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Automatic vs Manual: Which Do You Prefer To Drive?

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It depends on the car, engine, and purpose. Some engines nearly require it. Some work better without manual. Learn to drive manual before you decide on your car.
A lot of people, especially young people, take a pretentious view towards driving manual, which is sad. Don't be like them.
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It depends on the car, engine, and purpose. Some engines nearly require it. Some work better without manual. Learn to drive manual before you decide on your car.
A lot of people, especially young people, take a pretentious view towards driving manual, which is sad. Don't be like them.
I agree, it depends on the car. If it's a sports car then definitely automatic!
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It depends on the car, engine, and purpose. Some engines nearly require it. Some work better without manual. Learn to drive manual before you decide on your car.
A lot of people, especially young people, take a pretentious view towards driving manual, which is sad. Don't be like them.
I'm so happy that a manual transmission is standard. Leaves me extra $$ to spend on that sporty spoiler. :)
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I prefer automatic. I was never really good with a manual. Perhaps have a semi-automatic / automated manual transmission?
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CVT takes away many of the headaches associated with automatic transmissions. One plus is the unit is completely sealed. It is when you break that seal, you must start changing the fluid.
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The Ford Focus I drive is manual. Maybe is loose 1-2 mpg with the automatic options today but saves $1,200. I like the control with a stick too.
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Every car I own would have a manual transmission. Simplicity, compact, very very little service demand.
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Depends on the car. If I have a sports car I want it to have manual transmission. If I am driving a minivan then automatic would be just fine.
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I think unless you are a professional driver automatic is the way to go. Manual gets the most of your car but most people don't care about that they want gas mileage.
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I think unless you are a professional driver automatic is the way to go. Manual gets the most of your car but most people don't care about that they want gas mileage.
Not professional just a good driver Frank. I love getting the most out of my car so when I am down south I grab my stick and rip it. When visiting big cities I take out the automatic.
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If you want the most power from your engine, going with a manual transmission versus an automatic is most likely going to be your best bet. While some modern automatic transmissions, i.e. CVT transmissions, manumatics, and conventional 4 or 5-speed automatic transmissions allow for some excellent acceleration, there is still usually a substantial difference in 0-60 times between these types of automatics and a 5 or 6-speed manual transmission.
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Understand the basics. Just like that of a manual transmission, the automatic transmission’s primary job is to allow the engine to operate in its narrow range of speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds. Without a transmission, cars would be limited to one gear ratio, and that ratio would have to be selected to allow the car to travel at the desired top speed.
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Automatic. I live in big city and traffic is brutal. A manual transmission would be wasted here.
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I'm like Automatic Car Drive. If you wanted a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h elsewhere), then the gear ratio would be similar to fourth gear in most manual transmission cars. You’ve probably never tried driving a manual transmission car using only fourth gear. If you did, you would quickly find out that you had almost no acceleration when starting out. A car like this would wear out very quickly and would not be drive-able.
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I am new school I want Automatic. It just makes life easier.
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