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06 Apr 2010   #1

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Why I want a manual transmission car....

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Police in eastern Pennsylvania said two men tried to rob and carjack a pizza delivery driver but were defeated by the vehicle's standard transmission.
Police: Carjackers foiled by manual transmission - U.S. news- msnbc.com
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06 Apr 2010   #2

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Try driving one of those in the NY Metro area with the traffic.
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06 Apr 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try driving one of those in the NY Metro area with the traffic.
Piece of cake...I used to drive a semi in NY City all the time...
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06 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I drove a standard in Denver traffic for years, no big deal. Reasons to have standard instead of automatic: Clutch costs a LOT less to replace than rebuilding the trans and last almost as long.
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06 Apr 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try driving one of those in the NY Metro area with the traffic.
Piece of cake...I used to drive a semi in NY City all the time...
You deserve credit. I hate driving in those congested conditions. I moved to subs to get away and when I rarely go to the City, now its on Metro North (Train)
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06 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

It takes 20-30 minutes to drive 3 miles because of heavy traffic in the Philippines, and 85% drives a manual.
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06 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm also a fan of manual transmissions cars as well. It's unfortunate I think that so many of them are going away....especially in the non compact or sports car classes. I personally drive a 4 door family sedan (VW Passat) and it's a manual.
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06 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

In the UK most cars sold are manual gearboxes. I have never driven a car with automatic transmission.
Up until relatively recently the only automatics on the road were very large limos and top end stuff like Bentley and Rolls Royce.
Over the last ten years both the German and Japanese manufacturers have made automatics more popular but they still sell relatively few.
No one that I know, or am aware of, has an automatic. That includes top BMWs and Mercs.
Not sure why this difference should exist?
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06 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I much prefer a manual transmission over an automatic. I might feel differently if all of my driving was urban. Since most of my driving is riding two (or three) wheels, I don't find a manual tranny is bad at all in city traffic. Most of the new scooters are automatic and automatic is being offered now on some motorcycles. Unless, I become handicapped, I will not buy one with automatic.
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06 Apr 2010   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try driving one of those in the NY Metro area with the traffic.
No big deal. I started on a 1952 VW with manual transmission without synchronization. You learn to shift without using the clutch. I still drive manual today. NYC is a piece of cake. I drove in Paris for 9 years - that's a lot worse.
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