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What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 3:56 am

What do you drive?

I drive a auto and I hate it it.
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 3:57 am

Auto.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 3:58 am

I can't drive it on public road as i'm 14yrs old but my mom drives a Manual 2000 Opel Zafira.

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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:04 am

Both are automatic.
Lincoln and Chrysler.

Manual gears are fun to drive sometimes.
Bring back the Concorde
 
chris28_17
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:09 am

never driven anything but a stick (manual)
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:20 am

Otto-matic (x3).
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:21 am

2000 Ford Taurus is an Auto...
1967 Ford Mustang is an Auto...
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 is a Stick...
2000 Buick Regal is an Auto...
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BA-747
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:44 am

well most cars in the uk are manual except cars for disabled or lazy people or maybe all those american tourists but my cars manual my dads is and my mums and every1 i know has a manual
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 6:16 am


My '88 Accord is auto.

The 40 ft Gillig Phantoms I've been driving today and yesterday are automatic (THANK GOD!!!!) as if they aren't already difficult enough to drive.

I can't drive a stick very well, some cars better than others.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 8:47 am

I drive an auto, the only things sticks are good is for performance cars. You get a luxury car (which I like, such as Navigator and Escalade) you get an auto. I would rather see the sights and change radio stations and CDs than be bothering with changing the gears.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 9:12 am

I drive a stick on my Mazda Protege. I love it. I wouldn't want anything else.

Automatics break down faster, I think. I'd rather pay $2000 less for a stick, and not worry about the transmission.

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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 9:15 am

Auto on my 1995 Volvo 850

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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 9:37 am

I have only driven auto never standard.


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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 12:18 pm

manual, I enjoy driving a manual and will shop for one.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 12:21 pm

Automatic. But if I ever get another sports car, you bet it will be a standard.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 12:36 pm

Automatic, it so useful when stuck in traffic or when you have to stop-and-go quite often.

Nicolas
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 12:46 pm

1998 Merc SLK230 -- Auto
2001 Volvo c70 -- Auto

I dont think i would ever drive a maual transmission vehical, auto is so much easier.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 1:03 pm

past---
73 Camero manual
75 Cutlass auto
82 Camero manual
85 Cavalier manual
88 Cutlass auto
current---
94 Transport auto
95 Monto Carlo auto
"Shaddap you!"
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 1:08 pm

I drive with a stick. I will however continue to drive a stick such as the Jeep Wrangler.

My dad taught me how to drive a stick in his car. Problem with a stick is that you can stall the car if you don't know any clue on driving a manual.

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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 2:00 pm

What's interesting is that the line between manual and automatic transmissions are starting to blur.

Two major developments are causing this:

1. The development of continuously variable tranmission (CVT) automatics that uses a metal drive belt or metal drive chain moving between two variable-length pulleys. CVT's offer the convenience of automatics but with manual-like performance. Honda has been offering this on the Civic HX coupe since 1997 (I drive a 1998 Civic HX CVT coupe and love it), and Audi this fall will offer the Multitronic CVT on the A4 front-wheel drive models powered by the V6 engine in the USA market.

2. The development of computer-controlled manual transmissions with no manual clutch. This allows you to manually shift gears without having to press the clutch, and also gives the option of automatic gear shifting, too. Pioneered by Ferrari on the F355/F360 models, BMW will soon offer a very sophisticated version of this on their Sequential Manual Gear (SMG) system that will be fitted to a large number of 2002 model-year M3's.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 2:06 pm

Would prefer and auto for traffic but love my manual in the mx5. A really light short shifter that is so easy to drive.

The car I had before was Grand Cherokee - thank god that great hulking thing was an Auto.

The car before that was a Ford Capri (Mecury Capri in the USA) and it had an auto.

The car before that Honda Civic was an Auto.

The car before that Nissan 280ZX was a manual.

The car before that a Prelude was a combination auto/manual thing. Weird car to drive though!

Cheers,

mb
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 2:07 pm

I drive a 2000 Jaguar (my going to college gift). It's an automatic transmission.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 2:18 pm

1958 Volkswagen Beetle-Manual
1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle-Manual
1988 Toyota MR2-Manual
1994 Honda Accord-Automatic

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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 6:00 pm

stick and rudder all the way  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
1999 Ford Focus
before that 1996 VW Golf
I wish I were flying
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 6:19 pm

Me - 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 - Manual

Wife - 2001 Mercedes SLK - Auto

First car - 1986 Nissan Cherry 1.3L  Big thumbs up - Auto
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:22 pm

'98 Chevy Cavalier 5 spd Manual and I love it.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:29 pm

If I every get the cash for a new pickup truck, it would probably be an Automatic.

I find it just too much of a pain in the butt to plow snow with a stick. You have to be really quick to avoid riding the clutch.
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:53 pm

Jwenting, you'll show me where's the rudder on your car!  Wow!  Laugh out loud

Nicolas
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 11:24 am

1991 Toyota truck - 5spd
1997 Acura Integra-5spd, my b/f is on the waitlist to get a 2002 Acura RSX 5spd auto.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 10:46 am

Automatic!
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 4:13 pm

My car is a 1997 Acura Integra completely stock with a 5 speed manual. its no speed demon, but its reliable and gets me to where I want to go.
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 6:53 pm

I have a SEQUENTIAL (5 Speed Electronic manual)
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 9:09 pm

Manual. My Z28 has a 6-Speed in it and I love it!!!!! However like DeltaRNOmd80 said, Auto's are better for luxery cars.

TWA
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Mon Aug 20, 2001 3:09 am

I brought my first car BMW318Ci early last year sold it after 6 months..it was a Auto..I think the choice really depends on where you live.. in HK I dont think its worth driving Manuel we have to much traffic congestion and lights... but it is fun....
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Mon Aug 20, 2001 7:27 am

I drive all 3 cars in our family, even though only one's mine--
1986 Buick Park Avenue (Automatic) - mine
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan (Automatic) - my mother's
2000 Ford Mustang (Manual) - my father's

I prefer the manual; it's a lot of fun
 
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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 8:49 am

5 speed standard

'91 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab


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RE: What Is Your Car, Standard Or Auto?

Wed Aug 22, 2001 3:53 am

My car is
1988 Chevrolet Nova Automatic
2001 Mazda MPV LX Automatic

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