Poll: Automatic or manual?
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View poll results: Automatic or manual?
Automatic
45 39%
Manual
71 61%
Voters: 116.
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#1
Manual transmission or automatic? I'm not a fan of manual, basically because of the thinking involved and I'm a really lazy shit. But a friend argues that automatic isn't "real" driving, because it's just point and accelerate.

Opinions?
#3
Depends on the type of car...if its a nice super sports car get a manual because chicks seem to like that...for some reason.

"Regular" car go with automatic....easier to drive imo.
#4
i like manual, but im way too lazy. although it probably would stop me from spacing out as im driving... na, automatic ftw.
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#6
i got my p's in an auto car but im gona learn manual and plan to buy a manual car once i get on my green p's.
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#8
Mine's a manual but my driving instructor said I'd be better off in an automatic...she also said I was a danger on the roads

I have a lesson in 10 minutes.
#9
Quote by rigiddigits
Mine's a manual but my driving instructor said I'd be better off in an automatic...she also said I was a danger on the roads

I have a lesson in 10 minutes.


Despite liking auto more, I didn't stall it at all in my first driving lesson in a manual. That was the first time I'd driven at all.
#10
Auto for your everyday driver
Manual for your fun car!
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#11
I've never driven a car with automatic transmission, but it's surely easier and chiller to drive in the city etc. Whereas with manual transmission you get full control over things, and it doesn't get boring.

You learn to control it properly in a matter of few hours, everyone stalls a couple of times when leaving an intersection... It's pretty fulfilling once you master it completely.
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#12
manual is quicker - you can easily set ratios to accelerate faster or top speed changes - rather than the car mainly choosing its self

and auto. is just plain lazy for fat americans. true.
#13
i'm english so it's what you learn.

fucking love manual, you can control what you're in and where, how high you want to rev, and it feels fucking great.
#14
Driving a manual when you live in a busy town sucks ass. Manual is much better but I would rather an automatic since I live in a ****ty city at the moment.
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#15
Manual all the way gives you more control of the car imo. Auto = slower cant make the car do what you want it to
#17
manual. I really don't like automatic. it seems so boring
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#18
Manual, you have more control over the vehicle and depending on the circumstances it can be much safer, ie if you need to slow down really quickly or if you need to accellerate faster..
#19
plus manual's better on long journeys IMO.

you don't get so bored, and auto starts to feel like gran turismo after a while.
#20
Quote by glowskulls
plus manual's better on long journeys IMO.

you don't get so bored, and auto starts to feel like gran turismo after a while.


True. It's obvious that driving a manual keeps your attention better than automatic transmission, so you don't lose focus and awareness as easily.
#21
Quote by glowskulls
plus manual's better on long journeys IMO.

you don't get so bored, and auto starts to feel like gran turismo after a while.

True, but when you're just cruising, you're staying in the same gear anyway, so it doesn't make a difference really does it?
#22
Quote by fretsonfire74
True, but when you're just cruising, you're staying in the same gear anyway, so it doesn't make a difference really does it?


But you still have to shift when overtaking, slowing down to an equal intersection, etc.
#24
Auto. Cos the only manual I would be-able to learn in is my dad's 20 year old truck, and it's a piece of ****. I'll probably learn a bit about driving manual before I get my red p's, then do more practice so I can change my license to manual when I get them green.
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#25
I prefer manual in general, that said I've only ever had auto cars,

But, I have a manual license so the option is always open
#26
Manual all the way.
Drove a friends automatic a while back forra couple of weeks; it didn't really 'feel' like driving.
#27
Quote by dann_blood
Auto. Cos the only manual I would be-able to learn in is my dad's 20 year old truck, and it's a piece of ****. I'll probably learn a bit about driving manual before I get my red p's, then do more practice so I can change my license to manual when I get them green.

Yeah I think that's what I'm going to do. It's only a year. I'd rather get my red P's first time and wait a year, rather than fail because I'm in a manual.
#28
Auto because I'm a lazy son of a bitch and the whole car thing just never appealed to me.
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#29
Manual.

It's not driving otherwise, as Rocking-Rob said, you want a go-kart, go go-karting.
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#30
Quote by metacarpi
Manual.

It's not driving otherwise, as Rocking-Rob said, you want a go-kart, go go-karting.

Very good point, but the ease of it doesn't appeal to you?
#31
Quote by metacarpi
Manual.

It's not driving otherwise, as Rocking-Rob said, you want a go-kart, go go-karting.

Well....it is actually...But you don't get the complete driving experience.
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#32
Quote by fretsonfire74
Very good point, but the ease of it doesn't appeal to you?


Not really, I like the feeling that I'm in control of the machine.
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I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#33
Quote by metacarpi
Not really, I like the feeling that I'm in control of the machine.

Very well. Manuals are popular in the UK aren't they?
#34
to all the people that said they wouldn't want to think about shifting and whatnot, after about 3 months of driving a manual, it's so much of a second nature that you don't even think about it anymore.

both of my cars have been manual, and I won't buy an automatic if I can avoid it.
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#35
Quote by fretsonfire74
Very well. Manuals are popular in the UK aren't they?


Yeah, it's pretty rare to find Autos, although they are becoming more and more popular.
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#36
I've got a 30 y/o car. I use the gears to brake all the time.

Also, I like manual, it means you can look down on anyone who can't drive 'stick'
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#38
Quote by metacarpi
Yeah, it's pretty rare to find Autos, although they are becoming more and more popular.

Haha. I'd say that it's proportional to the lazyness of the population.
#39
Quote by fretsonfire74
Haha. I'd say that it's proportional to the lazyness of the population.


In that case I should be able to find some Autos no problem. The UK has quite a large number of lazy folk as far as I can tell.....


Me included.

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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#40
I like stick shifts. It gives me something to do.
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