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Which and why?

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

They make better burnouts too!
 

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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 :D
 

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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 :D

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

You guys better get autos!:rotflmao:
 

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Oh yeah baby! I was pretty good with my other Camaros. I only varied between each run about a tenth at the most, on street tires.

I was a decent driver, but I was not trying to make money at it either.
 

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I've driven plenty of manual transmission equipped cars. My current car has a 6 speed. In a long traffic jam it can be a hassle inching up.

I gave up my CDL years ago (mistake) but I've shifted my share of gears.
 

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2/3 of Camaros Will Have The A6 Automatic

Based on current buying trends, including Corvettes and others, 2/3's of the new Camaros will have the A6 paddle shift auto. The A6 lessens the past performance and mileage difference between the A4 auto and the six speed GM manual.

Never owned an automatic, but if you haven't driven the new GM A6 paddle shift, probably premature to criticize it.
 

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Personally, I'd take the M6 over the A/T tranny. The car feels under your control and feels more like a sports car.
 

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Personally, I'd take the M6 over the A/T tranny. The car feels under your control and feels more like a sports car.
I agree.

I need to try one of those "paddle shift" autos, definitely, but it's NOT a manual!

NHRA Pro Stock, is or has changed to full manual. I would still have to say that autos ARE faster, but not because of the components. It's the operator.

Good stuff guys.
 

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we dont know :confused::confused::confused: we are hoping it's up there :popcorn:
 

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I would like a 6 speed when it comes to real hp 500+ you have to run such a high stall in a automatic is it really worth it?
 

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I would like a 6 speed when it comes to real hp 500+ you have to run such a high stall in a automatic is it really worth it?
If the engine has tendencies to only make power at higher speeds I would agree. If you have a high torque engine that can still make power throughout the rpm range then an outrageous stall speed wouldn't be needed.
 
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