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Old 09-27-2006, 04:19 PM
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Manuals are way better than Autos.
Better fuel economy
Saves your brakes(Downshifting)
More Fun
Better performance.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:54 PM
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agree with you for 99% of the time, hence why i drive a stick, but trust me theres moments its like F**K i wish i had auto, like stuck on the freeway in stop and go traffic, or times when im in a massive rush, or im drained, and i just am shifting really badly (with bucking and all) and although that rarely happens, when i am like that i get so pissed that im not shifting properly, but i tend to be in to much of a rush or to tired to really change that

also, not that i condone it, but when i drove a slushbox i never did rolling stops, now when im in neighborhoods i know well enough that the traffic is limited, im always doing rolling stops so i dont have to start from rest so much, not something i condone, and something im going to try and cut down on it, but, unless youre a real crazy driver, its not osmething your usually going to do in a auto car

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Old 09-27-2006, 05:10 PM
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i would never get a stick on my first car, and no one can convince me otherwise. the only way down the road i would get a stick is if it was a second car, for the like the weekends or whatnot.
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yeah and whenever i get my first car, it better be an automatic. i will only drive a stick if its paddle shift. just seems so much easier.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:32 PM
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Well geez, guys. At least learn to drive a stick. A car "enthusiast" that can't drive a manual is like a hunter that doesn't know how to use a gun...or any number of other similes.
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im not saying i wont learn... i just dont want it to be a permanent thing for me.
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yeah i didnt say i wasnt gonna learn, i just said i dont want it to be one more thing i have to worry about when i start driving. i probably will end up learning on a stick anyways.
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Quote, originally posted by MkRylan »

Saves your brakes(Downshifting)
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All automatics these days have a little handy selection that says "L"...

BTW, isn't it kinda ridiculous to get a slightly used luxury car as a first car? I mean, once you get a nice car like that, it's hard afterwards to go a step down.




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Quote, originally posted by MkRylan »
Manuals are way better than Autos.
Better fuel economy
Saves your brakes(Downshifting)
More Fun
Better performance.

An automatic will outrun a stick on the 1/4 mile any day.

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stock with the right driver a manual transmissioned car will take the auto equivalent (though not by much sicne and auto isnt really htat crippling) but yes, automatics do have much more potential for dragracing, as humans can only shift so fast, and when equipped with a high performance torque converter and assortments an auto will def tae away from a stick on the quarter

also zwei, i wouldnt recommend going down to the L for engine braking, like down a hill its smarter to use, but just when coasting to a stop light and lowering it to L is not hte safest move as automatic transmissions create a lot of heat, and by continuasly placing it in L when rolling to a stop sign, the transmission is wearing away much faster.


but i dont drive stick for the speed, for the gas savings, or fo rthe potential brake pad life savings, i drive it becuase it makes driving so much more fun. as i said there are days when i wake up and am like i wishi had an auto, but on days when im not like that a stick makes it that much more worthwhile, your significantly more in tune with your car, and its such a more natural experience, plus

REAL MEN DRIVE STICK

okay maybe thats not true, but it definitely doesnt hurt your manliness, and i always have respect for a gal who can row through the gears

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