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View Poll Results: AT or MT what do you like better
Automatic Transmision 6 10.00%
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Old 03-17-2002, 03:11 PM   #1
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AT or MT what do you like better

What is your guys opinions. Do you like a Automative or a Manual. What do you guys think is better for stuff like Drag racing, spinning out, doing donuts, and what funner. What do you guys think.
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Old 03-22-2002, 08:38 AM   #2
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so funny cause this is a automotive enthusiest site so ur gonna see alot of manny tranny's out there
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Old 03-22-2002, 08:40 AM   #3
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i'm gonna stick with stick... nothing wrong with an auto if your inf traffic.. it's nice and all but even the sports shift like on the new preludes just doesn't cut it for me ...
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Old 03-24-2002, 05:20 AM   #4
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I defintely like Manuals more.

I've only driven a few Autos, but I feel like i have no control over the car!

With a Manual you can feel everything, and you also get the fun of racing styles.. like double clutching, or skipping gears, etc....

But its saddening that Autos are slowly taking over, its seems harder to find Manuals nowdays, almost every car i see at school is an Auto, the ones with the blow-off valves just sound funny. The even more saddening thing is, over here in New Zealand. Something like 98% of the Japanese imports coming in are Automatic!!!!!

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Japanense Import = Used car from Japan, that quite often has a wound back speedometer. (Most cars in NZ are now Jap imports)

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Old 03-24-2002, 10:27 AM   #5
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Logicaly I voted for for MT so the result didn't shocked me neighter but I have to say as I get both to drive (my father has an AT), downtown the AT is fabulous to just cruise around on the other hand if you want to drive more sporty it gets on your nervs that you have always to calculate the reaction time of the AT (especialy in a chase/race).
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Old 03-25-2002, 10:36 PM   #6
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not to sound like an idiot but what is meant by double clutching how do you do it
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Old 03-27-2002, 04:06 PM   #7
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I think manual is much better.

and automitic, it is when you are 40 + years old. (if you are not Racer... )

it is my opinion, I just have that kind of feelin' that with autiomitic, I don't have full control of my car.
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I go for the stick, I *HATE* slushboxes. I have no control, and it is not nearly as fun as a stick. Also, they are slower in a straight line, slower around a track, get worse gas mileage, cost more to fix, and are more expensive to buy in the first place.

Double clutch: (My understanding) Push clutch in. Shift to neutral. Let clutch out. Rev the engine. Push clutch in, engage gear, continue as normally. Used mainly when going up hills, in order to get higher revs and a little more power.
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I use 2x clutching if down shifting into first, the sychronos will catch and if u 2x cluth it wont.
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Gotta be the MT

The only bad thing about autos is the lack of control, in a stick, you can make it do what you want when you want, and when you're racing, these is nothing worse than having to shift to neutral in an auto, to rev your engine:smoka:
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I like auto for just driving around.
But manual is for everything else.
Kinda obvious isnt it
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don't get me wrong i enjoy a nice auto now and again where i can put one foot out the window, and fall asleep but i would rather but in full control of the car at all times...
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Old 04-19-2002, 08:47 PM   #13
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sticks are more fun, as well as faster on road courses, but autos are faster on the strip. the torque multiplication of the converter when its slipping is great, and they are more consistent, u never miss a shft, and the shift are quicker.
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An auto CAN, CAN be better. To be better, it needs a high-stall torque converter with a very viscous fluid to keep it almost totally locked up. This would make for fast times, but it would also make it less-than-civil. It would make it a bear to drive on the street, while a stick has no tradeoffs. So from the factory (and a fair bit after), a stick will accelerate better.
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Old 04-20-2002, 02:53 AM   #15
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well an auto is good for road head
no shifting just sucking...
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