Do you preffer manual transmission or automatic?

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#1 lightleggy
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Either on car or bike.

 

I personally have to go with manual...driving automatic is boring as hell, plus some minor and major disadvantages.

I couldn't get my car out the other day, because it's on the back of the garage, and my mom's car is in front, she had left and she had taken the keys with her, so I couldn't take her car out to take mine out, if it would have been manual, I would have just lowered the handbrake and cranked reverse and just let it roll, but since it's automatic I cant even shift to reverse because the transmission is "locked" when the car is off.

 

I just think that manual gives you more control of the car.

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#2 Zeviander
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I love driving. So manual.
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#3 userXDev
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Manual. Where's the fun in automatic
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#4 punkpunker
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a proper semi-auto tranny, it's the only way to get the excitement of the stick and relexation of the auto.

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#5 JasonDarksavior
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Manual. Where's the fun in automaticuserXDev
Sure it's all fun and games when you take your car for a spin on the track ... But how on earth is it fun driving a manual car in rush hour traffic?
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#6 jun_aka_pekto
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I used to drive cars with manual transmission when I was younger. But, that was because I was reckless and pushed my cars to the limit.

Otherwise, I don't see the fun in driving manual transmission when I'm on a freeway with my speed pegged at 70 mph (via cruise control) or if I'm in city streets doing 30-35 mph.

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#7 helwa1988
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manual driving looked to complicated for me so i went for automatic driving license.
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#8 skipper847
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Niether. My brother back in the day let me have a go in a carpark to learn. As soon as the car started moving i jumped out. He was in front passenger seat and thank god he pulled the handbrake and turned in time be for hitting the wall as it would have been a right off if it had hit. Ive never got back in the drivers seat again lo. Thakfully he saw the funny side of it in the end. :P  

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#9 Celldrax
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Driving in big cities (or anywhere around their districts) pisses me off :P So, automatic.

I also enjoy the cruisiness of AT

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#10 N30F3N1X
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Same difference between command line OSs and OSs with GUI to me.

Automatic, no contest.

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#11 Jd1680a
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Automatic here.
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#12 Smashbrossive50
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they say that manual costs a bit of logical powers,so...automatic is better for me

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#14 deactivated-58061ea11c905
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I prefer neither. I can't drive a car no matter what and it doesn't matter if it's manual or automatic but manual transmission seems much more difficult to me to try.

I have a panic fear of cars so I don't think I will ever be able to drive a car in my life if ever.

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#15 Srbanator
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Either on car or bike.

 

I personally have to go with manual...driving automatic is boring as hell, plus some minor and major disadvantages.

I couldn't get my car out the other day, because it's on the back of the garage, and my mom's car is in front, she had left and she had taken the keys with her, so I couldn't take her car out to take mine out, if it would have been manual, I would have just lowered the handbrake and cranked reverse and just let it roll, but since it's automatic I cant even shift to reverse because the transmission is "locked" when the car is off.

 

I just think that manual gives you more control of the car.

lightleggy

Actually, you can take an automatic out of shift-lock. If you look at the base of the shifter there should be a little plastic square with a notch in it. If you take that out of its socket you can stick anything that will fit into it and press and hold the button inside. That'll let you shift the car even if it's off.

As for myself, auto for a functional car, manual for a bike. Haven't tried it, but a stick shift in rush hour sounds not-so-fun.

Edit: Then again, that fuel efficiency.

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#16 BossPerson
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never driven manual, but i want to

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#17 GeForce-
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Manual, it adds fun in driving.

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#18 Ring_of_fire
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Automatic. Too lazy for manual.
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#19 sukraj
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Manual

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#20 Scissorman88
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auto

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#21 deactivated-5a9b3f32ef4e9
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I've never driven an auto, so I couldn't say.

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#23 simple-thomas
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Whoever loves to drive and tried both systems has to go with the manual gearbox, my pick.
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#24 SPYDER0416
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I like manual, I feel like I have more of a focus on driving and some of the best cars are manual.

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#25 Lonelynight
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never driven a auto before, but I imagine it would be much easier to drive an auto in a city.
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#26 comp_atkins
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manual except for in traffic. then it sucks.
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#27 KiIIyou
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I aint no race car driver, need to put my makeup on and rummage around with a burger lots of times and manual would make that harder
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#28 kingdre
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Automatic. I know how to drive a manual but I don't want to bother with the extra effort.

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#29 Omni-Slash
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I can drive manual..but I don't bother..I drive to get from one place to another..nothing fancy....automatic is perfectly fine by me...
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#31 coolbeans90
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I prefer manual.

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#32 dercoo
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Auto

There is no fun in driving through traffic on an interstate,

might as well make it easier & more bearable.

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#33 IdioticIcarus
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I've never actually driven a manual car.
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#34 TheFlush
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I'm not that good at driving a car, so automatic for me, it's much simpler.
Right now I have 2 automatic cars, before that I drove with manual transmission.
95% of all cars in The Netherlands have manual transmission, automatic is quite rare. 

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#35 Blueresident87
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Manual, mostly because I want to have as much control as possible.

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#36 KC_Hokie
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Manual is way more fun. Only prefer automatic in heavy traffic.
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#37 Postal_Guy
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Manual always

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#38 Pirate700
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Auto. I drive a truck, not a Ferrari. Heck, even if I did, I'd still want an auto with paddle shift.

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#39 --Anna--
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I aint no race car driver, need to put my makeup on and rummage around with a burger lots of times and manual would make that harderKiIIyou

Ha! I always thought you were a guy ! Any how: manual and stay out of my way.

