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post #1 of 40 Old 03-25-2010, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Need some more help guys (and gals)

I've had my face stuck to my computer doing research about the Camaro and I still can't really decide what type of transmission is the best to have... Could you guys give me some advantages and disadvantages of having manual and auto transmission?
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I got the automatic cause my round trip between home to work to bank to work back to home is a total of 15 miles and i go through 28 traffic lights. If i had a longer ride with no lights i would have gotten the M6

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It comes down to personal preference. I like driving a stick, especially in a performance car. It's a little pain when driving in traffic, but I still prefer it.


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Its all choice really...
I believe most to think manual is more sporty, and you have more control of the car (since you control gear). If you like to romp around, rev the engine and what not.

Automatic is better if its going to be a daily driver, not for fun but for looks. Automatic is get in and go, you can romp around for sure, but its point and go.

I'm a manual sort of guy, I love shifting, slaming thru gears, downshifting etc etc...its a sport/muscle car thing. I personally think automatic belongs in trucks and 'other' cars or those who don't like / know how to drive manual.

If your looking for numbers, like which will get better gas mileage there is probably another thread listing that. But end all, i (personally) don't think you should choose auto/manual based on 0-60 times or mpg or anything of the such. It should be on what your looking to do with your car.
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post #5 of 40 Old 03-25-2010, 01:51 PM
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The biggest pro for the manual transmission is that my gf can't drive it!!

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i have more fun with the manual... plus the LS3 is sooo nice



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The biggest pro for the manual transmission is that my gf can't drive it!!
Mine either!
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post #8 of 40 Old 03-25-2010, 01:59 PM
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Manual all the way. I test drove a 6-speed automatic corvette once and it was...boring... And the car felt lazy compared to my manual transmission Camaro. Unless you get the automatics tuned for performance shifting, I think they tend to make the car feel more spongy than snappy. But in the end it's really a personal decision. You just need to ask yourself if you want to row gears or let the car row the gears for you. If you plan to modify your engine, I believe the manual transmissions tend to be a little cheaper to modify since they don't have the AFM system on them.
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post #9 of 40 Old 03-25-2010, 05:56 PM
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Is your looking into an SS, M6 all the way. LS3 FTW!!!!!!

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post #10 of 40 Old 03-25-2010, 06:00 PM
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I chose the auto because I have a 20ish mile each way commute on the parking lot we know here as Loop 410. My next Camaro will be a manual SS that I'll use for weekend pleasure driving

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