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Stick Or Auto?  
User currently offlineAirNova From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

What do you guys prefer? Automatic or manual transmission? I prefer manual.

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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Stick.

DeltaSFO



It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 970 times:

I am like the only one I know who prefers Automatic. I don't have the patience to deal with a stick, especially in traffic. When I press the gas, thats all I want to do. I'm usually to busy changing CD's to want to have to deal with shifting.

User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 960 times:

I have only ever driven auto, but I have also only been driving for 5 months. I know my parents want me to learn a stck at some point, but I just have no reason to get around to it. A few of my friends have a stick in their cars and they all seem to like it.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 956 times:

I haven't learned to drive yet but when I see people driving with a stick it just looks like a huge hassle.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 957 times:

I will never EVER buy a car with an Auto transmition.

An automatic is like sex with a condom.

Some cars are actually totally ruined with an Auto. A BMW with an auto is a total waste of a good car.

Nothing like rowing through the gears of a good shifting tranny.

JET


User currently offlineDoomfox From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 953 times:

A stick:
Its faster and more responsive. Better gas mileage.
You also have more control over the vehicle.
An automatic is fine for luxury cars, but when you want performance, you have to go with a manual transmission.


User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Have had manual far too long. Now only automatic will do especially in traffic. I'm too old to be bothered with "performance" I just want to get there the easiest way possible  Smile

User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Stick. Although shifting is harder when it is -20 celcius and it stalls a bit more, but it is so much more fun. I love it. I won't get a new car unless it has a stick.

User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 942 times:

I prefer Auto, even though the stick has better mileage and other features. I just don't like to be shifting all the time  Big grin

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 937 times:

I drive a car with a stick and I like it but I would much rather have a automatic though.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Mine car is Honda Civic EX 1997 has stick manual. I love to drive with stick all the time. It helps save brake pads wearing out last long time. Save mileage gas. Easy to drive snow through. I hate to have automatic when I hold brake and still running motor noisy!! Too much gas!!! I will never ever buy a car with automatic!

Big777jet



User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Stick all the way, automatic takes the whole fun away, same like the autopliot takes the whole fun away from manual flying.



User currently offlineDerek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 929 times:

Auto all the way. I have only ever driven an automatic, and will only drive cars with an automatic. Like someone elce said, I am usually too buys changing CD's switching the radio station, talk on the phone (yeah, i konw i shouldn't!), or talk to people next to me, or bee boping to the music i coudln't deal with a manual.

User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I have three autos, 2 stick shifts and one semi-automatic. I like the autos best, although the semi- automatic is great too giving you the ability to shift gears as you would normally, but taking the hassle of the clutch away. This is on a 1970 NSU Ro80 and is very different to the current tiptronic and selespeed arrangements on Audis and Alfas.

When you've had to commute in heavy city traffic for as long as I have, auto is the only way to go, believe me.




Behind every "no" is a "yes"
User currently offlineTWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 914 times:

I prefer stick. I have a 6-Speed in my Camaro!!!!! I love it

TWA


User currently offlineWindsong From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 914 times:

I will only drive an auto.

User currently offlineBranvan3k From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 168 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Derek H, you don't own an Audi TT, do you?

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 895 times:

I don't drive currently...but I would prefer to get used to a manual transmission. Everywhere else in the world except for N. America uses manual only.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 892 times:

Auto all da way! Stick is just for race cars and for european cars that are smaller and cheaper thats why the got stick!!!

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 881 times:

My car, well actually my dad's car is a manual tranmission. So, that's also my car and I'll be driving a "stick shift." Saves me money not using my brakes, usually downshifting will stop the car.  Smile It's actually same as reverse thrusting on a plane and my car is really loud when I downshift....haha. Big grin

K.Cook/DCA


User currently offlineTWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 884 times:

My good buddy LOT767-300ER stated: <<>>

Hmmmm Interesting.....My 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 has a 6-Speed in it, and its not a smaller, and cheaper European car.

 Smile

Cya Lata Man,
TWA





User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Stick (manual) for me--Cheaper to buy, cheaper to maintain, and better gas mileage/performance...if used properly.

