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View Poll Results: Manual or Automatic transmission: which do you like best?
Manual 71 58.68%
Automatic 30 24.79%
I don't care, either one's good 20 16.53%
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:39 PM
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Mom has manual, dad has auto. I like 'em both. But my vote goes for manual. You feel like you're in control and you get to play with the stick




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Old 04-06-2005, 06:00 PM
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i like manual but i have an automatic so i can't really say i don't like it cause i do but with manual you can feel if Ur car doesn't like what Ur doin 2 it (that's got me into more trouble with my automatic)
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:47 PM
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I picked manual, I said this because I like the control I have with it, they are lighter, less complex, and get better mileage.

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:40 PM
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I drive a 5-speed as my daily. Good on gas, better control than the auto.
The truck has an auto, mainly because people other than myself have to drive it. Opt for the clutch anyday. I first learned to drive in an old chevy with "3 on the tree", no power stering, no power brakes. I guess I'm a little biased.
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:53 PM
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My th350 works just fine. After engine rebuild and new rear end i want to get a gear vendors for it. 6-speed auto... 427 sbc... neato
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:16 PM
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manual trans vs automatic

I love shifting the stick makes me feel one with the machine. But with age and leg problems I went to auto I still get the chance now and then and love it
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:05 PM
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it's a question of control vs. consistency.

Drag racing- automatic
street- personal preference
highway- personal preference
road racing- manual
offroad- manual
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:46 PM
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Friend has a pink duster with a 4 speed with a V Gate shifter. It makes me seem like i'm a good driver. It also allowed his mismatched 318 to take home the burnout contest win both days.

I have an auto in my car with a shift kit, 2500 stall and B&M Megashifter, its ok too, I can bark the tires and cruise main easier.
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:28 AM
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Standard, except in traffic!
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Old 04-17-2005, 02:56 PM
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i voted for both. for daily transportation just getting back & forth to work, i prefer an auto. i sure don't care about shifting gears when i get off work. but for a hot rod/project/fun car always a manual.
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
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i voted both because there is a applications for both if your old and have screwed up legs(like me) auto are a god send my 1st manual was 69 chevelle royal blue metal flake 22 coats of clear 396 (402) six pack muncie 4spd slapshifter 4:10 welded ladder bars and (remeber ?) L-60s side ways in every gear but when I cruz the big blu bus
thats it set it and for get it
also got rel good at shifting gears without the clutch (its a fat guy thing)
all in all I love um both keep the wheels rolling and burning

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Old 04-19-2005, 09:11 AM
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Why not both ?



Recently i have to replace my trans. since my engine was too big
for my T350.
So, when i change someting, its for the best all around..

At first i have looked at a 700r4, but even in "bullet proof build" the 700r4
will not be "toff" enough to handle my engine... So learned more info on 4L80, at first looking to buy a "full manual" 4l80, but what i have learned whorth the time spend, i have ended whit a 4l80E (electronics) whit a compushift (computer controler for the trans), I just can't tell how this tranmission is incredible... I have the display adapter (Lcd screen) in my car that display a buntch of trans parameter an can program the pressure of the shift as well as RPM shift and lot of other functions... This trans can be used in manual mode (you shift) or in automatic mode (computer shift) as well as using on demand two "shift Button" to upshift/downshift (may be on the sterring ). But hey ! Just think about this...

You drive whit the overdrive 4L80E on the street in standard mode programming for the trans, you drive to the dragstrip then use the display to program more presure on the shift to have firmer shift & set a 5800RPM limit to shift the gear ! Thats Year 2000

May be the more costly option, but i think its the best
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:29 AM
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What transmission??

I would have to go with the stick car. I have a 57 chevy and I just put a 5 speed O. D. in it and love it on the highway and around town. I can still throw a few gears when I want and put it into 5th on the highway, its great. I had a 69 Chevelle with a worked 350 turbo and got so bored driving it, I sold it 4 months after building it. No fun I guess. Yeah, stick all the way. Steve
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:45 PM
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Manuals all the way

I like manuals because you're actually doing something as you drive, and they're more fun because you have more control of your car or truck.
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:50 AM
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I have a very nice 700R4 in my Nova. It helps alot on the highway. Sure I would love a manual trans but my car came with an automatic.
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