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Manual or Automatic car?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MoneyIsTheGod, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. MoneyIsTheGod

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    Which one would you prefer and why?
     
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    Manual

    Automatics are for the dense.


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  3. MuayThai

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    Manual.

    Automatics are for the girls.
     
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  4. smartboyhere

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    Auto Gear - I can use my free hand to play with my Girl instead of Gear.
     
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    I had driven manual cars all my life and a few years ago decided to go for an automatic for a change.

    Wish I had my manual gearbox back now, I miss the full control.
     
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    I drive manual but I like auto as well - used to have a vw golf auto and it's nice how you can just put your foot to the floor and it does all the work for you.
     
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    Yeah manual is more enjoyable to me too.
     
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    I have both stickshift and automatic cars the only negative is going uphill on a stickshift is scary af lol
     
  10. archon10

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    I drive a sports car so I get a lot of shit for choosing manual, but drinking coffee + texting + changing radio stations + dog in car = no manual for me.

    I drove a manual for years. It's fun except in traffic.

    ETA: I have the paddle shifts on my steering wheel, so I can switch to manual too if I want to.
     
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    This is the reason one of my best friends is dying in a hospital bed as I type this. Please don't text and drive.

    I live in the city, 30 stoplights in 6 miles, max speed 45. Automatic all the way.
     
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    Definitely manual. you will miss the xcitement of driving without it dude. My advice- dont go for auto.
     
  13. Mercury_Hg

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    Manual forever.
     
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    You do all that when you drive and ur still alive?
     
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    If you're a girl or live in the US, get an automatic. Otherwise, manual :)
     
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    ^ This. The free hand can be ... handy ;)

    I drive in the city and I'm not really hot for driving so for me it's automatic. But I do get why people like manual so I guess there's no universal best way.
     
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    Tiptronic all day! You don't have to waste your energy, and you can shift gears manually if thats what you like.
     
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    I'm skilled as a motha fuckah.
     
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  19. jerky7

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    Been driving manual for 13 years now, it gets kinda old (especially in traffic). I guess my next one will be automatic.
     
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    Manual Transmission:
    Pros:
    - You can start with a pusher
    - The car can be towed if stalled
    - Greater dynamics during acceleration
    - The fastest response to movement of the gas pedal
    - Less likely to fail
    - Easier to design, easier parts replacement
    - Initially when buying cheaper and cheaper to maintain
     
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