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Manual vs. Automatic Transmission

ConnorSween16
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5/1/2015 10:17:45 AM
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I know there a pros and cons to both manual and automatic cars, which do you guys think is best for a first car and why?
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5/1/2015 11:14:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/1/2015 10:17:45 AM, ConnorSween16 wrote:
I know there a pros and cons to both manual and automatic cars, which do you guys think is best for a first car and why?

Automatic is certainly easier to drive, but some claim manual is more "fun". The question is: do you want to have extra movements to keep you occupied and engaged while driving, or do you just want to push down on the gas?

I can drive both.
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Khaos_Mage
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5/1/2015 1:23:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/1/2015 10:17:45 AM, ConnorSween16 wrote:
I know there a pros and cons to both manual and automatic cars, which do you guys think is best for a first car and why?

For a first car, I'd recommend an automatic.
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sadolite
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5/1/2015 4:00:45 PM
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Learn to drive a manual and you can drive anything. With that said, if you expect a lot of stop and go driving get an automatic. A manual gets old fast in stop and go traffic.
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Andromeda_Z
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5/2/2015 10:18:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/1/2015 4:00:45 PM, sadolite wrote:
Learn to drive a manual and you can drive anything. With that said, if you expect a lot of stop and go driving get an automatic. A manual gets old fast in stop and go traffic.

Pretty much this. It's fvcking awesome to know how to drive a stick shift, but it can be a pain in the butt. Learn to drive a manual if you can, but tbh just get a safe car that won't fall apart in a month.
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5/3/2015 8:56:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/1/2015 10:17:45 AM, ConnorSween16 wrote:
I know there a pros and cons to both manual and automatic cars, which do you guys think is best for a first car and why?

As others have said, it really depends on what you want and what your needs are. A stick shift gives you a feeling of control, but I would not have one for driving in the city. If you're driving on the interstate, though, there are some really fun things you can do with a stick shift.

That said, I am one of the most aggressive drivers I know... with one exception...

If you're not an aggressive driver, a stick shift is probably going to be less satisfying.
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5/4/2015 8:49:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/1/2015 10:17:45 AM, ConnorSween16 wrote:
I know there a pros and cons to both manual and automatic cars, which do you guys think is best for a first car and why?

Your first car should be the safest you can afford.