KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 885 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.
Aa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 875 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.
Doomfox From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 125 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 868 times:
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.
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 850 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!
Derek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 844 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.
Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 15 Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 835 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.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4314 posts, RR: 22 Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 796 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. It's actually same as reverse thrusting on a plane and my car is really loud when I downshift....haha.
Corey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 799 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?
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 13 Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 791 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 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 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 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