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Poll: Manual or automatic transmission?

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What do you perfer to drive in a car using manual transmission or automatic transmission?

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#1 +riahc3

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:15

Hello,

Im wondering if drivers on here (who have tried both) what do they perfer to drive manual transmission or automatic transmission?

I want to make it clear that driving is the only thing to think about. Forget about fuel and anything else having to do with it.

Ive only driven a manual transmission but have tried automatic transmission a few times and I dont understand how someone can perfer manual transmission. It is just so much better and one less to worry about while you are driving.

I vote for automatic.


#2 KingCracker

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:17

With the advancements they made with automatics I vote automatic.

#3 REM2000

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:18

i drive a 5 speed automatic, i hate manual, automatic is so easy never go back to manual now, im in the UK. 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:18

have tried both - including the DSG / dual clutch and the manumatic modes.

 

i own and drive a manual and prefer that personally



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:21

I voted manual

I've tried both also



#6 domboy

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:22

Automatics are so dull to drive. And I'm not talking about performance cars, just regular everyday cars. With a manual, I feel engaged and actually enjoy driving. Without that third pedal and a shifter it's just boring. I had to drive automatics only for a couple years and I couldn't wait to get a manual again. Apparently I'm in the very small minority in the US though... manuals are not so common anymore, especially in larger machines. And an automated manual is still an automatic. If it's missing that third pedal = auto.

 

And I'm sure somebody will mention stop and go traffic... from my perspective, it's just a matter of which leg will get tired when traffic slows to a crawl. In an automatic it's my right leg working the brake... in a manual it'll be my left working the clutch.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:25

automanual...



#8 Max Norris

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:26

I prefer manual.  Wife prefers automatic.  So yea, our vehicles are automatics.



#9 CrashGordon

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:27

From a pure driving standpoint, manual all the way. That being said, it does suck in stop&go traffic though, but you get used to it.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:30

Hello,

Automatics are so dull to drive. And I'm not talking about performance cars, just regular everyday cars. With a manual, I feel engaged and actually enjoy driving. Without that third pedal and a shifter it's just boring. I had to drive automatics only for a couple years and I couldn't wait to get a manual again. Apparently I'm in the very small minority in the US though... manuals are not so common anymore, especially in larger machines. And an automated manual is still an automatic. If it's missing that third pedal = auto.
 
And I'm sure somebody will mention stop and go traffic... from my perspective, it's just a matter of which leg will get tired when traffic slows to a crawl. In an automatic it's my right leg working the brake... in a manual it'll be my left working the clutch.

No offensive, Im simply debating for and against :) but I completely disagree with you.

Once you get into high gears (on manual) the experience is the same as manual. Manual vs automatic usually only matters on inner city roads. When you are forced to stop at a yield, pedestrian, stop, etc, its just annoying having to brake, clutch (I do this in reverse order so sadly Im going to kill my clutch sooner than later :( ) and downgear.
With automatic, just press the brake and be done with it.

Also almost all automatics (and even newer high end manuals) have a "automatic stop" when you stop your car and/or are on a hill.

#11 überjon

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:32

Automatic for normal driving in the city. Manual for showing off.

 

I have driven a manual for most of my life.

 

Funny story

I tried driving my cousin's automatic a few years ago in a quiet neighbourhood.

All was well till we approached a mini-roundabout. I forgot that it was an automatic & I tried to downshift.

 

We nearly went through the windshield. This happened twice, in 2 min.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:33

Too much traffic for manual around here. It gets obnoxious real quick. Automatic for me.



#13 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:35

Automatic for normal driving in the city. Manual for showing off.

 

I have driven a manual for most of my life.

 

Funny story

I tried driving my cousin's automatic a few years ago in a quiet neighbourhood.

All was well till we approached a mini-roundabout. I forgot that it was an automatic & I tried to downshift.

 

We nearly went through the windshield. This happened twice, in 2 min.

lol that happened to me too :rofl:

damn that stupid reverse (though in modern autos selecting reverse while travelling forward past a certain speed does nothing now)



#14 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:36

Too much traffic for manual around here. It gets obnoxious real quick. Automatic for me.

This.  I have to worry enough about the idiots driving around me that I'd rather not have to divert any of my attention towards shifting.



#15 HawkMan

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 15:36

I've always driven manual, but when we got a old used second car in the form of an automatic grand voyager for more room for our great pyrenee dog. automatic is very comfortable to drive. especially now when I drive the other car after driving the voyager for a while. I keep forgetting to clutch at intersections :)

 

And sure you can dive faster and such with automatic, theoretically anyway, but that only matters on track days anyway, or should. don't race on the roads, don't show off on the roads, don't be idiots on the road.





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