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#40 Pirate700
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I love driving. So manual.Zeviander
I love driving too. I don't need to pretend that I'm running the Le Mans to enjoy it though. I like relaxing cruises.

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#41 GhettoBlastin92
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Auto.
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#42 TheHighWind
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[QUOTE="Zeviander"]I love driving. So manual.Pirate700

I love driving too. I don't need to pretend that I'm running the Le Mans to enjoy it though. I like relaxing cruises.

 

There was this guy who drove an automatic. You put it in "D" for dummy and take off, right? Well, he was at a stop light and put it in "R" for "race".

 

Because I know that joke, you can tell I love manual transmission. It's not just ferrari's, I owned a hatch-back that was manual.

The main reason is not driving preferance. The man reason I love a standard is because it will break down half as often. No computers and a lot less that can go wrong with a standard.

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#43 XilePrincess
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Automatic. I tried a manual one time, never got the hang of it really. I'm sure I could do it, but I won't ever WANT a manual. The only reason I'll ever learn (and I will) is so if in an emergency the only vehicle available for me to drive is a manual, I'll be able to. I don't drive for 'fun' (is that a man thing?), I drive to get places and driving in city traffic is hard enough without the extra work of a manual imo. So many things you need to pay attention to without worrying if you're shifting correctly. And besides all that, if manual is the choice for speed demons... I follow the posted speed limits, so there's no point in me getting a really fast car because I'll never use it.
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#44 Shottayouth13-
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Never driven manual but it seems like too much work. So automatic.
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#45 Pirate700
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[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="Zeviander"]I love driving. So manual.TheHighWind

I love driving too. I don't need to pretend that I'm running the Le Mans to enjoy it though. I like relaxing cruises.

 

There was this guy who drove an automatic. You put it in "D" for dummy and take off, right? Well, he was at a stop light and put it in "R" for "race".

 

Because I know that joke, you can tell I love manual transmission. It's not just ferrari's, I owned a hatch-back that was manual.

The main reason is not driving preferance. The man reason I love a standard is because it will break down half as often. No computers and a lot less that can go wrong with a standard.

Actually manuals have to be maintained much more frequently then autos. The only thing an auto should need, unless it breaks, is new fluid. With manuals you have to replace the clutch and all that in somewhat regular intervals. The ECU that runs the auto transmission should never have an issue...ever.

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[QUOTE="TheHighWind"]

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]I love driving too. I don't need to pretend that I'm running the Le Mans to enjoy it though. I like relaxing cruises.

Pirate700

 

There was this guy who drove an automatic. You put it in "D" for dummy and take off, right? Well, he was at a stop light and put it in "R" for "race".

 

Because I know that joke, you can tell I love manual transmission. It's not just ferrari's, I owned a hatch-back that was manual.

The main reason is not driving preferance. The man reason I love a standard is because it will break down half as often. No computers and a lot less that can go wrong with a standard.

Actually manuals have to be maintained much more frequently then autos. The only thing an auto should need, unless it breaks, is new fluid. With manuals you have to replace the clutch and all that in somewhat regular intervals. The ECU that runs the auto transmission should never have an issue...ever.

 

The only time you need to fix a clutch is when it breaks and they only break if you are hard on the clutch or a bad driver.

 

It's cheaper and easier to fix than an automatic gear box.

 

EDIT: Also another thing you can do with a standard is called a "roll start" if your battery is dead and you can't get a jump, just put in nuetral, let it roll, pop the clutch and hit the gas peddle.

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#47 TehFuneral
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Cars: Automatic. (You don't want to get stuck in traffic with a manual, or drive a manual when u are very tired)

Bikes: Manual.

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#48 --Anna--
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[QUOTE="TheHighWind"]

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]I love driving too. I don't need to pretend that I'm running the Le Mans to enjoy it though. I like relaxing cruises.

Pirate700

 

There was this guy who drove an automatic. You put it in "D" for dummy and take off, right? Well, he was at a stop light and put it in "R" for "race".

 

Because I know that joke, you can tell I love manual transmission. It's not just ferrari's, I owned a hatch-back that was manual.

The main reason is not driving preferance. The man reason I love a standard is because it will break down half as often. No computers and a lot less that can go wrong with a standard.

Actually manuals have to be maintained much more frequently then autos. The only thing an auto should need, unless it breaks, is new fluid. With manuals you have to replace the clutch and all that in somewhat regular intervals. The ECU that runs the auto transmission should never have an issue...ever.

Sorry but you're wrong about having to replace the clutch at  regular intervals.  Unless you're driving and old Yugo or Pinto:roll:

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#49 Pirate700
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[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="TheHighWind"]

 

There was this guy who drove an automatic. You put it in "D" for dummy and take off, right? Well, he was at a stop light and put it in "R" for "race".

 

Because I know that joke, you can tell I love manual transmission. It's not just ferrari's, I owned a hatch-back that was manual.

The main reason is not driving preferance. The man reason I love a standard is because it will break down half as often. No computers and a lot less that can go wrong with a standard.

--Anna--

Actually manuals have to be maintained much more frequently then autos. The only thing an auto should need, unless it breaks, is new fluid. With manuals you have to replace the clutch and all that in somewhat regular intervals. The ECU that runs the auto transmission should never have an issue...ever.

Sorry but you're wrong about having to replace the clutch at  regular intervals.  Unless you're driving and old Yugo or Pinto:roll:

I don't mean regular as in all the time. And with an auto, you should never have to do anything to it as long as you own the vehicle minus fluid change. I don't care how good of a driver you are, you have a higher chance of doing something wrong to your manual transmission than the computer does to your auto.

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#50 br0kenrabbit
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Stick on the farm, auto on the road.

I hate driving. :evil: