Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby Lone Ranger » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:16 pm

I like the driving experience of a manual transmission, actually working the machine. Plus, it's just fun rowing through the gears. If I'm gonna experience traffic or a long haul I'll take my auto Dakota.
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby WhitsEnd » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:14 pm

Interesting timing for this. I just purchased a new C6 for the 1970 I'm building for my daughter and will be pitching the 3 on the tree. She actually wants to learn how to drive a standard because she thinks my 66 Cyclone is so cool. I love rowing that Toploader too, but I'll never have another standard as a DD. In a toy, it's great.
There are too many distractions for young people today and she'll be maneuvering a tight parking lot at school with it. On top of that, I may use it to tow my Cyclone to events as well. C6 is much preferred for that, imo.

For a non-daily driver, the stick is fun.
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby dcrawford » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:00 pm

Manual for me. I prefer to drive my vehicles rather than have them drive me. But agreed, in heavy stop and go traffic, an auto is a blessing.
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby Twisted_Steel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:55 am

In my 69 SB I like my auto. In my 2014 Mustang GT I like my 6 speed manual.

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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby hfdco4 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:01 pm

Manual for me, traffic or not.
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby Jacksdad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:22 pm

Auto in something as big as the F350 - I'd be shifting all the time in this whale.

That, and I've always shifted hard and tend to break stuff with manuals :eek:
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby TexasVine » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:47 pm

I have a stick and wish it was auto.
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby Lone Ranger » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 am

Sometimes I wish I had an auto when I'm drinking a cup of coffee. Maybe a c6 swap or a cup holder swap hmmm
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby HIO Silver » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:35 pm

Depends on usage. My preferences...

Tow rig... auto
Any 4 cylinder.. stick
6 cylinder.... stick or auto. Depends on HP/TQ
Truck as a toy... stick.
V8 muscle car... stick.
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Re: Informal poll-Stick or Auto?

Postby jzjames » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:55 pm

300 inline six - C4 auto :D


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