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16-21 14 11.97%
22-28 26 22.22%
29-35 29 24.79%
36-41 13 11.11%
42-49 18 15.38%
50-70 17 14.53%
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I must be one of the oldest here...48, and back in the manual transmission "saddle" (never will I fall "soft", for a boring slush box ride..again).

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I'm not that far behind you in age, Ex! How r u man? Say, on a separate note, on Thursday nite I stopped by my dealer for a wash. I parked the car in the garage and this morning when I took it out I noticed that my shift knob was turned about 15 degrees clockwise of its original position, making the gears' label look twisted. I turned it back to make them look "upright" but was wondering why that happened. The porter guy at the dealer must have been heavy handed though I didn't notice it then, it was dark. The question is, do I need to keep turning / rotating the shift know clockwise until it can't turn any more? I just turned counterclockwise to set it right, but if it had been turned past that 12 o' clock position, it tells me there can be a full other turn clockwise. Would that be accurate? Thanks!
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I'm not that far behind you in age, Ex! How r u man? Say, on a separate note, on Thursday nite I stopped by my dealer for a wash. I parked the car in the garage and this morning when I took it out I noticed that my shift knob was turned about 15 degrees clockwise of its original position, making the gears' label look twisted. I turned it back to make them look "upright" but was wondering why that happened. The porter guy at the dealer must have been heavy handed though I didn't notice it then, it was dark. The question is, do I need to keep turning / rotating the shift know clockwise until it can't turn any more? I just turned counterclockwise to set it right, but if it had been turned past that 12 o' clock position, it tells me there can be a full other turn clockwise. Would that be accurate? Thanks!
Hey Caliche..good to hear back from you, Bro!

For the GJ shift knob to be installed right and to be sure, just uninstall first by rotating the knob counterclockwise about 10 times (it should), until loose. Then install it back by turning the knob back, clockwise. Around the 5th-6th rotation, "torque" begins to go up...keep going, until you hit the final, 10th rotation (@ 12 o'clock) and...Voila! Going over 10, would be over tightening it.

http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/yhst-24809...knobmanual.pdf

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Great, thanks a lot, and good to hear from you too, man! I'll check out the link too.
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What's up with the 36 - 41 year olds? Are they the "lost" generation?

I'm your huckleberry: 38 here. Traded in my 2011 335d in July. Wanted something simpler and with a manual trans. The 6 fit the bill. Surprised how many under 20 here: at 20 I was driving a modified Mustang 5.0 (a Fox body, of course).


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I'm your huckleberry: 38 here. Traded in my 2011 335d in July. Wanted something simpler and with a manual trans. The 6 fit the bill. Surprised how many under 20 here: at 20 I was driving a modified Mustang 5.0 (a Fox body, of course).


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Yeah, this message board isn't an even cross section of mazda 6 owners, since it takes a certain kind of person to bother to sign up and post, but it does represent the population distribution of america pretty good. The back end of Gen X is pretty small population wise. I'm 37 by the way.

As far as the under 20 crowd goes, the thing that suprises me is them having the means for such a new car, but everybody's situation is unique so no need to comment on that more.


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By the way, ExB5, I haven't gotten around to this yet but, when I unscrew the shift knob and prior to screwing it on again, I assume I need to start at "0" position, that is, with the gear label aligned at the 12 o' clock position and then starting to turn it around clockwise from there for the 10 whole turns?
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Damn I must be the youngest one here, I'm 17 with a 2015 touring 6mt in liquid silver


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I'm w/ @ExB5 & @solar365 ......37, I hit 38 next mth! I also returned back to MT after years of the boring ATX.....could have gone with another TSX or IS250 but I'd rather fun to drive right now. I said it before, come my 50's I will have something fast, convertible, and MTX but until then I will play the conservative game.
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@ballsy...Come to think of it, I'm more conservative back then. When I had my B5 variant/wagon (to top it off), on a manumatic Tiptronic at 34y/o. Driving that slushbox car to me felt "cushy soft"..it gave me that "Buick crowd" sensation lol, I dunno. I truly regretted getting that automatic car. I realized then, that driving with a slush...it just wasn't me. I also can see my future self in an MX5..PRHT, HT Coupe or Shooting Brake version (or any RWD ND Sky-Activ platform derivative), is just fine with me..as long as it is a manual. I will be a happy camper...
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