Let's talk transmissions: Manual vs Automatic - Vote & Discuss

Discussion in 'Motorized Vehicles' started by J.Dre, Aug 12, 2015.

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Which do you prefer? Please post why below!

  1. Automatic

    11.4%
  2. Automatic w/Paddle-Shifters

    8.6%
  3. Automatic w/Paddle-Shifters & Rev-Match Technology

    5.7%
  4. Manual

    68.6%
  5. Manual w/Rev-Match Technology

    2.9%
  6. CVT Transmission

    2.9%
  1. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    Auto for the car, manual for the bike. Might go DCT in a car sometime, but my days as a manual elitist are long behind me.
     
  2. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    I have traditionally been a manual elitist, having owned four cars (and three motorcycles), all manuals. But I'm likely going to go for an automatic on my next car because my new job involves a decent amount of stop-and-go commuting, and I don't really go for recreational backroads driving as much anymore.
     
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    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    A motorcycle is easily enough to scratch the manual itch, and TBH I prefer the way a bike shifts to the way a car shifts.
     
  4. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Sold my motorcycle a few years ago; just didn't have the time to ride frequently anymore, and there's nothing more dangerous than an occasional motorcyclist with rusty skills. My last bike, a first-gen Suzuki SV650, was a ridiculously good bike (especially considering I got it for about $5k new), but by the last couple years it was just rotting in my garage, being taken out once every couple months.

    I do agree with you that motorcycle manuals are better than car manuals. Modulating the clutch perfectly is a more sensitive process than selecting a gear, so it makes sense that a motorcycle assigns your fingers to the sensitive job and lets your foot do the brute-force job.
     
  5. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    Maybe I'm spoiled by it, but it has ruined car manuals for me.
     
  6. Kent T

    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    My turntables and tonearms are manual, my cars are required to be automatic and with adaptive equipment.
     
  7. Hd172

    Hd172 Notebook Consultant

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    My cars only have park drive and reverse. There are no other options. Step on the pedal and smooth acceleration with no shifting at all.
     
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