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Manual or Automatic?

Automatic
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Manual
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Other
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4%
 
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Manual vs. Automatic

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What do you guys drive primarily? (I know there are other transmission types, but I'm not counting those)...but hey, you can post them anyway if ya want .

Me, I drive a stick...it's awesome most of the time...(unless you're stuck in traffic of course.)

ALSO! For thos that do drive a manual, do you leave your vehicles in gear or disenage? I put mine in neutral when parking the truck, but I've been to 3 different inspection places over the past few years and they ALWAYS leave my truck in 1st when I go to start the truck....needless to say, since I'm not used to that, the truck takes off before I realize what's happening....once I almost ran head-on into traffic.

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4tified wrote:What do you guys drive primarily?
Manual for me, can't stand automatics. Here's a piccy of my car ...

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4tified wrote:Me, I drive a stick...
A stick ... ?

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4tified wrote:do you leave your vehicles in gear or disenage?
In neutral if it's on the flat, in gear if it's on a hill, 1st or reverse depending on which way the car is pointing.
As long as you have a good strong handbrake, I don't think it matters too much ...
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Hahaha, okay, I don't drive a "Stick", a manual, yes. And as far as parking in gear, I do the same as you (Only if the hill is really steep though). I have a foot e-brake, so it holds the trucks weight pretty well.

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my car is an auto, but thats cause i didn't get a choice (got it cheap from my grandma). but i used to drive my dads car which is manual

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___ wrote:my car is an auto, but thats cause i didn't get a choice (got it cheap from my grandma). but i used to drive my dads car which is manual
rofl?

Anyway, I can't legally drive yet, not till September, but when I do drive (at my uncles farm, in the middle of nowhere ) I find it easier to drive auto only becuase I have arthritis in my left wrist (at 15 ).

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I preferr automatic because I'm too lazy to shift manually
Also in the bus I'm used to it and I don't want to miss it

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happy dude wrote:
___ wrote:my car is an auto, but thats cause i didn't get a choice (got it cheap from my grandma). but i used to drive my dads car which is manual
rofl?

Anyway, I can't legally drive yet, not till September, but when I do drive (at my uncles farm, in the middle of nowhere ) I find it easier to drive auto only becuase I have arthritis in my left wrist (at 15 ).
it gets me to where i need to go, which isn't very far with todays petrol prices

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Post by Andy »

I drive a manual. Not only are they more fun, but they're more economical and they're cheaper overall. Also they're safer in some aspects, eg going down a hill you can use engine braking, which is virtually non-existant in most automatics.

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I'm learning to drive in a manual, although i can see the advantages of using an automatic i still prefer to be in control of my gearing.

On the flipside though, just today when i was out when i misjudged my speed when slowing down i didn't drop a gear when i should have done and therefore had a slow start in front of another vehicle.

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Andy wrote:I drive a manual. Not only are they more fun, but they're more economical and they're cheaper overall. Also they're safer in some aspects, eg going down a hill you can use engine braking, which is virtually non-existant in most automatics.
Engine braking does work on automatics my mam has one, on an automatic you can put it into manual

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I'm horrible at multitasking in things that require concentration, so I would probably not shift right and ruin the clutch, so when I buy my car, its gonna be an automatic.
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Toshua123 wrote:
Andy wrote:I drive a manual. Not only are they more fun, but they're more economical and they're cheaper overall. Also they're safer in some aspects, eg going down a hill you can use engine braking, which is virtually non-existant in most automatics.
Engine braking does work on automatics my mam has one, on an automatic you can put it into manual
I said its not in most automatics, some do have it. And when you put it into "manual" in an automatic, its not manual at all. Its manual gear changes but not fully manual because you have no clutch.

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Well, since DanielC took a pic....

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Well I have to join in don't I

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Andy wrote:Well I have to join in don't I

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Post by Andy »

Lol. I did some races last week with some friends. A BMW and a Ford Escort. I lost against both, lmao. Hardly surprising. My car boasts a huge 68BHP! 1.9L Diesel... Seems quite high for the BHP you get out of it but its got plenty of torque. I can idle up a 1 in 5 no problem

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Andy wrote:Lol. I did some races last week with some friends. A BMW and a Ford Escort. I lost against both, lmao. Hardly surprising. My car boasts a huge 68BHP! 1.9L Diesel... Seems quite high for the BHP you get out of it but its got plenty of torque. I can idle up a 1 in 5 no problem
Torque is all that matters

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Post by Ambig »

I have an Automatic. I can drive manual though, and maybe my next car will be a manual.

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Post by milatchi »

Automatic.
Growing up I didn't have much experience with a manual. Also, there is a fair amount of traffic where I live and it's hilly. So I'd hate to have to shift gears all the time.
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Post by LotsaHeart »

Definitely Automatic, Manual can be troublesome for some drivers and players of driving games

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