What's strange is: American-brand cars (Ford, Chevy, etc.) generally offer only automatics, but 'foreign' brands (Honda, Toyota, etc.) still offer manuals, even if the car itself is American-built! How does that work?

Corey777


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Definately stick, it is not at all the hassel some would make it out to be, its so easy that I never even have to think about it. Yes, they are quite hard and frustrating to learn.

Every car I buy in the future will be stick, if at all possible... I second eveything JETPILOT said.


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 876 times:

5- or 6-speed manual is the way to go. I love the hands-on feel of shifting, and acceleration is much better with a manual transmission.

I recently test-drove the 2001 model Honda Accord coupe, both the V6 (which unfortunately comes only with a four-speed automatic transmission) and the 4-cyl 5-speed. The latter drove much better, was quicker and more fun to drive, even though the V6 is more powerful. What a shame Honda doesn't see fit to offer a manual and an auto for the V6 - what a driver's car it could be!

I think everyone should know how to drive both, though, because you never know when you might need to. There have been situations in which friends of mine have gotten drunk, and their friends didn't know how to drive their manual-transmission cars. Glad I was there to help out!


25 Derek H : Yes, I do....Is there something wrong?!?
26 Post contains links Branvan3k : Derek H, What do you get out of lying to a BBS group about what automobile you drive? Were you trying to Impress us? Here are your statements to discr
27 Derek H : Excuse me! But i DO have an audi TT, with a TAN top, and TAN leather! I kid you not! Why would I lie? Do i have a reason to lie? No, I dont have ANY r
28 Mx5_boy : I like both. The manual tranny on my MX5 is so light and precise... And so much fun! HOWEVER: Australians, like Americans love to go for the auto / ai
29 Aussiemite : My Commodore has manual trany, 4 on the floor hehe, mum has an auto now its nice sometimes I have some problems with my knees I broke them a few years
30 AC_A340 : I like the shift on-the-fly four wheel drive in my dad's truck. Comes in handy when the roads are covered with ice and snow. Very few vehicles out her
31 Post contains links Branvan3k : http://carpoint.msn.com/Vip/Colors/Audi/TT/Roadster.asp http://www.audiusa.com/cars/ttr/build_ttr225.htm http://www.auditt.org/faq/960372450 The prece
32 Gocaps16 : Derek, You're 15 right? Isn't the United States requires that all teenagers to be at least 16 to get a driver's license? So, for you're 15th birthday,
33 Flyf15 : I wouldn't go around telling people if I had a TT anyways...not something to be proud of as far as most of the people I know and I think, its a "Look
34 Post contains links Derek H : Gocaps16: Im sorry, but your wrong. Not every state in the US, is the same. In South Dakota, you can drive by yourself when you are 14, but I didn't I
35 Post contains links Derek H : Heres another: http://www.state.sd.us/dcr/dl/parent.htm another--http://www.state.sd.us/dcr/dl/manual.htm#Instruction%20Permit
36 Derek H : Branvan3k: Yep, you are right. I did lie about what I drive. I liked the Audi TT alot better than what I am driving now. So I did think, hey, what are
37 Derek H : Aussiemite: And for your information, my mom DOES have a credit card with a high limit, I am not sure if it as high as 100k, but it has an exstremely
38 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Thank you TWA!!! We all have our diffrences (xcept some r just better than others!)j/k!!!!!!!! TWA!
39 Gocaps16 : In South Dakota, you can drive by yourself when you are 14, but I didn't I waited till I was 15. -----------------------------------------------------
40 DeltaRNOmd-80 : whoah, I got a surprise when I came to this thread. you are right Derek H, your credibility on this entire forum (for those of us that have read the g
41 Derek H : Yes, once you get your learners permit, you MUST have that for either 6 or 3 months depending on if you took drivers ed or not. You can get your learn
42 Derek H : Gas on average her is about 1.50$ per gallon. Not too bad considering what other states are.
43 Post contains images Aussiemite : Derick thanks for making this as painless as possible. ok next things next, in the past week I have replaced: Starter Motor Engine > Exhaust pipe Righ
