View Poll Results: Which car transmission do you prefer driving??

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  • Manual

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  • Automatic

    16 40.00%
  • Tiptronic/Sports Shift

    1 2.50%
  • Cars are for lazy bums

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Thread: Auto Vs. Manual

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    Auto Vs. Manual

    Which car transmission do you prefer driving??

    To me, you're not driving unless you drive a manual

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    Auto easily. Who needs to do more work whilst driving?
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    Both have advantages and disadvantages. Chalk and cheese, for mine.


    Depending on what car you drive, though, and where.
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    Auto. Makes something ****ty easier. No difference to me anyway, dislike driving in general.


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    I actually do believe that cars are for lazy bums.

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    Had a licence for well over a decade & have never once driven an automatic. Reckon I'd be ghost-clutching at every junction.
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    Autos are boring, and I believe they make driving so easy and unengaging that they make people complacent, and that's dangerous.
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    Only ever drive a Manual, not that I drive much.
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    I own an auto, but enjoy the chance to drive the manual cars at work - as someone said, driving gets a bit boring otherwise. And autos often take a while to wind up when overtaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    autos often take a while to wind up when overtaking.
    Use more petrol too.

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    Meh, only had autos at home to use to get my P's. Limits options a bit. What I have driven of manuals I've enjoyed though.

    TBH, I can see manuals as something I'd enjoy for the first 6 months, then after that couldn't be bothered.

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    Don't drive yet, but see nothing wrong with manuals.

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    Manuals for sure, i learnt to drive on an auto at first but my first car was a manual and they are heaps better to drive. My dad's car is an auto and whenever i drive that i always go to put my foot on the clutch by instinct...

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    I was under the impression that if you only pass your test on an automatic, you're not licensed to drive a manual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    I was under the impression that if you only pass your test on an automatic, you're not licensed to drive a manual?
    yeh thats true, but i got my first car before i got my provisional licence. So i was already competent on road skills and that, just needed to learn how to drive the manual, ony took a month or so.

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