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Old 12-05-2012, 09:34 PM   #36
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The race shop that did my car today had a guy in there swapping out a manual for an auto on a coyote. I have a manual and happy but those guys push insane power
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I have an automatic gt and it sucks get a manual!
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I have a manual and hate getting stuck in the small amount of traffic that I deal with every day. I couldn't imagine dealing with LA traffic with a stick. That being said I will never go back to an auto....
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I have a manual and hate getting stuck in the small amount of traffic that I deal with every day. I couldn't imagine dealing with LA traffic with a stick. That being said I will never go back to an auto....
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You can't get a track pack or boss or a gt500 in auto so that says alot.
If you are a crazy gear head that shouldn't be a question, i know in my case i never consider it so if you have doubts get the auto.
Both great anyways.
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Girl answer: I know you guy have been waiting. All my cars have been automatic except a 71 Super Vert. I loved shifting in the Beetle. We went to test drive the Stangs and my hubby said sorry but they don't have any automatics on the lot. Whoa Nellie I was not looking for a auto. My opinion if you drive a Mustang you have to shift the gears if I had wanted a automatic I would have bought a Escort. That's just my opinion. When I think Stang I think 6 speed on the floor. But your making the payments I'm sure you will love either one .
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I had the same problem. Just couldn't decide between the two. I went with the manual because whenever I think of mustangs, I can't imagine it in auto. Also, I was looking to make every drive a pure driving experience. I avoid sitting through traffic most of the time but when it happens, it sucks. Not enough that I wouldn't buy an a manual though. Auto is great for its own reasons. I think that in the end, you will be happy with either.
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I was debating the same thing when I got mine. I ended up getting the manual and even with all the ny traffic I don't regret it.
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For me this wasn't even a question. Manual all the way. Yes, I do sit in L.A. traffic every day--you learn to get efficient with your shifting. I've managed this longer than probably some of you have been alive (sigh).

I generally drop it in neutral & slip the clutch as needed to crawl it. Really the only traffic that is painful is when all the automatic-equipped cars let the slushbox inch their cars along on idle; that's just slow enough to not get the Mustang all the way into 1st. Fortunately my route on the 605/405 generally moves quicker than that

Besides, after the commute, you have already done your stairmaster exercises...
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A friend of mine bought an auto mustang. I've never seen so much regret in a mans eyes.
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Trust me man. My 98 GT was an Auto. And I loved it. BUT, my Cobra is my first manual car, and I will NEVER go back. Ever. You can actually drive the car like it is built to be driven.
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Trust me man. My 98 GT was an Auto. And I loved it. BUT, my Cobra is my first manual car, and I will NEVER go back. Ever. You can actually drive the car like it is built to be driven.
Yeah man my 97 GT is an auto I think I'll probably go with the manual.
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Yeah man my 97 GT is an auto I think I'll probably go with the manual.
You definitely won't regret it.
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Once you go manual.....ok, I don't have a clever rhyme for that lol. But yeah, you won't want anything but a manual after that. You will have become one with the car, grasshopper.
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Once you go manual.....ok, I don't have a clever rhyme for that lol. But yeah, you won't want anything but a manual after that. You will have become one with the car, grasshopper.
Lol well said
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I always thought the person who really wants to enjoy their car would buy the manual. The person who just wants to get from A to B in a casual manor would get the auto. Comes down to personal preference. But for me, it has to be a manual. Especially with a 5.0 V8!
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I had no clue how to drive stick but got the manual because I think if you want to own a true muscle car you get a manual and if you don't want a manual you don't get a muscle car. Now the guys who face LA or New York traffic every day I can sympathize with but if you're only going to hit traffic occassionally or maybe two or three times a week I think it should be a manual. I've sat in traffic a few times now, I don't work out ever and am weak as hell and my leg is fine afterwards. I've never experienced an older clutch but the clutch on these cars are pretty nice for traffic.
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You can drive a auto, but you will miss the manual. With a manual youll never miss.a thing. And its like 1k for the auto. Why dont you just save money and have more fun?
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You can drive a auto, but you will miss the manual. With a manual youll never miss.a thing. And its like 1k for the auto. Why dont you just save money and have more fun?
When buying used, you'll pay more for a manual than you will for auto.
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Manual sucks ifyou are adding a lot of power

Slower at the drag strip too
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Sucks ? I don't think so at all it's all a matter of preference. When I get the 5.0 I want a Manuel due to how it throws you in your seat not due to your the one picking when to shift
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Manual sucks ifyou are adding a lot of power

Slower at the drag strip too
faster on the track

and no they don't suck when adding power. You just might need something called a driver mod
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faster on the track

and no they don't suck when adding power. You just might need something called a driver mod
+1 lol
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faster on the track

and no they don't suck when adding power. You just might need something called a driver mod
Wish u were right. I have a manual, so I'm not biased, just saying what a lot of people on here already know and the race shop I work with confirmed
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Wish u were right. I have a manual, so I'm not biased, just saying what a lot of people on here already know and the race shop I work with confirmed
my old analogy to this tho, is yes the auto may be faster on the drag strip, but only because you have a computer doing the work. Two completly stock cars race, one auto, one manual, auto will win. Then run two manuals, now the guy that won in the auto, might loose because it all comes down to skill.

now for the analogy. You and me are both given a complex math problem, you get to use a calculator and I don't. Chances are extremely high you will solve the problem much faster than me. Now take away the calculator, and now you have to use skill to beat me, and if I am better at math than you, you will loose .

yes a computer will usually win, what do you expect. That just says how good the car is, nothing about the driver.

Same reason I've seen 9 second cars run 11s. Bad drivers.
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my old analogy to this tho, is yes the auto may be faster on the drag strip, but only because you have a computer doing the work. Two completly stock cars race, one auto, one manual, auto will win. Then run two manuals, now the guy that won in the auto, might loose because it all comes down to skill.

now for the analogy. You and me are both given a complex math problem, you get to use a calculator and I don't. Chances are extremely high you will solve the problem much faster than me. Now take away the calculator, and now you have to use skill to beat me, and if I am better at math than you, you will loose .

yes a computer will usually win, what do you expect. That just says how good the car is, nothing about the driver.

Same reason I've seen 9 second cars run 11s. Bad drivers.
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my old analogy to this tho, is yes the auto may be faster on the drag strip, but only because you have a computer doing the work. Two completly stock cars race, one auto, one manual, auto will win. Then run two manuals, now the guy that won in the auto, might loose because it all comes down to skill.

now for the analogy. You and me are both given a complex math problem, you get to use a calculator and I don't. Chances are extremely high you will solve the problem much faster than me. Now take away the calculator, and now you have to use skill to beat me, and if I am better at math than you, you will loose .

yes a computer will usually win, what do you expect. That just says how good the car is, nothing about the driver.

Same reason I've seen 9 second cars run 11s. Bad drivers.
I was entertaining the thought if trading in my 08 for a 13 5.0. Went to the dealership. I test drove a manual 5.0. Yes my Steeda has big balls. But my god!! That 13 5.0 manual was a BEAST to say the least.
If they wouldn't have lowballed me at $15,000 on a trade in for my Steeda that rate a 9.999999, I would be driving a 13 5.0 right now.
I just couldn't justify losing a serialized car + $10,000.
13 5.0 premium woulda cost me $32,000 out the door. Paid $22,300 + tax for my Steeda. Trade in-$15,000

13 5.0manual=BEAST
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A used 11/12 is like 24 -26k and is exactly the same. Something to think about
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Test drove the V6 Roush RS too.

Let me tell you, that think is a TURD!!!!
I couldn't wait to get out of it.
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I was entertaining the thought if trading in my 08 for a 13 5.0. Went to the dealership. I test drove a manual 5.0. Yes my Steeda has big balls. But my god!! That 13 5.0 manual was a BEAST to say the least.
If they wouldn't have lowballed me at $15,000 on a trade in for my Steeda that rate a 9.999999, I would be driving a 13 5.0 right now.
I just couldn't justify losing a serialized car + $10,000.
13 5.0 premium woulda cost me $32,000 out the door. Paid $22,300 + tax for my Steeda. Trade in-$15,000

13 5.0manual=BEAST
They gave you a fair offer. Next time you buya used car, look up the black book value. There not going to give you a dime more for your trade anywhere.
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I'd beg to differ when I was looking at the 13s they were offering me 2k over my black book on my v6 . They were pushing hard to get me in the new car lol still walked away
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I'd beg to differ when I was looking at the 13s they were offering me 2k over my black book on my v6 . They were pushing hard to get me in the new car lol still walked away
Lol +1

The Roush RS was a complete disappointment
My 300zx has more umphh than the RS

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And after driving the 13 5.0, I don't see why there is a need to put in a short throw shifter.
Was smooth and precise. The factory shifter has short throws in itself IMHO
WAS QUITE IMPRESSED
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The Roush RS was a complete disappointment
My 300zx has more umphh than the RS

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And after driving the 13 5.0, I don't see why there is a need to put in a short throw shifter.
Was smooth and precise. The factory shifter has short throws in itself IMHO
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You should drive it more. I have skip shift disabled, but that crap would annoy me as it would keep me from getting into second without an extreme struggle. Also, I can't tell you how many times I go from 2dn to 3rd and get stuck in no mans land between 1st and 3rd and left the clutch out and just end up revving the engine.

Now, don't get me wrong, I have learned to cope with this, and gotten pretty good at driving it, but I got to sit in a guys camero that had the MGW short throw, and that thing is super precise! centering spring was stiffer but at the same time, I could put it in every gear with one finger. With my stock shifter, I can move into some gears that way, but like 5th gear and 2nd on mine tend to be a little "sticky" and require a little more force than that.

I thought it was great too, until I started driving the car everyday, now 2 years later, and since I got the Borlas and my drone is gone, next purchase is the MGW shifter, then suspension.
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You should drive it more. I have skip shift disabled, but that crap would annoy me as it would keep me from getting into second without an extreme struggle. Also, I can't tell you how many times I go from 2dn to 3rd and get stuck in no mans land between 1st and 3rd and left the clutch out and just end up revving the engine.

Now, don't get me wrong, I have learned to cope with this, and gotten pretty good at driving it, but I got to sit in a guys camero that had the MGW short throw, and that thing is super precise! centering spring was stiffer but at the same time, I could put it in every gear with one finger. With my stock shifter, I can move into some gears that way, but like 5th gear and 2nd on mine tend to be a little "sticky" and require a little more force than that.

I thought it was great too, until I started driving the car everyday, now 2 years later, and since I got the Borlas and my drone is gone, next purchase is the MGW shifter, then suspension.
No skip shift on the 13s but I must admit once you put a couple thousand on the car the shifter starts to feel like ****. You can miss gears even when driving casually and sometimes it likes to fight you
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