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Question: Manual or auto
Manual Tranny - 95 (77.2%)
Juice Tranny - 26 (21.1%)
I have auto bike - 2 (1.6%)
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« on: July 04, 2007, 11:03:54 pm »

Figuring most motorcyclists like to shift their own gears, wondering who manually shifts their cars too. I haven't had an auto since 94, and only a couple of autos before then.

Not sure how to handle FJR-AE riders, I guess tell us if your car is an auto too.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 11:16:59 am »

Five speed manual in my Taco, but it'll probably be the last stick I have unless I ever get another sports car. Even then, I'd take a decent paddlebox over a full manual.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 11:19:19 am »

No autos for me.

'05 Subaru Legacy GT(urbo).

Wife, although I thought her to drive a manual (and she did for a year or two), refuses. Too much effort for her taste, so the Acura is a Slushbox.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 12:44:10 pm »

I've always driven a stick, and I always will. It's a control issue for me  Lol
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 12:44:55 pm »

The truck is an auto
The car is a stick

All of the bikes are manual  Bigsmile
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 01:16:42 pm »

Passat V6 with a 5 speed stick.  Holding on to it as long as possible, VW doesn't pair this engine with a manual trans any more  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 01:21:14 pm »

My Pathfinder has the world's least intelligent 4spd auto behind a gutless 3.3v6.  Reliable as all hell, but slow, unpredictable, and loud.

before that, two manual Accords. looking to trade the truck off for a Subaru wagon with a stick.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007, 01:23:38 pm »

Just went from a 5-speed Subie to an automatic RAM 1500.  Yeah well, not a big deal cause I mostly ride!   Burnout  

I prefer the manuals, of course.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007, 01:40:26 pm »

I don't own a car but voted manual since that's what I'll be looking for when I get one.  The autos I have driven have too much trouble getting out of their own way.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007, 03:23:22 pm »

93 Nissan pick-up is stick

98 Isuzu Trooper and 99 Pathfinder are both autos.

 
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2007, 04:17:17 pm »


93 Nissan pick-up is stick

98 Isuzu Trooper and 99 Pathfinder are both autos.

  


 Lol you have the same kind of dopey pathfinder I do. Or does yours have the 3.5?
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2007, 09:02:37 pm »

I'm one of those FJR-AE guys -- I voted manual because I decide when to shift. My car's a manual.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2007, 09:28:43 am »

My daily driver is a 5spd Miata and my wife's daily driver is a 5spd Integra sedan.  The next car will be her's and she's only looking at manuals.  I'm not so sure on my next ride, I drove an RX-8 w/ the paddles and even though it's an automatic it was kinda fun.  Maybe I'm getting lazy in my old age...
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2007, 12:58:54 pm »




 Lol you have the same kind of dopey pathfinder I do. Or does yours have the 3.5?



3.3 liter, but it's been doing what it does for 130,000 miles without a hiccup Bigsmile

I wasn't overly impressed with the 3.5, plus I picked this one up 2 yrs. old for $15k less than the brandy new 3.5 model Thumbsup
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2007, 04:31:29 pm »

I'm auto girl.  My Civic and my Burgman are both automatic transmission.  If I'd been able to get the Hybrid I would've had 2 CVTs.
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2007, 04:34:26 pm »





3.3 liter, but it's been doing what it does for 130,000 miles without a hiccup Bigsmile

I wasn't overly impressed with the 3.5, plus I picked this one up 2 yrs. old for $15k less than the brandy new 3.5 model Thumbsup


I really can't complain about mine, except the lack of power. 205k kms on it, which is about 130k miles. Sold my Accord last summer, and bought the Pathfinder and the 650R with the proceeds.  The pigfinder is great in snow.
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2007, 07:07:18 pm »




I really can't complain about mine, except the lack of power. 205k kms on it, which is about 130k miles. Sold my Accord last summer, and bought the Pathfinder and the 650R with the proceeds.  The pigfinder is great in snow.


The Path is a very capable off road/snow vehicle. I had a 97 that I wheeled quite a bit and never got it close to being stuck. Best time was driving out to the beach to do some surf fishing. The driveway in was one of those hammer down don't let up... ever kind of spots. Halfway in there's an Explorer buried to the frame. Went around backed up and hooked the strap to him. Buried the Path to the frame. Unhooked drove out with no trouble. Then a BBC Suburban pulled up bragging about how good he was. Buried that to the frame and he couldn't get out. With a couple of straps I was able to get away from the soft stuff. Pulled out the Suburban and the Explorer together. I really like that Path. I beat the shit out of it and never had any trouble. Some 18 year old kid plowed into the back of it and totalled it for me Sad


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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2007, 07:32:10 pm »

Wheelin', I think.  Lol
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2007, 09:08:42 pm »

Auto right not... but I'll probably pick up a manual for my next car (I figure I gotta get proficient at car shifting sometime)
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2007, 11:10:42 pm »

I generally prefer manual, but my current car has whatever you want to call a 'paddle-shifter'.  (You can't get one with a manual transmission from the factory, but an aftermarket one is available... for ... 5 large  EEK! )


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