Manual or Auto? - - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
5th Generation Camaro News & General Discussion News Articles & General Discussion about the 5th Generation Camaro.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
nyggiantsfn80's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 76
Manual or Auto?

Hey guys, just wanna see what everyone went with for their camaro, manual or automatic, and what made you choose. I chose manual because this car is gnna be a blast to drive in stick. Whats your take on it?
nyggiantsfn80 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Veteran Member
80s_Adam's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pittsburgh & Texas
Posts: 4,203
I bought an auto because it's my daily driver.
80s_Adam is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 12:42 AM
projectSS's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 422
i bought stick because a sports car should shift when i tell it to. plus i don't drive it in traffic. then it would suck
projectSS is offline  
post #4 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 97
I ordered an auto because its going to be my main / only vehicle.
BaylorAirForce is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 05:09 AM
ThunderSS's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East of Houston
Posts: 167
It's my main daily driver.. but I ordered a manual..
Nothing like driving a sports car and shifting..
My Z28 is an auto, and it gets boring driving it..
even though it has a 3500 stalled A4 Transmission. It will put out a 1.78 60ft
Which aint to bad for a stock internal engine..

2010 Camaro RS/SS HKE Forged 416 CID Stroker /2005 Silver Cadillac Escalade
510 HP/482 Ft. Lbs
ThunderSS is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 06:18 AM
-MD- Enforcer's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northeast Ohio, In the Lake
Posts: 486
I'll be getting an auto since I'll be doing a lot of bracket racing.

Daily Driver, 13', LFX, 6L50, 1LT, Summit White (GAZ) Camaro, [email protected]
Weekend Racer, 99', LD9/LG0/W41, 4T40E, Aquamarine Z24, Rebuild/upgrade In-Process, 13s here I come
-MD- Enforcer is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 06:41 AM
BobGreenTX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lumberton, TX
Posts: 459
Manual shift in a sports car is the only way to go unless you are driving in city stop and go traffic then it would be a little hectic. If most of your driving is on open roads then the 6 speed manual is the way to go.
BobGreenTX is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 06:55 AM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,818
Welcome to next time before you make a post please use the search up above and see if there is a post that has been already made before you go further. Hey we all make this mistake its all good

I love reading everyones comments and opinions on whats better. Just buy what suits you and live with it lol

Manuals are fun if you want to bring out the kid in yourself again lol Layn rubber , shifting through the gears and dumping the clutch woooohoooo we have all done it lol Only thing about a manual that sucks is the driving in city traffic.

Autos are great for everyday driving and drag racing..I dont know many people who can outshift todays modern automatic transmission. Until you have driven todays A6 tranny dont dis it.

both have advantages and disadvantages buy it , live with it and enjoy it.

Last edited by Jekyll-N-Hyde; 07-23-2009 at 07:03 AM.
Jekyll-N-Hyde is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 07:36 AM
hddan's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 338
It's your money and what is best is what you want. I have had my A6 1SS since 5/20/09 and I love it. I am from Boston so traffic figures into it for me, plus I like to drag race. On the way to work this morning I used the paddles all of the way. It is very entertaining in this mode. all that is missing from the automatic is the clutch pedal. Only a professional racer will match my shifts. The automatic will NOT miss a shift! Oh, yeah, a Porche Tiptronic 9-11 isn't a sports car? How about a formula one Ferrari? Why don't grand prix racers use stick shifts any more?
hddan is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old 07-23-2009, 08:14 AM
Junior Member
PonyMan's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
All "Big Boy Toys" should only come with sticks! No, all my daily drivers are automatics, the weekend toys are manuals.

2010 2SS/RS BLK/IOM, and IOM STRIPES, 2008 Solstice GXP Roadster: Brazen Orange w/darkside top
PonyMan is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome