tricycleracer: NASAM: My son just got his permit and I've been looking for a car for him. My three stipulations: $5k or less, 4 cylinder, and manual. Can't find anything anywhere.No old GTIs or Miatas in your part of the world?
MindStalker: In before Manual/Automatic argument!
mongbiohazard: Now for all other times, or driving somewhere without much traffic, manual is definitely the way to go. Better mileage, more power, more connection with/control of the car... They're just annoying to drive in heavy traffic.
gunther_bumpass: amquelbettamin: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Ok, having come home from work and perusing the thread, I have a question.I'm a woman, who grew up driving stick shifts on everything. I'm very comfortable with any manual transmission, in any configuration, from cars to trucks to larger trucks to tractor trailers. I raced the quarter/king of the hill in my own car that I rebuilt from burned out frame up (seriously, I bought a burned out hulk of a 67 camaro when I was 14 so I could have it road ready by the time I could legally drive). And I won about as much as I lost.I drive an automatic now. I choose to. Why does this make me less of a capable driver?Because you're a woman?Well she walked right into that one, didn't she?
pounddawg: The automatic transmission was the first step in the downfall of western civilization
fozziewazzi: amundb: I am starting to get pissed at the people behind me at long lights who beep at me. I like to put the car into neutral and take my foot off the clutch while waiting. As soon as that light turns green, people do not understand the extra 0.00000554 second delay it takes me to put my car into first and start beeping at me right away. Sorry I ruined you day because I don't drive a crappy automatic.Whenever I get to even the slightest incline at a red light I put the Jeep into neutral and let it drift backwards for a foot or so. It's amazing how quickly people behind me snap to attention and back off.
vodka: Plus driving on ice/snow/hills gets annoying real fast with a manual.
Frozboz: While our '08 manual transmission Civic is in the shop this week (cracked block, woohoo!) I rented a 2012 Fiat 500 to get to work. It has this weird shift-if-you-want-to-or-don't shift transmission. It also has a "sport" auto mode. It's like cars today try too hard, or something./old
Holocaust Agnostic: Manual transmission is superior to automaticTypewriters are superior to computersA pair of sticks is superior to a lighterA compass and map are superior to GPSLeaches and swamproot are superior to medicine.Stupidity is superior to accurate analogy.
Wellon Dowd: MindStalker: In before Manual/Automatic argument!There is no argument. Unless you're both a spastic and an idiot, manual is better.
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