Olds Buick 3.8 w/manual xmsns. Do they exist?

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Just wondering. The mileage those cars get is pretty good and would be more comfortable than an older Honda. Just an idea, any opinions?
 
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Probably not what you have in mind... but I owned a 1975 Buick Skyhawk in high school. Had an odd-fire 3.8L with a 5-speed.
 
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From the factory? No. I've heard of people modding W-body cars with the manual trans from the Cobalt SS, though. It takes a lot of mechanical skill and a lot of tweaking to the wiring harness and the computer.
 
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I believe some later 90's into early 2000's Camaro have this combination. My sister-in law who is a patent attorney making well into the $300's has one parked in Manhattan somewhere for her city escapes. She does not fit the image whatsoever of the car. Drop dead gorgeous and wears $500-$1000 outfits.
 
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Get a 2000-2002 Camaro/Firebird 3.8L - you'll enjoy it. I had one for 60,000 miles.
 
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Sure you can get a Buick 3.8 in rear drive configuration mated to a manual transmission if you live in a country that sell's Russian built ARO's.
 
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Probably not what you have in mind... but I owned a 1975 Buick Skyhawk in high school. Had an odd-fire 3.8L with a 5-speed.
Looks like I had a typo there. I meant 1976. It was a neat little car... plenty of power, good gas mileage (for the era- got around 28), drove and handled nice with its power steering/manual brakes. The engine sounded kinda funny, as it has the early "odd-fire" configuration- basically it sounded like a V8 with two cylinders missing... 'cause that's exactly what it was. I drove it for about a year, and finally got rid of it when I could afford something better. But yeah... a camaro fits your criteria. But why buy a car specifically for the engine? The GM 3.8 is a very good engine... but so are lots of others.
 
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Somehow it seems to me that he wouldn't necessarily consider a Camaro if his other choice would have been a Honda. Maybe that's just me, though.
 
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Agreed..he's looking for something more comfortable than a Honda....a Firebird / Camaro wouldn't usually fit that bill unless he's referring to a 79 Civic. I think he's wanting a LeSabre or Park Avenue with 5 on the floor, which would be an interesting aftermarket install but not available from the factory. The only M/T Buick I've ever seen was an 80-something Skyhawk wagon owned by my uncle, but that had a 2.0.
 
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Like onion, when I first saw this thread, my thought was a 1970's h-body with a V-6 and 5-speed...I hadn't thought about the Camaro/Firebird option....but that's about it......
 
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