Do you prefer Manual or Automatic cars?

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  1. FléauDeDieu Le Parrain

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    I'm finally really learning to drive now, I past my theory test a few months back and got my provisional license too but then Covid hit and I couldn't get driving lessons up until now.
    During that time in lockdown I was mostly just practising with my Dad's car, a manual one. Working the stick (lol!) can be frustrating enough between moving it, letting the clutch in/out, but after a few days I can feel it sort of seeping into my head now after practicing it again and again.

    I don't know how my Dad was able to use a phone while driving stick growing up now, it's must be a dangerous form of magic to learn.

    Anyway, as the title says, do sherdoggers prefer Manual or Automatic cars? I know in the USA it's apparently that 96% use automatic over there, whereas it's 90% manual over here.
     
  2. Starck Black Belt

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    Automatic, duh. Less shit to deal with.
     
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  3. fingercuffs VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT Platinum Member

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    Hate to say it being Brit, but auto. Traffic's a bitch with a clutch. But anyone who can't drive manual...fuck off.
     
  4. igrofungus Blue Belt

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    Manual. Thats what I have now. I can talk on phone, text, roll a blunt, fuck... even jerk off while driving stick. Its easy as shit and just becomes second nature. The only time is somewhat sucks is stop and go traffic
     
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  5. fingercuffs VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT Platinum Member

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    One of my cars is 6 gear and in traffic a pain in the ass. It's a mean as fuck Mini Cooper S but I get cramp in my foot.
     
  6. SleepyBoy Silver Belt

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    Manual
    Although automatics are pretty nice these days

    So just drive something you really enjoy
     
  7. Sickness1 Sickness Belt

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    On the highway manual but on the streets automatic.
     
  8. SleepyBoy Silver Belt

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    I drove a manual mini in dc metro traffic 3+ hours a day until the engine blew.

    I loved that car even though it was nothing but trouble.
     
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  9. StoneColdSteveAustin Brown Belt

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    Who the hell buys a manual car anymore?
     
  10. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    me....

    I like to have both. manuals are amazing unless you have a super heavy clutch and get caught in bumper to bumper traffic on an incline.

    the way to go is both. have a fun pure driving experience manual, and a auto.
     
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  11. fingercuffs VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT Platinum Member

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    In the US they're a pain in the ass to fix. Some guy tried ripping me off for an extra $400 for my clutch and it still cost $2000. I don't want to buy non American again.
     
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  12. StoneColdSteveAustin Brown Belt

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    Yeah but you’re one of the weirdest people on here so I’m not surprised at all. Manuals aren’t awesome that’s why no one buys them anymore. They’re dead. It would be like buying a VCR still.


    Didn’t you sleep on the floor on a pile of used clothes for like a year?
     
  13. TribalDrumz Red Belt

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    New Nissan Z will be the last of the manual sport cars
     
  14. Lethal_Striker Silver Belt

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    Manuals are an obsolete technology, why do you want to do more work when driving?
     
  15. StoneColdSteveAustin Brown Belt

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    And no one will buy it
     
  16. A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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  17. Anialater Thousandaire.

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    Manual if you consider yourself a man.
     
  18. SleepyBoy Silver Belt

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  19. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

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    I don't think I know anyone who drives an automatic. It really isn't much of a thing in the UK.
     
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  20. TribalDrumz Red Belt

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    Ya not the luxury car wannabe guidos from Jersey where you’re from. True sports car track guys will though.
     
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