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post #21 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 11:44 AM
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mmarges--if you had not called me,and a high percentage of performance car owners "idiots" for driving an auto "all out sports car" I would not have felt the need to reply to your response. You seen to have totally missed my point about the high number of "idiots"(as you call us) that are driving auto's!! Perhaps you'll realize someday, that just because others have different likes/dislikes than you, that does not make them "idiots". Perhaps if you reread this post at least 3 times, you'll GET my point this time. Good luck with it!

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Yep...pretty strong words that seem to suggest quite an ego to tip things toward the edge if not accompanied with complimenting matching agreement. Autos have come a long way..and with paddle shifter type trannys..it now can often seem the best of both worlds. I was quite impressed with that setup in the heavier Camaro. Of course the type of tranny is only a personal preference...and most do seem to choose the less effortless of the two..especially since in many new cars performance or mpg doesnt seem to suffer anymore with an auto. In my last Vette(auto)..performance was undeniable and mpg managed 28 on the open road at Corvette freeway speeds to my delight at the time.
Manual shifting can also become a hassle especially with a daily driver with any type car. Although fun to downshift and listen to the exhausts backoff on more performance oriented cars or sportscars..there are always situations where a more hands free..relaxing drive would be welcomed.
Many or perhaps most folks these days seem to gravitate to a family car or CUV that is easy to drive..comfortable..quiet..decent MPG..and doesn't require being fed premium fuel. Some of those attributes are lost with a sportscar for sure...but some might argue which is more odd..an auto in a hi tech sportscar..or a stick in a family style CUV...or niether...
Idiot type behavior can turn up anywhere..and quite laughable when they think it surely must be most everyone else.
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post #22 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 12:44 PM
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I would HATE to drive my TDI Golf with the auto. It would destroy what little fun the car is. Holding RPMs around 3500 (almost redline, lol) while taking a turn is pretty **** fun because as soon as you get out of the turn you are ready to go and not waiting for the transmission to catch up.

Until DCTs are more common, Im sticking with manuals even with a bad back.

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post #23 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 02:45 PM
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Iceman, excellent analysis and well stated. Thank you for taking the time to put that response together.

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post #24 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 05:32 PM
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I voted yes, but there is one caveat for me...it would have to be a semi-auto, clutchless paddle shift on the steering wheel. I've owned 3 different manual shift cars so I'm not afraid to row my own, but the Nox/Terrain really aren't the types of vehicles that are well suited to a stick shift. Lets face it..I would bet most of us here are over 35 and use our Noxes/Terrains for urban/suburban commuting and some highway travel. As much as I enjoyed my manual trannty cars in the past...they were a pain in the butt in urban stop and go traffic.

edit- didn't realize that I had already posted in this thread a while back

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I voted yes, but there is one caveat for me...it would have to be a semi-auto, clutchless paddle shift on the steering wheel. I've owned 3 different manual shift cars so I'm not afraid to row my own, but the Nox/Terrain really aren't the types of vehicles that are well suited to a stick shift. Lets face it..I would bet most of us here are over 35 and use our Noxes/Terrains for urban/suburban commuting and some highway travel. As much as I enjoyed my manual trannty cars in the past...they were a pain in the butt in urban stop and go traffic.

edit- didn't realize that I had already posted in this thread a while back
Hey noob, there is a clutchless shifting option on the 6 spd trannt. Put it in M and use the + and - on the shift knob.

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Hey noob, there is a clutchless shifting option on the 6 spd trannt. Put it in M and use the + and - on the shift knob.
But....it sucks. Only thing its really good for is downhill driving. Ours will still shift for you once you hit about 5500 RPMs.

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Is sucks.........I agree 100%............and it is still NOT a manual




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But....it sucks. Only thing its really good for is downhill driving. Ours will still shift for you once you hit about 5500 RPMs.
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I'd buy a manual if the gas savings was enough to out-weigh the fact I have to sit my coffee down to shift.
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post #29 of 91 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 08:46 AM
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I voted yes because I much prefer manuals to automatics, but in the real world the wife refuses to learn how to drive one. So even if it were offered I don't know if I'd actually buy a stick.

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But....it sucks. Only thing its really good for is downhill driving. Ours will still shift for you once you hit about 5500 RPMs.
And according to the owners manual that's pretty much what it's designed for. It even states that it's not for manual shifting of the gears like most auto transmissions that have a manual mode.

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