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Just figured I would throw this out there. Right now I'm driving an automatic for a car, but for my next vehicle I'll be getting a Manual.
 

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I really enjoy driving manuals (except in bumper to bumper traffic). It kills me that GM doesn't make more manual models available, especially in the mid-size/large category.

I've driven manu-matics (not the Tap-Shift), and I really don't see the fun in that.
 

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Ironically my daily driver is a stick and my fun/weekend/summer car is an automatic. I like both, they both have their place. For drag racing automatics are best, and for economy a manual is prefered.
 

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Originally posted by impala02@Apr 30 2004, 02:54 AM
I've driven manu-matics (not the Tap-Shift), and I really don't see the fun in that.
i prefer manual, but can't fault the bumper-to-bumper automatic logic! i've never driven a manu-matic, but i think i'd lose interest very quickly and leave it in D.
 

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I live in Dallas and the daily traffic makes having a manual a pain in the arse! I wish I had the money for we fun weekend car!!
 

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Originally posted by bobo@Apr 30 2004, 04:39 AM
For the daily grind, an automatic. For the weekend blasts, a stick.
Second that vote.
 

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I'd like to drive a stick again, but I'm just so busy that on weekeday I wouldn't bother shifting. That's why I have a manumatic. Auto for weekdays, and almost all the fun of a real manual transmission on weekends!
 

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With the Sportsticks and other automatics that can be manually shifted, the design still depends upon using a torque converter. This leads to an inefficiency that robs the power train of horsepower.
The Motor week tv show (and C&D) raved about Audi's transmission of being a tap shift automatic. From their excitement, it sounded like the motor-to torque converter- to wheels method of power connection has been made more efficient with the elimination of the torque converter. Is this true? Or is it that C&D and the other auto shows are blowing smoke?
 

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Originally posted by bobo@Apr 29 2004, 10:39 PM
For the daily grind, an automatic. For the weekend blasts, a stick.
Absolutely. The drags? Automatic. Autocross? Manual.
 
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