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manual or automatic, which do you prefer and why?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 2004TacomaSR5, May 3, 2011.

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manual or automatic?

  1. manual transmission

    60.3%
  2. automatic transmission

    39.7%
  1. Mar 8, 2013 at 3:40 AM
    #401
    TeXian

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    I share your sentiment. Not only about traffic, but driving manual IS more fun to drive. My first car was stick back in 1985 and I have never owned an automatic.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    MANUALS ARE MORE FUN TO DRIVE. MY SON IS GETTING MY OLD TRUCK THAT'S MANUAL, SO HE WILL LEARN TO DRIVE RIGHT. EVERY BOY NEEDS TO KNOW HOW.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    MANUALS ARE SO OLD SCHOOL , GET WITH THE PROGRAM
     
  4. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM
    #404
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    yeah but you said the same thing about shoelaces when asked why all your shoes were Velcro
     
  5. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    VELCRO IS MODERN TECH JUST LIKE AUTOS TRY TO KEEP UP
     
  6. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    automatics are old school, your grandm-eh drove one in the 50s or so
     
  7. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    NO SHE DIDN'T SHE DROVE A MANUAL LIKE ALL OLD PEOPLE
     
  8. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    she drove an auto , you cant shift a dogsled.

    Yea , the older I get , the more I like more simple things. I don't even have a door remote , I have manual windows and locks. Just so hard to NOT contradict you OZ.
     
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  9. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    old school…? lol
    you made go google this…
    this a list of cars that only came manual in 2011:

    BMW 1-Series M Coupe
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    Chevrolet Corvette Z06
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Ford Mustang Boss 302
    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    Honda Civic Si
    Lotus Elise
    Lotus Exige
    Mazda MazdaSpeed 3
    Porsche 911 GT3 / Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    Subaru Impreza WRX / Subaru Impreza WRX STi
     
  10. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Cars
     
  11. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    OZ-T

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    THE DOGS ARE AUTO
     
  12. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    At work, we have so called hybrid vans. Like FedEx. 5 speed manual shifted ......automatically. 3 second delays in the throttle , terrible on a hill , worst of both types of tranny.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    Auto only if they're bitches…. manual if they're studs…
    no homo lol
     
  14. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Like a semi-auto ?
     
  15. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    OZ-T

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    touché
     
  16. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Normal shifter like an auto.

    Most our work rigs are auto, in the end, as much as I find manual fun, work isn't the best place for them.
     
  17. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Oh , you said a hybrid , I thought you meant the tranny
     
  18. Mar 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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  19. Mar 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    Automatic for a truck that I plan on taking off-road. It's just easier to Off-Road in an automatic than in a manual.


    I have never had an automatic until this truck. I find it very boring on my daily commutes but I love it when i'm off road.

    I'm looking into a beater miata or something as a daily haha.
     
  20. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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    I like the challenge of having to negotiate balance/torque/momentom with some good gas/chutch work/skills.….
     
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