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post #31 of 124
Manual - I love the stick.
post #32 of 124
Manual. Last car was an automatic with steptronic, and hated it..
post #33 of 124
6 forward gears with a clutch pedal and i wont have it any other way
post #34 of 124
Obviously a stick is a real man's choice. Funny enough girls who drive stick are hotter too. My most serious relationships were with chicks who drove sports cars wtih sticks.
post #35 of 124
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post #36 of 124
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Manual in my teenage through mid 20s but currently automatics and still dreaming/looking forward to owning a V12 Manual.
Aston? There aren't many '12s with manual boxes these days. It saddened me that the staggering MB SL65 and SL600s are autos, and I'm not sure manuals (short of flappy paddles) are available in the Ferrari V-12s. Who else is there?
post #37 of 124
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Aston? There aren't many '12s with manual boxes these days. It saddened me that the staggering MB SL65 and SL600s are autos, and I'm not sure manuals (short of flappy paddles) are available in the Ferrari V-12s. Who else is there?
You are right, not that many, especially outside of exotics.. Off the top of my head - both 599 and 612, murcielago, DB9, and plenty of exotics like koenigsegg CCX and pagani zonda are all still being made with a real stick. the old BMW 850 was fucking awesome with a manual and V12...
post #38 of 124
Also, as far as a big engine and a stick, the V10 manual versions are pretty cool too - M5, Viper, Carrera GT, etc.
post #39 of 124
Zonda's got a stick? And the CCX is a V8. I completely agree about the BMW 80series. I will own one of those. I have a Jag with a -12, but no manual, which I intend to fix.
post #40 of 124
I am far too dignified to be stirring a knob.
post #41 of 124
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Dunno man, there's an awful lot you can do with a "standard manual" that you can't do with SMG/DKG/etc.

Such as...???

I recognize some of the fun of launch is lost, and maybe if you powershift you can do pretty well, but the new dual-clutch trannies are lightning fast and only getting better.
post #42 of 124
I don't know, my driver takes care of all that gear-shifting.
post #43 of 124
I should be allowed to vote twice since both my cars are stick shift
post #44 of 124
Started with auto-trans. That's what the driver's ed cars had in them, so that's what I learned. Drove automatics for a long time. Got into riding motorcycles which introduced me to gear shifting. Made the jump to manual. Have driven stick exclusively now for about 10 years. If I ever got a job that required me to do a lot of driving, I'd switch back to automatic in a heartbeat. Chicago stop & go traffic is not fun. Chicago suburban traffic is even worse.
post #45 of 124
Manual.

Any car I own will have to be stick.
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