eclipse, non turbo, slow as hell. but it was really fun to drive. the engine makes alot more torque than the civics i was looking at yet has no high end. originally my sights were set on a gs to rice out, full kit, paint, spoiler, rims, system, the works. then i stumbled on a gst spyder for the same price they sell GS's for. had to do it.
but the sn95 4.6ers should only be around 6 grand in good condition. i wouldnt pay 11 for one unless it had **** done and was truly badass. i would love a 96-98 GT, black 5spd. i test drove one a while ago and it was sweet, had this awesome exhaust tone, way better than the tbirds. id get the GT. cause a turbo car just means more **** can go wrong, and when it does, things can get pricey.
1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that
2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold