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Old 03-16-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Stick or Auto for the v6

Hey the v6 mustang i plan on getting will either be a stick or auto. My current car is an automatic and i bought a cheap $500 dollar car to practice stick driving on. So my question is is the v6 really that much worse in auto form? Ive read alot of sites and forums that say that the automatic v6 stang is horrible compared to the manual. I dont really have a problem driving stick i just prefer automatic theres few times that i wish it was a stick but thats only when im trying to go for max power. Also i read somewhere that most drag cars are automatic so...
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Re: Stick or Auto for the v6

thats up to you....i personally like my automatic, especially in the summer when i'm stuck in stop and go traffic
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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yeah i like automatic as well its just i heard that a stick has more power and is faster. I know thats true but i doubt its really by that much to notice a differance.
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Re: Stick or Auto for the v6

I'll never own another Automatic in a Mustang. The V6 is slow enough as it is.... so I'd suggest a stick.
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didnt add this in my last post but what im trying to get is a daily driver and i want to be able to race with it. I know if i go auto i will be better daily and worse in a race as far as ive heard. And if i go stick its better race worse daily
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I'll never own another Automatic in a Mustang. The V6 is slow enough as it is.... so I'd suggest a stick.
why not? Yeah i know its slow but i plan on doing some modding here and there im not trying to go over 300 rwhp as it is. Maybe in the future sure but for now 300 should keep me happy
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Re: Stick or Auto for the v6

now trust me when i say this, just buy a v8, making alotta power with a v6 is more expensive that just buying a v8. I learned that the hard way, i now have a v8 and absolutly love it
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Re: Stick or Auto for the v6

stick would be more fun... some gears on the auto will definitely lessen the time difference between auto and manual when it comes to acceleration. i would recommend auto if you do a lot of city driving though.
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why not? Yeah i know its slow but i plan on doing some modding here and there im not trying to go over 300 rwhp as it is. Maybe in the future sure but for now 300 should keep me happy
It is a never ending thing... I have 400rwhp and I want MUCH more as my car feels slow to me and for all intents it is slow.

I would go with a manual since they are more fun to drive, faster (than the stock auto), much lighter, cheaper to work on, get better gas mileage, MUCH more fun to drive and other such things. The clutch on them is so light its not an issue to daily drive them.
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Re: Stick or Auto for the v6

Definitely stick. Its a bit quicker than an auto v6 and its waaaay more fun to drive. Unless you're extremely lazy or talk on the phone all the time when you're driving, this should be a no brainer :done:
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in the end i vote manual though b/c it has better ratios. it puts down a few more ponies, but even if the autos and manuals made the same rwhp i would still go manual for the ratio reason.
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Re: Stick or Auto for the v6

A mustang is an american muscle car and deserves a manual stick.. wouldnt have an auto trans if it was given to me..JMHO and $0.02 worth
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