I had a 1974 Peugeot diesel 4-speed that had a"funny" first gear. It felt like the syncros were broke, as in completely gone. After a while I realized Peugeot probably didn't put syncros in first gear, given that first gear is typically used from a stop. After a while I learned how to downshift it into first gear without the clutch.
5 speed '91 190E 2.6 320,000 mi. (new car, fast, smooth as silk six, couldn't find any more Peugeots)
5 speed '85 Peugeot 505 2.5l Turbo Diesel 266,000 mi. (old car, fast for a diesel, had 2 others)
5 speed '01 Jetta V6 (new wifes car, pretty quick)
5 speed '85 Peugeot 505 2.2l Turbo Gas 197,000 mi. (wifes car, faster, sadly gone just short of 200k )
5 speed '83 Yamaha 750 Maxim 14,000 mi. (fastest)
0 speed 4' x 8' 1800 lb Harbor Freight utility trailer (only as fast as what's pulling it)
Last edited by Jim Anderson; 10-26-2001 at 07:22 PM.