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This is a discussion on Finally Ready to Jump Ship. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am now ready to own a Trans Am. After years of saving, researching and comparing... the T/A is the ...

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    Finally Ready to Jump Ship.

    I am now ready to own a Trans Am. After years of saving, researching and comparing... the T/A is the one. I now drive a POS Rustang and I am to say the least... sick of it.

    I always liked Camaros and T/A's. Love the LS1... the T/A from what I have seen and heard are almost bulletproof.

    I have a few questions for the owners.

    I have 3 T/A's that I am deciding on and all are spotless. All stock... with one having stereo mods, and exhaust mods... otherwise stock.

    1. 02 Red w/ 46k miles 6M WS6 for $18k

    2. 02 Collector's w 58k miles 6M for $17k

    3. 02 Red w 44k miles A4 WS6 for $17k

    I love stick... but I know the autos shift right on. What do you guys think... auto v stick??

    I'm a decent stick driver... not the best... i'm ok.

    Gas mileage??? "normal" driving... what are you guys getting. Better MPG on auto or stick??

    Sorry If I am asking too many questions since I'm a newbie... but where else am I gonna get this info. I am gonna pick up one of these this week.

    Thanks.

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    get the collectors M6 and you'll love it as much as I love mine! p.s. check out the post i just made about the collectors ed above this one.

    and a M6 will always get better gas millage then an auto.

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    collectors editionalso has my vote

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    I'd get the Red M6 WS6. I love my 6-Speed, some people say they don't like manuals due to traffic, I say they have weak legs. The fun you can have with a 6-Speed outweighs any downfall you will ever get from it.

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    My personal opinion would be to go with the Collector's Edition...Rarity, Manuals are definately more fun to drive (you'll get better with practice), Red gets me pulled over, etc.

    The T56 (the manual 6 Speed) is almost bullet proof.

    You can get upwards of 25mpg on the highway if you're in 6th and going about the speed limit. But seriously, who buys a muscle car for good gas mileage? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiD WiCKeD View Post
    I'd get the Red M6 WS6. I love my 6-Speed, some people say they don't like manuals due to traffic, I say they have weak legs. The fun you can have with a 6-Speed outweighs any downfall you will ever get from it.
    the collectors edition is also manual... u cant go wrong with the CETA

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    Thanks guys... to be honest I am a bit partial to the CETA... it's very rare that I see one. The red is sexy but... the CETA just has that something extra.

    What kind of MPG #s are you guys getting??... if you keep track??? lol.

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    lol if you think RED gets you pulled over.. try driving a HUGE BANANA!!! rofl the CETA gets pulled over WAY more then red because now a days you can buy a Focus that's red =p

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    I'm not big on the CETA, the Yellow and Graphics are too much for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojerlockless View Post
    because now a days you can buy a Focus that's red =p
    lol...funny story...my grandfather, who is 84, just bought a Red Supercharged Focus, and then asked me if i wanted to race. I couldn't stop laughing for a good half hour.

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    collectors edition FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    lol...funny story...my grandfather, who is 84, just bought a Red Supercharged Focus, and then asked me if i wanted to race. I couldn't stop laughing for a good half hour.
    I don't know what's funnier, the fact that's he's 84 and wants to race, or the fact he wants to race in a focarse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Wretched View Post

    What kind of MPG #s are you guys getting??... if you keep track??? lol.

    I checked my mpg's once or twice last summer on a couple short trips. Hit 25 mpg. I suspect it would be better on a long trip.


    And..... I vote for the M6. So sweet to drive.... I would even drive the "arrest me red" TA.

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    make sure you get those prices down! i just picked up an 02 WS6 M6 with 47K for $16k

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    ^^ FL is probably one of the worst places to buy cars... They don't negotiate here... lol.

    Thanks for all the responses. I feel welcomed already.

    It'll be tough. I heading down to check out the "go ahead and pull me over already" red T/A with the 6M. 60 Mile trip. Not bad... I'll let you know how it goes.

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    i think they are all ugly, get a black one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    i think they are all ugly, get a black one.
    you know...I was going to say this, but a CETA would be awesome to own. But I daily drive my T/A, so I guess that would be a bad idea.

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    If those were the only options that you found and will go with, then get the collectors edition. Im not so hot for red or yellow cars but for the same price your going to have something thats worth a lot more, keep it in mint condition and low miles and soon its going to be worth twice as much easily. M6 is the best IMO, great tranny, great gas milage and is much better then auto. You will get use to driving it in no time.

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    m6 definately better, either choice is good cause its a ta,id jump on ceta if it was me.

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    true true

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