manual, although automatic would be nice sometimes but not in my car
Automatic manual(shiftable automatic)
I see my friend drive a manual and it certainly has a better feel driving the car, but I appreciate my automatic more.
I've only tried automatic once and I hated it.
Automatic is better on the highways in the US, you dont need to rev match to down shift. However manual transmissions should be saved for those who are either using their vehicle for power or performance. There is no real reason to have a manual transmission in a 4-cylinder vehicle.
I have a 5spd now in my Ranger and I don't really care for it unless I wanna pretend I'm the Stig. I hate shifting in traffic. My next new car will have the slapshift or flappy paddles. Then its auto for the 90% of my driving and paddles for a little more control when I wanna have fun.
1. It's "hard" to drive with a manual transmission? No it's not, you drive by reflex. In a lot of places in the world you can't actually drive with a manual transmission (and keep in mind there are way more cars with manual transmissions than with automatic out there) if you took your driving license with an automatic car.
2. Rev matching to downshift? Why is that an issue? If you want higher acceleration on a lower gear you just shift and go.
3. Automatic vs manual, which is better? A good automatic transmission is going to cost you *a lot*, and that's the end of that argument.
There's no reason not to have an automatic for a daily-driver type car.
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Edit: Misread your question, you can take a liscens for only automatic, it's cheaper. But then you can't drive manuals with that liscens.
Anyways, Manual for me, never owned or driven an automatic
Last edited by Jackmoves; 2012-02-16 at 02:54 AM.
Shit like this actually goes through your fucking brain?
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I'm surprised by the poll, I thought more people were lazy and like automatic ^_^
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Depends on what I'm driving. If it's my old WRX, stick all the way. If that thing was an automatic I wouldn't have had nearly as much fun. If it's a full size truck used daily, automatic.
There's some dealerships you can go to in America and certain models you won't even be able to find a manual transmission on the lot. They only stock automatics and the manuals need to be ordered.