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Old 08-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #36
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You guys are nutsI grew up and lived in MB SC and that place SUCKS big fat, well you get the picture...
I grew up and still live here... haha, I know exactly what you mean..
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I'm on vacation at Myrtle Beach, NC and sick of how traffic moves. Literally by inches at a time. Shifting constantly gets SUPER annoying after moving only a few feet at a time. Anyone else get annoyed with there manual transmission?

I have an auto mustang, but for 6 years I drove a manual MR2 and I live on Long Island (NYC metro). Man that car was fun in the twisties and when you are zipping around, but more than half the time with traffic I was stop and go, stop and go. on the clutch, off the clutch, on the clutch, off the clutch....
thats one of the reasons I have an auto now.
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Driving in philly traffic daily, same stop and go. Sit in first and let it idle along with plenty of lead space, but there's a reason my left leg is stronger! I'd never go back to auto after selling my BMW just for the 6spd.
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I have an auto mustang, but for 6 years I drove a manual MR2 and I live on Long Island (NYC metro). Man that car was fun in the twisties and when you are zipping around, but more than half the time with traffic I was stop and go, stop and go. on the clutch, off the clutch, on the clutch, off the clutch....
thats one of the reasons I have an auto now.
Winter time in MB is not bad, it is the Summers that suck. Any given weekend there could be around 200K tourist in town and MB simply dose not have the highway infrastructure to support the traffic. So you will be in traffic EVERYWHERE you go during the tourist season. I now live in Houston and there is WAAAAAY more traffic here then there was in MB. I have no problems shifting in traffic...I do not see what all the fuss in about.
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I'll never go back to auto, love manual
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I never got annoyed in my old car but neither do I miss shifting as much as I thought I would since getting an auto. Maybe that's a sign I'm getting older or that I live in a stupidly large city where you will only use a few gears around the city.

The only time I really miss the manual is when I am on a curvy road or pulling an incline.

If I had some curves and hills etc give me a manual all day long.

All other scenarios I don't care either way. I can drive either and am ok driving either.

With the tune etc I really like the auto and I'm surprised by that.

I don't dog on anybody but I do think driving a manual tranny is something everyone should be able to do before getting a license. I'm surprised how many people cannot.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:10 PM   #42
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I sometimes get annoyed with my automatic transmission lol
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I'm SERIOUSLY considering converting TO auto if I keep my car but if one wants to keep on shifting you get a setup like this.



Or whatever setup you need for your S197 or Fox etc... Best of both worlds UNLESS you are setting up for corner carving.

Well IF you can find one, the guy who makes these is having medical/work/manufacturing issues and will not be making more for some time...
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Then either man up and stop whining or buy an auto like every other boring car
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Then either man up and stop whining or buy an auto like every other boring car
Yes a manually shifted stalled auto sure is boring...

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Iv got an auto lets swap our trannys
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Last time I googled "tranny swap" I had nightmares for a week.
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I USED to like driving stick lol. When I was trying to get my CDL, I had to learn stick. So I practiced on my uncles 94 mercury Capri til I got it down.

When I bought my first car it was a 5-speed 97 camaro v6. But I like to multitask when I drive, so shifting eating smoking etc at the same time isn't too safe lol

My gt now is an automatic n it runs awesome! Kinda crappy before tune but its nice after.

Didn't look for an auto but I'm not complaining

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Btw I LOVE my auto as soon as I jump on the 405 or the 110 haha
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It's easier to road h**d in a auto.
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It's easier to road h**d in a auto.
Yeah the most I ever got in my stang was a HJ... Now, my High School driver 1987 Oldsmobile 88 with the velour old person seats...
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I USED to like driving stick lol. When I was trying to get my CDL, I had to learn stick. So I practiced on my uncles 94 mercury Capri til I got it down.

When I bought my first car it was a 5-speed 97 camaro v6. But I like to multitask when I drive, so shifting eating smoking etc at the same time isn't too safe lol
Eating while driving? Uhmm..doesn't sound too smart. Don't think you should be "multi-tasking" while driving a motor vehicle. That is a main cause for accidents.

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Dude, everyone drinks coffee at least on the way to work or 90% of ppl do at least. Honestly if you are good with a stick you can drink (non alcoholic) and drive/eat and drive just fine. Its the asshats texting that is REALLY dangerous...
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My aunt can put contacts in her eyes while driving, TALK ABOUT SCARY
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I just hate it when it's leg day at the gym and I get stuck in traffic.
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Typical manual vs. auto thread. Look folks, not everyone races, not everyone uses their stang as a DD, etc. You make your car your own. Hell yes having an auto is more convenient in traffic, but I love controlling my gearbox so I deal with the standard. And yes running an auto turbo'd mustang with an upgraded converter is going to be fast. No one is going to "disown" the CJ because "it's a auto". Haha that's ridiculous.

But really though, bacon is pretty awesome.
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They both have their merits. Thats why you buy one with a manual, and one with an auto. PROBLEM SOLVED.
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They both have their merits. Thats why you buy one with a manual, and one with an auto. PROBLEM SOLVED.
Haha yeah you have your corner carver and your drag racer. Although if I was going from scratch on a road racer I might not get a stang. Then again, Bruce Griggs' prepped Cobra can work Ferraris around the road courses so there's that...
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Haha yeah you have your corner carver and your drag racer. Although if I was going from scratch on a road racer I might not get a stang. Then again, Bruce Griggs' prepped Cobra can work Ferraris around the road courses so there's that...
Lol yeah, although I try to convince myself a Mustang can do anything. Grocery getter, people mover, rally racer, construction vehicle. ..etc....etc... Why? Because Mustang!
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They both have their merits. Thats why you buy one with a manual, and one with an auto. PROBLEM SOLVED.
Best idea I've heard all day!
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Lots of these are grocery getters, hell I've DD'd multiple stangs in my time. Might again honestly. If my orders to Washington State go through my 98 will potentially see some DD duty. Heck if I live on base it'll probably be a 5 mile drive to work so just some better tires for the rain and go... Doesn't hardly ever snow there so rain isn't going to hurt it as long as I keep it washed once a week with a good underbody wash.
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Lots of these are grocery getters, hell I've DD'd multiple stangs in my time. Might again honestly. If my orders to Washington State go through my 98 will potentially see some DD duty. Heck if I live on base it'll probably be a 5 mile drive to work so just some better tires for the rain and go... Doesn't hardly ever snow there so rain isn't going to hurt it as long as I keep it washed once a week with a good underbody wash.
Yeah i've got two and DD both. My 90' doesn't have A/C, and I live in Fl. But, the Vortech makes up for it. My 00' has A/C, so i usually drive that one. They're both manuals (converted the 90' to a t-5), but i used to drive the 00' 50 miles a day round trip for work in stop and go traffic. Got some big calf muscles, that's for sure.....
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