44 Superfly : Not to sound too perverted, I like an automatic with shifter on the steering column. This is so a girl can play around if you know what I mean while I
45 Post contains images Corey777 : Derek is merely the typical SD bullshitter...only one of many I've met in my two years living in the great Mount Rushmore State . Yes, you can drive a
46 Post contains images TWA : Heya, Nice Response Your one of my favorite members on the Forum. TWA
47 TWA : I love my 6-Speed in my Camaro. I wouldnt have anything but a stick in a sportscar. The Derek H situation: Okay, We know he lied but we dont need to h
48 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : LOL!!! TWA, who lied TWA????? (derek!!!???) I must also add that i love the Camaro, its an american classic man. One of the few good sports cars ive e
49 Derek H : Corey777--- Why would I flame you? Yes, I know alot of teens who have gotten in accidents b/c they just plain didn't know how to drive. I think the la
50 Superfly : I am sure the 14 year old drivers there in South Dakota are a lot better drivers than 30 year old drivers here in California. If you can drive in thos
51 Post contains images DeltaSFO : Not to sound too perverted, I like an automatic with shifter on the steering column. This is so a girl can play around if you know what I mean while I
52 Derek H : Well....maybe is stick IS better....anyone hear the story/myth of the girl who you know...with the gear shifter?! I just thought I would add to the pe
53 Post contains images Fanoftristars : Depending on the car, a five speed can be fun. On my Dad's F150, I hate it. It is a chore to drive that silly thing around. Good thing I don't drive i
54 TWA : Heya LOT767-300ER, Arent you glad I decided against the BMW Z3? I'm glad you like my Camaro Z28 Man!!!!! I'll post some pics of it on here pretty soon
55 Derek H : TWA, yes, It is true my mom has a Z3. Infact, that is why i got her Audi carbriolet, b/c she bought a new BMW...And yes, her BMW Z3 IS an automatic!
56 Post contains images Superfly : TWA Did you decide not to get the Mitsushitsi Eclipse? If so, good! Last month, my girlfriends Eclipse accelerated out of control and she took out her
57 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Thank heavens you didnt take a BMW TWA!!! Camaro is a way batter car than a Z3, Derek H you have a TT and your mom a Z3, (good thinking! NOT!!!). TWA
58 Derek H : LOT767-300ER: Are you saying that my mom DOESN'T have a Z3?! B/c she most certinly does.
59 TWA : Derek H, Thats kewl. As you know I nearly got a BMW Z3 But a few things turned me off from them. Superfly, It was a Mitsubishi 3000GT I looked into ge
60 Post contains images Superfly : GOOD! Wise move on your part!
61 DeltaSFO : Thank heavens you didnt take a BMW TWA!!! Camaro is a way batter car than a Z3 Dude... what are you smoking. Anything with a BMW logo on it is awesome
62 LOT767-300ER : i bet she does but i dont praise Z3 cuz i dont like them one bit i praise any american car except just a few, ill praise GM,Ford,Opel, Renault, Peugot
63 Derek H : Yea, its not a real versitile car. its pretty much just a 'fun' car. And its only a summer car, if you live in SD.
64 LOT767-300ER : Yea, although thats a damn small car for the summer, you cant even put more than 2 people in it comfortably!
65 Derek H : That can be good or bad. When my mom lets me drive it (pretty rarely though), its good b/c then i have an excuse not to haul some friends around...
66 TWA : Wassup? A few of my friends and I cut school today and went out to the racetrack. One of my friends was in a 1998 BMW Z3 (2.8 Liters) Anyway I raced h
67 Post contains images Flyf15 : It all depends on which Camaro you have. For instance, my Passat will out accelerate a base Camaro, yet a Z28 or SS...that is an entirely different st
68 LOT767-300ER : A passat is like a disabled little puppy! I laugh at the people who live in the best countries in the world and buy a car thats made in Europe for the
69 TWA : Flyf15, Yep I Agree LOT767-300ER: I'm not a fan of VW either!!! I cant stand the new Beetle!!! TWA
70 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Listen to me i hope you know what Volkswagen means it german! Thats basically what it is a peoples car, What kind of a person gets one of the smallest
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