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Old 02-27-2004, 12:43 AM   #1
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Automatic or Manual?

I am just about to get a car. Probably a Honda Civic. I want to just, ya know add some rims, a spoiler, a body kit, mainly outside exterior things but maybe a little on the engine, and probably more on the engine as I get older. Do you think that there is a difference in having an automatic or a manual. Not as in the driving experience, because that's a pretty obvious difference. But, just as in what people will think. I'm thinking that people will be like, 'Nice car! Oh, man you've got an automatic? You should have a manual man.'. That's what I'm thinkin' the basic response will be... But I want people to like my car and think it's cool and I think that manual helps. Well, thats all so tell me what you think please. Does a manual seem cooler than an automatic? Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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yeah, id get a manual, dont even bother with an auto when it comes to the "rice" scene... if you will... plus using a stick, i think, is a lot more fun
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:19 AM   #3
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Old 02-27-2004, 03:40 AM   #4
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SilverCivicSi98: It is my opinion that prior to clicking submit to your post, you knew the answer and you knew what you wanted to buy and why.

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Old 02-27-2004, 05:59 AM   #5
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if your into honda you should look for a 93 - 98 civic hatchback.5spd... drop a B16a2, get a decent Greddy turbo, exhaust, intake, and leave it like that... maybe a body kit, some neon if u like that sorta stuff... that'd give you a decent car.... you could have all that for about 5000-6000 ( 3k for the car and 3k for the mods). depends on if u wanna b in the racin scene or the show scene...... If you have no clue wat im talking about mah bad... im asuming you know about cars
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:36 AM   #6
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if your into honda you should look for a 93 - 98 civic hatchback.5spd... drop a B16a2, get a decent Greddy turbo, exhaust, intake, and leave it like that... maybe a body kit, some neon if u like that sorta stuff... that'd give you a decent car.... you could have all that for about 5000-6000 ( 3k for the car and 3k for the mods). depends on if u wanna b in the racin scene or the show scene...... If you have no clue wat im talking about mah bad... im asuming you know about cars
didnt mean to sound like a smart ass but thats not a question you should ask other people..who cares how "cool" people will think u r ... stick or auto? ... chances are you dont know how to drive stick but trust me its waaay worth learning... sorta like going from a tricycle to a normal bike ... looks hard but isnt and a lot more fun
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:54 AM   #7
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SilverCivicSi98's question was pretty stright forward.

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Does a manual seem cooler than an automatic?

However jzxTT's reply was pretty much garbage...

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if your into honda you should look for a 93 - 98 civic hatchback.5spd... drop a B16a2, get a decent Greddy turbo, exhaust, intake, and leave it like that... maybe a body kit, some neon if u like that sorta stuff... that'd give you a decent car.... you could have all that for about 5000-6000 ( 3k for the car and 3k for the mods). depends on if u wanna b in the racin scene or the show scene......

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Old 02-27-2004, 09:19 PM   #8
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I am just about to get a car. Probably a Honda Civic. I want to just, ya know add some rims, a spoiler, a body kit, mainly outside exterior things but maybe a little on the engine, and probably more on the engine as I get older. Do you think that there is a difference in having an automatic or a manual. Not as in the driving experience, because that's a pretty obvious difference. But, just as in what people will think. I'm thinking that people will be like, 'Nice car! Oh, man you've got an automatic? You should have a manual man.'. That's what I'm thinkin' the basic response will be... But I want people to like my car and think it's cool and I think that manual helps. Well, thats all so tell me what you think please. Does a manual seem cooler than an automatic? Thanks.
I think it's safe to say from the tone of your post that you're more concerned with what other people think of you and "looking dope" than anything else. Why do you give a damn what they think, unless your just a wimpy little insecure weenie? Drive what you want to drive and ignore everyone else.

Lastly, I'm willing to bet from the way you sound that you have NO idea how to drive a stick. The only thing that makes you look like more of a wuss than driving an automatic is driving a manual and screwing it up.
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Old 02-28-2004, 01:31 AM   #10
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holy crap dodgerida67
that sig needs to be MUCH smaller
be considerate

stick is better than auto
and even if you don't know how to drive stick, you gotta start somewhere
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Old 03-03-2004, 07:44 PM   #12
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Old 04-17-2004, 06:53 PM   #13
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I am just about to get a car. Probably a Honda Civic. I want to just, ya know add some rims, a spoiler, a body kit, mainly outside exterior things but maybe a little on the engine, and probably more on the engine as I get older. Do you think that there is a difference in having an automatic or a manual. Not as in the driving experience, because that's a pretty obvious difference. But, just as in what people will think. I'm thinking that people will be like, 'Nice car! Oh, man you've got an automatic? You should have a manual man.'. That's what I'm thinkin' the basic response will be... But I want people to like my car and think it's cool and I think that manual helps. Well, thats all so tell me what you think please. Does a manual seem cooler than an automatic? Thanks.
You should go manual, it takes a while to get the hang of but once you do it more fun to drive. Automatic don't put you in control and thats fine if the cars just transportation, but if you like to drive, go manual.
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:11 PM   #14
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You should go manual, it takes a while to get the hang of but once you do it more fun to drive. Automatic don't put you in control and thats fine if the cars just transportation, but if you like to drive, go manual.

In control, huh? So, what part, exactlly, of my car was i not in control of that made me win at autocrossing?

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/cvetters3/rex1.MPG

90% of being in control of the car (and to be honest, 90% of driving) has to do with everything BUT shifting. When you're driving down the interstate, and not shifting at all, are you simply not in control? And even with a stock automatic you can choose the gear you want to be in (though it admittedly ins't as precise as a mildly modded automatic or a manual). But I haven't ever been out of control of a car because it had an automatic in it...

When you go to someplace like Grand Prix Karts, Malibu Grand Prix, or F1 Boston, are you not in control of the kart, and not having fun, because there's no shifter at all? 45mph and 1.5 G cornering is no fun, and you have no control because you don't shift, ever?

http://www.gforcekarts.com/track.htm

While there are a lot of stock automatic cars that are no fun, there are a lot of stock manual trans cars that are no fun, either. Some cars are better with manuals, and some are better with automatics. And you can only say, "look at me, I shifted" so many times before it gets old...
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