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post #1 of 131 Old 12-22-2006, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Stick vs. Auto

Which and why?

I just love driving sticks. (Don't read anything into that!)

They make better burnouts too!

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post #2 of 131 Old 12-22-2006, 11:17 PM
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Up until this point I've chosen automatics because they're better for drag racing, and I've never owned a manual car.

I will probably get an automatic.

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manual. they're funner to drive.



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post #4 of 131 Old 12-23-2006, 04:44 AM
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Manual transmission cars can be a PITA in heavy traffic. When you have open road or a curvy stretch with no traffic they are a blast.

If the next Camaro has a 6 or 7 speed auto I'll go for that.
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6 speed thank you very much. my car is auto but i driven manuals and they are so much more fun to drive. and i dont plan on driving it daily so traffic won't be too much of a worry. also, it makes it wife proof or girlfriend proof. unless u taught them stick


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Stick for cruising auto for bruising. Since My 4th gen will be my race car my 5th gen will be a stick. Wife don't know what she wants yet she said she gotta feel them first.

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USA1Camaro = "Manual transmission cars can be a PITA in heavy traffic."

I would totally have to disagree. I have OWNED and driven several FAST stick cars and traffic in downtown Houston has never been a problem for me.

What is the extent of your exposure to manul transmissions?

OctaneZ28 = "Up until this point I've chosen automatics because they're better for drag racing, and I've never owned a manual car."

As far as an Auto being quicker for drag racing, I would again have to disagree. I feel Auto's are more consistent and therefore easier to drive AND with all of the rich kids that try to go racing it is better, because I have found that there are actually very FEW good drivers with a stick.

The auto trannies these days are GREAT compared to the stock th350 and powerglides of yesteryear.

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For most people a manual trans is a hassle in daily traffic situations.

Im not sure what I would get just yet. So far it looks like a nice Automatic, but we'll see

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For most people a manual trans is a hassle in daily traffic situations.

Im not sure what I would get just yet. So far it looks like a nice Automatic, but we'll see

Yeah you are probably right, MOST people can't handle a stick.

You guys better get autos!

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Yeah you are probably right, MOST people can't handle a stick.

You guys better get autos!
Yeah, I'm sure you can outdrive many people here

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