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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-28-2005, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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------------------Orignally Posted by: kp91------------------
Went Car Shopping last month, and was amazed at number of vehicles that only come with automatic transmission.

Personal Preference:

1. Manual Transmission

2. Automatic Transmission

3. No Preference

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There was a time I preferred only manual but as I got older I started leaning toward auto.

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I honestly believe my wife has never had to learn to drive a standard. It's interesting to see how times change!

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Auto's only now. I had my fill of 3 & 4 speeds when I was dumber and younger. However, I would like to drive a 5 or 6 speed once to see what it is like.

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For me, it would all depend on the vehicle (and its intended use). I sold an old MG a couple of years ago and cannot imagine driving a sports car with an auto trans. On the other hand, when I bought my truck, I had to use it to commute 45 miles into Atlanta and I insisted on auto. I can't imagine owning a Jeep with auto, nor a sedan with manual. My wife grew up with stick shift and for years, my mother insisted on a car with three-on-the-tree.
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When I was young it was manual 4wd Jeeps then Blazers. Now that I am old it is a Towncar for me.
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Auto, traffic in Tokyo SUCKS!!
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I'll stick with the good ol' stick shift.

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Hi Dr. Zook, manual 5 is wonderful, gearing is right and so on.....when you do find a manual in today's vehicles, it works properly. I drive a very small car, a GEO but I commute on a winding road about 1 hour to work so it only makes sense to drive a manual. It drives great. I've also driven that road in my wife's automatic.....sorry, it just doesn't compare and btw....I'm 56-1/2 so....getting up there a bit too.

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Got to agree with karateed. It has to be manual on our roads. You need that extra control that you just don't have with auto. Besides, autos drink more juice.

I've cut it twice and it's still too short! But only at one end.
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