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Old 02-19-2005, 03:28 AM   #1
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stick or auto

which do you run
i now stick is better but how much better in terms of performance
i want a stick but with california traffic it will be a bithc to get around.
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
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I have an auto, but loathe it.
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:09 AM   #3
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which do you run
i now stick is better but how much better in terms of performance
i want a stick but with california traffic it will be a bithc to get around.

We are having the same sort of argument in this thread: http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?t=9214
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Old 02-19-2005, 03:45 PM   #4
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I have a stick, but understand the concerns of traffic. I have a 20 minute commute to work that turns into an hour+ ride every single day (up and back), and clutching every three seconds is not exactly fun.

Still, it's a sacrifice I make (although I confess, I do have another car that's an auto, so on really bad days I can use that). When I'm not in traffic though, nothing beats the fun of shifting gears. And on a personal note, I always look at stick shift drivers to be a bit more...authentic, for lack of a better word.

I don't meant to offend anyone, but to me, a stick shift is for people who really want to drive their car, not just go along for the ride. I can't stand seeing a car that's in any way sporty that has an automatic transmission...makes me feel the owner cares nothing about driving, only image. But again, I'm not directing that to anyone here.

Actually, now that I think of it...I have a question about driving a stick shift in traffic. You typically have to creep your car at about 1mph most of the way, so coming off the clutch entirely is usually a bad idea. Does creeping like this do any serious damage to your clutch? I'd imagine any kind of friction is bad, but how can it be avoided?
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Old 02-19-2005, 05:41 PM   #5
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get one of those cars with auto/shift manual
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Old 02-19-2005, 05:47 PM   #6
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get one of those cars with auto/shift manual

Those cars are for ppl who cant drive stick. Stick is the only way to go unless you WILL be stuck in traffic every single day...but since I dont drive to work or drive to school...stick is the only way for me...and will be forever until they get rid of stick cars...which slowly they are doing.
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:06 PM   #7
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Those cars are for ppl who cant drive stick. Stick is the only way to go unless you WILL be stuck in traffic every single day...but since I dont drive to work or drive to school...stick is the only way for me...and will be forever until they get rid of stick cars...which slowly they are doing.

but it solves the problem when being in the traffic and u ll have much more control of the car
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:14 PM   #8
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GreekWarrior, is that Bunta Fujiwara reading the paper in your sig?
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:27 PM   #9
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GreekWarrior, is that Bunta Fujiwara reading the paper in your sig?

yea thats him why?
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Old 02-19-2005, 06:54 PM   #10
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but it solves the problem when being in the traffic and u ll have much more control of the car

It does save you a lot of trouble, but you still don't have quite the same control.

Eh, I guess in the long run it won't matter, since it seems like all cars in the US will be that way eventually
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:57 PM   #11
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Because he looks really young. Which stage is that from?
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Old 02-19-2005, 08:07 PM   #12
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Wwwwwhhhhhaaaaaattttt!!?!!?!?!!??!
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Old 02-19-2005, 08:27 PM   #13
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Wwwwwhhhhhaaaaaattttt!!?!!?!?!!??!

what, Wwwwwwwwwhhhaaaaaatttttt!!?!!?!!?!!??!

huh?
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Old 02-19-2005, 08:43 PM   #14
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what, Wwwwwwwwwhhhaaaaaatttttt!!?!!?!!?!!??!

huh?

what are you talking about
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:05 PM   #15
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You replied to my post answering my question that it was him, and why I was asking. I replied, "because he looks really young, what stage is that pic from". I've never seen him look so young on the show on the show so I assumed it was from some lost episode or something, which is why I asked in the first place. Get it? God I hate when I have to explain simple stuff.
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