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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2011, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Manual or Automatic ?

Do you guys drive a manual or automatic car ?

From what I see, here in the UK most people drive manual and automatics are considered for 'lazy or not good enough drivers'. Whereas in the rest of Europe and the Americas, automatic is more common ?

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It's the same in Belgium as in the UK then: if you can really drive, you drive manually.
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I have forgotten how to drive manually.
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Manual. I've never tried driving automatic
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Automatic.
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The first car I ever bought (in '85) was an automatic and every one I've had since has been also. I've driven manual but it was decades ago. But I live near the Motor City and I think about everything is automatic nowadays...unless you have a $$$ sportscar but I don't have to worry about driving one of those.
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Manual, but I kinda hate it :lazy/notgoodenough:
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I had this same decision to make after i passed my test last year. Ive never been interested in having a manual car....fiddling about with gears when yu dont have to just never appealed to me....driving in a city and having a max speed limit of 70mph kinda limits the experience of gears imo aswel.

So i passed my test in a manual car (just to shut everyone up whinging that i could only drive auto's if i didnt) and i bought a manual car striaght after aswel. Drove it around for 2 weeks and hated it....sold the car...bought a semi-automatic....which bascially drives like an automatic as i never put it into manual and i LOVE it! lol.

Go for automatic....much easier and nicer to drive...esp in rush hour

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Automatic is for girls and for large cities. Never owned automatic car, and for as long as I have alll four of my limbs in my possession and control, I won't.

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Automatic because I don't think I'd be able to focus on shifting gears, listening to music and watching the road.

I wouldn't mind owning a manual in the future though, just when I'm more confident.

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Automatics are the work of Satan and should banned.

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Manual. I've never tried driving automatic
Well it does all the work for you. No need to be scared. Honestly, of all the cars I've had, only one was a stick and I threw out the clutch on it. And then I totalled it. But they are not too common here anymore.

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Re: Manual or Automatic ?

Even though autos now have like 18 speeds, manuals still get better mileage.

Plus if you have any kind of sports car or German car, driving it with an auto is like having phone sex with Anastasia Myskina.*

It's nice, but you're not really getting the whole experience.






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Re: Manual or Automatic ?

Manual.

I've driven my Dad's automatic but I didn't like it!



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