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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

    60.1%
  2. automatic transmission

    39.9%
  1. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    yeah but you said the same thing about shoelaces when asked why all your shoes were Velcro
     
  2. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    OZ-T

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    VELCRO IS MODERN TECH JUST LIKE AUTOS TRY TO KEEP UP
     
  3. 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
     
  4. Mar 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    NO SHE DIDN'T SHE DROVE A MANUAL LIKE ALL OLD PEOPLE
     
  5. 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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  6. 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
     
  7. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Cars
     
  8. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    THE DOGS ARE AUTO
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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
     
  11. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    Like a semi-auto ?
     
  12. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    touché
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. 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
     
  15. Mar 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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  16. 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.
     
  17. 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.….
     
  18. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    Yeah at first I felt the same way. I had a manual taco a few years back that I did it with. I was pretty good with it if I do say so myself, but when I got into some unexpectedly difficult and dangerous situations sometimes it would be more difficult than necessary.

    I'd just rather have that little extra bit of help when off-roading JUST IN CASE!

    It lets me focus on the task at hand a little more carefully when I don't have to worry about clutching.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    Having a manual would be very annoying for me right now! I drive a mile a day with a top speed of 30, and I stop 8 times in that mile!
     
  20. Nov 1, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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