You know my views. What kind of transmission do you have?
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Auto, but unfortunately, we actually don’t know your views. You still haven’t acknowledged why you think automatics are more likely to get in a crash/flip without alcohol being a factor?
Are you going to deny it’s easier to steal an automatic CO? Every who can drive can drive an auto, but not everyone who can drive can drive a manual.
I’m not denying anything, you are. Sounds like the guy should have looked in the car first before he tried to steal it. Maybe he would have seen 3 pedals and a gear shift.
Why can’t you answer a question ? You still haven’t acknowledged why you think automatics are more likely to get in a crash/flip without alcohol being a factor?
novasteve you need to move to a different place and time
maybe warrenton in 1973
Both my cars are automatics with a manual option.
Doubtful. Unless you’ve got a clutch pedal, you don’t have a manual transmission – you’ve got an automatic with shiny up and down buttons.
Full disclosure: I swore I’d never buy a manual again after years of sitting in stop-and-go traffic on 66 in my old truck before it died. My VW now has shiny up and down buttons too.
I drive a 5 speed and have only had manual transmissions since 1976. I figure if I can’t handle shifting, it’s probably time to hand over my car keys..
I been driving for over 20 years, mostly sports cars, and have only owned manuals. Last one being a 6spd in my Corvette. When I sold it last year and bought a new vehicle, I went with an automatic. Stop and go for hours took its toll.
1. Spend some time at a drag strip. All factors being the same, a modern automatic will beat a manual in the quarter mile. Pro drag racers have been using automatics for years now.
2. Ferrari no longer offers a stick shift, only SMG. Soon Lamborghini won’t either (back in 2010 they only offered them on 5% of cars).
3. F1, LeMans and other open wheel cars have been using SMG for years. There is no performance advantage to taking a hand off the wheel to shift the gears.
One cool thing you can do with a manual (not sure about PDK/SMG) is roll-start the car, which can’t be done on an automatic. Manuals are also still lighter, and if you are hyper-vigilant, can return better gas mileage. Manual fans will note that Porsche recently released a 7spd manual, which will mostly be sold in the US. Europeans moved to PDK primarily.
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