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Automatic or Manual Transmission   

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  1. 1. Would you rather have an:

    • Automatic transmission
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    • Manual transmission
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Which one would you prefer and why?

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Manual because it's manual 

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Automatic, as much as people argue about manual being superior and it gives you more control over your car at the end of the day I just prefer the simplicity of not worrying if I burn my engine by accident. 

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I've driven both, and they have their pluses and minuses.  Overall, for convenience, I prefer an automatic, especially in rush hour traffic.

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I drive an automanual car, so I can go either way. But I mostly drive it automatic because I prefer it when the car shifts when it wants. The car knows better than me what it needs to function at optimum proficiency, so I just stay out of the way and let it do its thing. 

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4 hours ago, Dreambiscuit said:

I drive an automanual car, so I can go either way. But I mostly drive it automatic because I prefer it when the car shifts when it wants. The car knows better than me what it needs to function at optimum proficiency, so I just stay out of the way and let it do its thing. 

Plus, the benefits of manual transmission are slowly starting to fade out as automatic cars are becoming more and more developed. Older manual cars do tend to be lighter than older automatic cars, but in recent years, eight or nine-speed automatics and CVTs have proven to be on par with the fuel efficiency of manuals, if not better. Not to mention there are many other methods if you want to save fuel, such as carpooling, using cruise control, and driving light. Or if your destination is only a few miles away, just don't drive at all and get a bike. 

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Auto because I have enough things to focus on when driving. The less distractions, the better. 

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I prefer an automatic transmission. I'm not good with manual transmissions in cars but I have no problem with them in forklifts. 

Ford C6 is best automatic transmission  :mlp_proud:

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Even though I don't drive (yet; underage), I'd probably say automatic because I'd rather focus on my driving and not having to think about changing gears.

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I don't like driving so ideally neither :P 

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I choose chauffeur. I guess that could count as automatic. :-P

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I prefer Manual for fun. You have more control and feel more connected to the car and road. It becomes "automatic" to you after you get used to it. The only time I really mentally concentrate on shifting is if i am driving "enthusiastically":umad: because you have to be careful or you could break/grind something.

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I get annoyed in rush hour traffic though as it gets tiring.

 

In the winter I drive an automatic, since I hate winter anyways and would be happy driving a cardboard box if it was warm and didn't get stuck.

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Going to go with Manual as it's all I know, I've never driven an automatic and can't really compare. Not having to worry about operating the clutch and gear stick does sound nice though.

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Manual is the default here in the UK - its unusual to see an automatic, although they ARE available - but I am looking forward to self-driving cars being a "thing" so that the answer is "not my problem, the robot does that" :D

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I'll say automatic because I've only owned automatic cars but manual cars are very fun to drive too. 

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For now, automatic. But I eventually want to drive a manual.

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What about ratchet shifters? 

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I've always wanted to learn to drive manual. @Cyclone has yet to teach me! 

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I don't drive very often as it is. I prefer to walk or ride a bike. But if I do drive I prefer automatic. Who wants to have the extra step of manual added to distract from driving? 

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Driving a stick is FUN. I haven't driven for a while (Not since a tree leaped out in front of me!) but if I ever get another car, it will be a stick! Somepony buy me a Cobra like Rally drives in "Gunsmith Cats" I will get my nerve up and be on the streets in no time!

 

 

Oh, when that woman screams after getting her earlobe shot off, it isn't from pain. The woman is an insane killer. It's a primal scream of rage! Now I have to watch "Gunsmith Cats" again!

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The few. The proud. The standards.

Manual Trans Matter

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Manual is fun :P . It’s like playing the “how smooth can you make the transitions” game :wacko: .

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