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  • I prefer a manual transmission

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  • I prefer an automatic transmission

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  • I don't know how to drive a car with a manual transmission

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    Re: Automatic or manual

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    automatic, its hard to steer, shift and reload all at the same time!



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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Do you know how to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission and if so, do you prefer manual or automatic?

    I ask because I am amazed at how many people I've run across lately, that can't drive a stick. I guess I just assumed that at some point, everyone learns how - but I'm learning there are a TON of people who can't and who have no desire to learn.

    I prefer a manual transmission because it allows me more control of my vehicle - especially in bad weather.
    I've driven three manual transmission cars -- two I owned and one is Tom's. Tom's is a Nissan pick-up; I owned a little red convertible MR2; and also drove a Geo Metro a long time ago. Oh! And drove Tom's Corvette a few times (nicknamed Raggedy Ass).

    I love manual transmissions. I get bored in traffic and thoroughly enjoy shifting through the gears. I own an automatic now, but maybe some time I'll get another sports car--and, for sure, it'll be manual.
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    a few top sports cars no longer are avaliable with traditional manuals as the dual clutch autos are can be faster then any human in shifting gears, and they can be adapted for launch control easier
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    automatic, its hard to steer, shift and reload all at the same time!
    In such cases the passenger is expected to hold on the steering wheel
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Does not matter as "manual" transmissions, especially in the context of exotics, high end coupes, and some luxury cars have abandoned manual transmissions for electronic controlled automatics (electro hydraulics) where they can add in manual overrides with paddle shifters and similar mechanisms to control the transmission without a clutch sitting next to the break pedal. This transition has been going on for years now, I enjoy the manual override on my 07 Infiniti M45 Sport. Still automatic, but can shift into a manual mode controlling the transmission (granted mine is not with paddle shifters which would be nice.) You have these double clutch systems and other complex transmission types now that can shift up and down through gears now far quicker than someone can using an older style manual transmission yet still has the basic feel and control of a manual transmission. Give it another 3... 4... perhaps 5 years and there will be no reason to have manual old style clutch on the floor transmissions with the exception of larger commercial trucks, transport systems and perhaps agricultural/farm vehicles. I would suspect that even the mid grade sports cars and perhaps some American sports cars (granted they tend to be stubborn adopting performance technology last) will experiment with this in the years to come. I just see little reason to hold onto manual transmissions when all the technology added onto these newer complex automatic / manual override transmissions exists now (especially when you add in launch controls, rev controls, vehicle dynamic control systems, and automatic down shift controls that can be baked into the set up.)

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    In such cases the passenger is expected to hold on the steering wheel
    nah, she's the door gunner



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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Manuals are better on gas, more fun to drive, and faster. (Unless of course your talking about the dual clutch automatics.) So yeah I prefer manuals for a fun car but my day to day driver I would rather have an automatic.

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    Manuals are better on gas, more fun to drive, and faster. (Unless of course your talking about the dual clutch automatics.) So yeah I prefer manuals for a fun car but my day to day driver I would rather have an automatic.
    The 7 sp auto in the Nissan 370 Z is faster then the 6 spd manual when using the paddle shifter
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The 7 sp auto in the Nissan 370 Z is faster then the 6 spd manual when using the paddle shifter
    Yeah a 7 speed with more aggressive gear ratios is going to be faster than a 6 speed even if it is automatic. However from what I saw online it was literally .1 seconds in the quarter.

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