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The Age Old Question..

Do real men/women drive stick? Nothing too complicated, just wanted opinions.

As for me, I'm a self proclaimed purist. I don't care for the numerous advantages of an automatic transmission, I need to feel the connection between man and machine and play a bigger part in the whole equation of the drive. But that's just me, a 25 year old throwback from the Jurrasic age. How about you?

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My cobalt is an auto. Real nice when your in traffic. My civic and ram are 5 speeds. Nice for weekend runs
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Cobalt was my first standard car I owned and drove. Always wanted one, finally got a standard. Always found automatics boring to drive, love the standard, feel more in control.


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Every vehicle I've owned is manual transmission. You control the power and what gear to be in. Automatics do play a nice roll in traffic and lazy drivers. I can see owning an automatic truck or luxury car, it does have benefits, but too many parts inside controlled by the TCM is not my cup of tea.

You also have to evaluate repairs. Manual is easy, its composed of 2 drive shafts, helical (gears 1-5/6) and 1 standard gear (reverse), clutch assembly, flywheel, bearings and lubrication, synchros, synchro sleeves, clutch teeth, shift forks, and a few more pieces, that's all. Some of today's upscaled transmissions have over 90 parts in an automatic. Nissan's creation of the CVT has less than 20 total parts and is being used by many manufacturers such as GM's Volt.

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i'm so bored when i drive an automatic. i feel that people who know and mainly drive manual's are much better drivers because they have to be much more in tune with both the car, road and everything going on.

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The only downfall of a manual trans is going through traffic, smoking a cigarette, and trying to drink some soda all at once.

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i'm so bored when i drive an automatic. i feel that people who know and mainly drive manual's are much better drivers because they have to be much more in tune with both the car, road and everything going on.
My sentiments exactly. I can always tell a driver's car is manual when he/she uses their indicators on a regular basis, turns in their own lane, and is generally very courteous. Also, they seem to react much faster to changes in the road and traffic conditions, and the brake lights going off at a red light confirms it. You have to be more alert and aware of your surroundings in order to drive smoothly, where as an automatic driver just points his wheels to where he wants to go and that's it, not at all bothered about traffic infractions or who he just cut off. That's how it is here anyways.

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The only downfall of a manual trans is going through traffic, smoking a cigarette, and trying to drink some soda all at once.
QUIT SMOKING XD problem solved


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I got my car auto because I just started driving not too long ago but I do want to learn and master manual. I'm not a douche driver and I'm courteous to people that are the same.

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And I'm pretty confident in my awareness lol

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I <3 my stick, hell this caddy is a standard, had to order it and wait for it but it was damn well worth it.

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