Which one would you choose? (manual transmissions of course).
As I was driving home from work today, and concentrating on not grinding 3rd gear with a worn out synchro, I had a thought. If the transmission on my ‘05 Focus takes a crap and were to leave me with only one functioning gear, which one would I want? With some experimenting, I decided on 3rd. I can get it going from a stop without too much slipping, it is flexible enough to be comfortable in a good range of in town speeds, and in a pinch I could manage short distances on the freeway in the slow lane.
What would be your one-speed choice and why?