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Driving an automatic is for the birds.. Camry .. blech.

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by island808, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    island808

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    I don't usually drive an automatic. Never thought you had much control of the car. Last one I owned was in 2004 for about 7 months. A truck I barely drove in favor of my motorcycle and/or the wife's mini s.

    Now I've got a loaner while my tacoma is being fitted with a new engine. A camry LE. 23000 dollars worth of car I'm told. Almost what I paid for my tacoma.

    It's been so long I almost started believing people when they said they did have control of the car.
    Thought maybe I was crazy when I thought it was easier to drive stick in traffic. Nope.. vindicated to myself. Pain in the butt.
    Don't like it. Won't be doing it in the future if at all possible.

    Partially sucks because I'm not used to driving an automatic. But actually paying attention to the actions I take when driving, Its actually more work to drive an auto, with a lot less brain and awareness. Always on the gas, off the gas instantly to brake, constantly catching up with the car in front of me in slower traffic on on hills. So much trouble. Now I understand why so many of the driving dead tailgate. It's not worth the time in an automatic to drive well.. Just hurts.


    Just thought I'd share that. "off topic" blurb.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    KenLyns

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    2003 model should have the 4-speed, right? Just put it in "3" in traffic. The shift algorithm changes for some reason and you get more engine braking.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Probably one of the most ridiculous posts I've read.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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  5. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    that's why its in off topic. Probably didn't need to be written. But I am frustrated when people tell me that "their automatic does fine" like I've never driven one.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    My automatic does fine .
     
  7. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    I like my auto because having a bad knee + traffic + clutch = hell. That being said, if I could have two vehicles I wouldn't mind having a stick.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    take your automatic and stick it :cool:
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    Over feeling it, then trying to express the emotion in words. Yea.. probably.
    Do not like it atoll.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    An atoll is a small tropical reef/island .

    I think you mean at all .
     
  11. Feb 28, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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    island808

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    I intentionally put atoll. I'm a fan of puns. I've been trying to work in some "peter north" puns in, but haven't had one come to me while typing.

    Does it really have to be tropical? I thought it just had to be flat or ring shaped.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    You could have me there .
     
  13. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:55 AM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    all i know is that camry is still faster than your tacoma. nuff said
     
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